By Terence Jeffrey | 08/21/14 11:52 AM
About 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" -- also known as welfare -- as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.
08/21/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year. The National Association of Realtors says home sales rose 2.4...
08/21/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam. The Islamic State group had gained control of large swaths of...
By Becket Adams | 08/21/14 11:44 AM
MSNBC host Chris Matthews was not at all impressed Wednesday evening with President Obama's earlier statement on the ISIS beheading of American photojournalist James Foley.
By Larry Elder | 08/21/14 11:33 AM
Many simply have chosen to believe that teenager Michael Brown was "executed" or "shot several times in the back" -- the evidence can wait.
By Rebecca Berg | 08/21/14 11:31 AM
The Senate's top Republican, put a new, inadvertent twist on that motto during a recent campaign stop in Kentucky.
By Michelle Malkin | 08/21/14 11:18 AM
The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Mo., is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism.
By Steve Chapman | 08/21/14 11:12 AM
Plenty of black leaders and organizations in Chicago and elsewhere spend a lot of time and energy trying to prevent crime in their communities. There are rallies, conferences, prayer vigils and gun turn-in days. Last year, thousands of volunteers manned "Safe Passage" routes to get children to...
By R. Emmett Tyrrell | 08/21/14 10:50 AM
Turning once again to what the sociologists call "coping mechanisms": There is marijuana and then there is alcohol. They are increasingly the civilized options.
By Austin Bay | 08/21/14 10:46 AM
Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly. However, the...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/21/14 10:27 AM
President Obama may not be able to stop "corporate deserters" from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. But it appears that his Treasury Department will try to make the prospect of leaving the U.S. as unattractive as possible.
08/21/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/21/14 10:11 AM
The Department of Justice said that it would be the single largest settlement with a U.S. business in history. The agreement includes $9.65 billion in cash paid out to federal and state agencies, and nearly $7 billion in consumer relief to borrowers hurt by the mortgage crisis.
08/21/14 10:00 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court rejects appeal by losing presidential candidate over alleged poll fraud.
08/21/14 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...
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