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  • White House: New GOP whip 'doesn't know what a blank check is'

    The White House took aim Monday at newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, mocking the Louisiana Republican's criticism of President Obama's $3.7 billion funding request to address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Only two years until Social Security's disability fund runs out

    The Social Security disability trust fund is only two years away from exhaustion, Social Security's Board of Trustees announced Monday, while saying that Medicare's finances appear to have strengthened, thanks to slowing growth in the cost of health care.

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. The agreement includes $10 billion in...

  • FAA proposes to fines Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. Beginning in 2006, Southwest made "extreme...

  • $11,000 reward for Dearborn's serial bank robber

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Police in Dearborn have announced an $11,000 reward for help in catching a man they say has robbed three banks in the Detroit suburb. Chief Ronald Haddad said Monday that the man robbed a Charter One branch on May 31, a Comerica Bank branch on June 20 and a Chase Bank...

  • Rule aimed at cutting coal-fired plant's emissions

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision Monday reflects a compromise by tribal and federal officials,...

  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, with "no need to please the...

  • 2 drivers killed in head-on Tamiami Trail crash

    MIAMI (AP) — Two drivers died in a head-on crash on the Tamiami Trail, about 11 miles west of the Miccosukee gaming facility and hotel. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the Monday morning crash caused so much damage that the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Silverado were hard to recognize....

  • LA County coroner's official killed in crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County officials say coroner's Lt. Joe Bale was killed in a motorcycle crash in Wyoming over the weekend. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says Bale was fatally injured Sunday afternoon near Jackson Hole. City News Service reports the 52-year-old was riding...

  • How the U.S. ended up giving weapons to the Taliban

    Hundreds of thousands of sophisticated U.S. military weapons given to the Afghan military are missing and may be in the hands of the Taliban, according to a government watchdog.

  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women. Obama held up an...

  • Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed. Israel launched the operation against Gaza's Hamas...

  • Correction: Tour de France story

    PARIS (AP) — In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it's been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. He died 10 years ago. A corrected version of the story is below: Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France Crowning of an...

  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen says that "a series of innocent oversights" led to...

  • CORRECTS: FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for flying planes without proper repairs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CORRECTS: FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for flying planes without proper repairs.



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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  • The Underground War on Israel

    During the first two weeks of the Gaza conflict, Hamas landed at least two significant punches. In firing missiles at Ben Gurion Airport, Hamas convinced the Federal Aviation Authority and...

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  • A New Disorder

    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

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