Jul 17, 2014 07:28 am
By MARY KATHARINE HAM
In which the agency that’s been giving millions in bonuses to people for causing and lying about the untimely deaths of veterans asks for the GDPs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Anguilla, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Equatorial Guinea combined from taxpayers to stop doing that.
Acting VA Head: We Need $17 Billion to Stop Mistreating Veterans
Jul 17, 2014 07:27 am
By News Editor
A plan to house hundreds of illegal immigrant children at a multimillion-dollar hotel complex in Texas was scuttled after the prospect of taxpayers footing the bill for luxury lodging proved too much of a public relations obstacle.
Fed-Backed Group Drops Plan to Buy Fancy Hotel to House Illegals
Jul 17, 2014 07:24 am
By Christine Rousselle
This "map" of "statistics" has been going around Facebook for a while, and recently made a bit of a resurgence. The map purports to show a correlation between areas of high crime and votes for Obama in 2012. There's one problem—it's a hoax.
Hoax “FBI Gun Violence Map” Goes Viral on Facebook
Jul 17, 2014 07:22 am
By David Benkof
According to the experts on homosexuality across centuries and continents, being gay is a relatively recent social construction. Few scholars with advanced degrees in anthropology or history who concentrate on homosexuality believe gays have existed in any cultures before or outside ours, much less in all cultures.
Nobody is ‘Born that Way,’ Gay Historians Say
Jul 17, 2014 07:20 am
By GINA LOUDON
For weeks, the mother of a U.S. Marine who made a wrong turn at the Mexican border and ended up over the international boundary has waited for President Obama to respond to a petition on behalf of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25.
Jailed Marine’s Mom: ‘My Heart is Breaking
Jul 17, 2014 07:18 am
By Patrick Tucker
A Pentagon report, revealed by The New York Times over the weekend, showed that the American troops working alongside Iraqi forces were at risk of harm from Sunni extremists who had infiltrated the Iraqi Army (and, perhaps, from the pro-Iranian Shiite militias that effectively are the Army.)
Could a Brain Scan Protect U.S. Troops from Insider Attacks? (+video)
Jul 17, 2014 07:17 am
By GOSIA WOZNIACK and LISA LEFF
A Catholic organization has decided to cut off long-standing funding to a Portland immigrant rights group that works with day laborers over its affiliation with an organization that supports same-sex marriage.
Nonprofit Loses Grant Over Gay Marriage Stance
Jul 17, 2014 07:16 am
By DOMENICO MONTANARO, RACHEL WELLFORD AND SIMONE PATHE
“I’ll be a thorn in his [posterior].” — Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat from Alaska, being edited by The Washington Post for language after telling the paper that part of his strategy for winning re-election is to separate, or perhaps attach himself, to President Obama.
‘Lessons’ From this Election Season So Far
Jul 17, 2014 07:15 am
By John Rizzo
It's unlikely Germany didn't know what the U.S. was up to, and kicking out a local CIA chief is largely political theatrics for a German citizenry still fuming over last year's revelations of extensive NSA surveillance, says former CIA lawyer John Rizzo.
Don’t Be Fooled, Germany’s Outrage at U.S. Spying Is Just for Show