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The Lost Sounds of Summer

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:35
I long for the sounds of summer I knew as a kid. 2014-07-24T00:01:00-04:00 2014-07-25T03:35:04Z Tom Purcell

How Our World Fell Apart

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:35
Wherever we look today—from the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East to the post-Cold War frontier in Ukraine to the South China Sea to our border with Mexico— our world appears to be falling apart. 2014-07-24T00:01:00-04:00 2014-07-25T03:35:04Z Ed Klein

A Newfound Respect For The Law

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:35
?In the movie "Grosse Pointe Blank," one professional killer is protecting a target from another professional killer when he says the other hitman is either in love with the purported victim’s daughter “or he has a newfound respect for life.” It’s a comedy (and a good one), so the second hitman is in love the guy’s daughter. No newfound respect for life at all. 2014-07-24T00:01:00-04:00 2014-07-25T03:35:04Z Derek Hunter

Border crisis: US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:01

The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.

Can We Pay for Obamacare with Bitcoin?

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:35
Well… The future of Obamacare is almost as confusing as the concept of bitcoins. John talks about the conflicting rulings on Federal Subsidies – and the Bitcoin Girl joined the show to clear up a few myths about digital currency. 2014-07-24T00:01:00-04:00 2014-07-25T00:35:05Z Ransom Notes Radio

Krauthammer: General perception world going to hell while president plays golf

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:17

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that Americans’ opinions on increased  U.S. involvement in Ukraine show, “there's a general perception the world is going to hell and the president's out there playing golf. There's a disconnect here. “

US Army War College to probe alleged plagiarism by Democratic senator

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:25

An academic review board at the United States Army War College Thursday formally notified the office of a Montana senator running for re-election that it would review a report he plagiarized passages in a graduate paper, Fox News has learned.

No timeframe for lifting new security measures at overseas aiports, TSA chief says

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:51

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday there was no timeframe for lifting new security measures at overseas airports triggered by an “ongoing” credible threat targeting airlines.

Fox News poll: Voters dissatisfied with direction of US, still 'meh' on economy

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:45

Most voters remain unhappy with how things are going in the country. They don’t think the economy in general or the job situation in particular has turned the corner. Still, the latest Fox News national poll finds a large minority feels optimistic, with a sizable number saying the worst is over.

Fox News poll: Border crisis divides voters

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:45

Voters are torn over issues surrounding the immigration crisis on the southern border, where more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors from countries such as Guatemala and Honduras have illegally crossed into the United States since October. 

White House brings in Clinton aides for strategy session, amid stormy week

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:15

After a brutal week for the White House communications team as President Obama took heat for fundraising amid a series of foreign policy crises, Press Secretary Josh Earnest hosted three of his predecessors from the Clinton administration for a strategy session on Thursday.

Obama administration: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military targets

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:41

Obama administration officials said Thursday that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites, pointing to escalating Russian involvement in the deadly conflict.

In the Middle East, a New Alignment Being Born?

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:35
It did not take all that long, when you think about it, for America's Nobel Prize-winning statesman to bring the world to a boil. 2014-07-24T00:01:00-04:00 2014-07-24T19:35:04Z Emmett Tyrrell

Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:31

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.

Going Home

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:35
"Goin' Home." It keeps going around and around in my head as we drive around my old home town -- the slow, sweet musical theme Dvorak used for the largo in his New World symphony. 2014-07-24T00:01:00-04:00 2014-07-24T18:35:04Z Paul Greenberg

House, Senate talks over VA fix in chaos as recess looms

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:12

A massive and costly package meant to address the litany of problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs was getting caught in the congressional grinder Thursday, as House and Senate lawmakers clashed over how to iron out differences in their competing bills.

House committee backs Obama lawsuit bill

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:46

Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.

Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:21

The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.

Yellen’s Denial of Rising Inflation

TownHall Latest columns - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:35
Testifying before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen cherry-picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent. 2014-07-24T00:01:00-04:00 2014-07-24T15:35:04Z Peter Morici

Fight heats up over EPA sabotage of Alaska gold mine

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:15

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

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