Overseas Americans under attack in the new thriller No Escape

TownHall - Sun, 2015-08-30 21:00
There is something painfully realistic about the new Owen Wilson thriller No Escape. Despite the films fictional story, the harrowing talewhich features an attack of an American embassy overseas seems all too familiar to those who watched coverage of the 2012 embassy attack in Benghazi and the embassy attacks before then. 2015-08-28T12:12:00-04:00 2015-08-31T04:00:14Z John Hanlon

Iran is Not a Partner in Fighting Sunni Jihadist Groups

TownHall - Sun, 2015-08-30 21:00
President Obama has said that Iran could be a very successful regional power that [abides] by international norms and international rules, and that would be good for everybody. Iran's record of spreading terror in the Middle East tells a different story. 2015-08-28T11:56:00-04:00 2015-08-31T04:00:14Z Aaron Kliegman

Thinking Seriously About the Virginia Murders

TownHall - Sun, 2015-08-30 21:00
On the morning of August 26, Vester Lee Flanagan, a former employee of WBDJ, shot and murdered WBDJ TVs Alison Parker and Adam Ward on live television. He shot a third person, Vicki Gardner, who Parker was interviewing. Fortunately, the latter will survive. 2015-08-28T10:31:00-04:00 2015-08-31T04:00:14Z Jack Kerwick

Alaskans concerned Obama visit a ploy highlight green legacy

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 18:45

President Obama on Monday will begin a three-day trip to Alaska to hike on a glacier and call attention to climate change, amid concern from Alaskans and the oil and gas industry that the president merely wants to use the resource-rich state as backdrop to burnish his legacy as an ...

INSIDE THE BELTWAY: Alaskans leery of Obama's green agenda

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 18:37

When President Obama takes off for the great state of Alaska on Monday for a three-day visit, he'll have an extra passenger aboard Air Force One: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker himself.

Amazingly enough, Mr. Walker made the seven hour flight from Anchorage to the nation's capital Sunday, his sole purpose ...

Marvin Mandel, former Maryland governor, has died

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 18:25

ANNAPOLIS — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95.

According to a statement from his family, Mr. Mandel passed away Sunday afternoon after spending two days with family in St. Mary's ...

Bernie Sanders' voter base is growing but narrow

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 18:01

Sen. Bernard Sanders has become a force in the Democratic presidential race this year with a base of supporters who would look at home on a university quad — young, wealthy and college-educated voters — many of them getting involved in politics for the first time in their lives.

His ...

Obama to rename Mount McKinley as Denali in Alaska trip

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 17:45

President Obama plans to rename Alaska's Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, as Denali to show the federal government's harmony with the state's native people, the White House announced Sunday.

Mr. Obama had the mountain renamed Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," to recognize the sacred ...

Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 17:27

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died .

Bernie Sanders pushes back against claims he's soft on gun control

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 16:34

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders, who is surging in the polls and becoming a threat to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in early-primary states, pushed back Sunday against her campaign's charge that he is soft on gun control by promising that he will pass new gun control laws, if elected.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz refuses to budge on DNC debate schedule

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 14:50

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz's own party leaders have accused her of being "undemocratic" and rigging the presidential primary debate schedule to help Hillary Rodham Clinton, but she is standing firm on her decision to strictly limit the number of presidential debates.

The rift between Mrs. Wasserman Schultz ...

Scott Walker, GOP presidential candidate, vows to 'unleash' U.S. military on terrorists

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 10:21

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker vowed Sunday that he would defeat Islamic terrorism by "unleashing" U.S. military power that has been hamstrung by the Obama administration, part of a series of moves by the Wisconsin governor to convince voters that he has the national security chops to be commander in ...

Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 10:06

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

During the Great Depression, counties and cities in ...

Bobby Jindal, GOP presidential candidate, warns of immigrant 'invasion'

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 09:41

GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said Sunday that immigrants who do not adopt American values represent an "invasion."

"Immigration without integration is not immigration; it's invasion," the Louisiana governor said on ABC's "This Week," as he stressed the need for immigrants to learn English and fully integrate into American society.

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Chris Christie, GOP candidate, calls Hillary Clinton a 'disgrace' for equating GOP with terrorists

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2015-08-30 09:20

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday called Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton a "disgrace" for saying he and fellow GOP presidential candidates have the same "extreme views" on women's health issues as terrorist groups.

"That's a disgrace and she's a disgrace," Mr. Christie said on "Fox News Sunday."

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