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Army offers big bonuses for short contracts to reverse 'several years' of downsizing

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:04:40 -0500

The U.S. Army is looking to quickly reverse years of downsizing by offering lucrative bonuses for short-term contracts.

U.S. Army Recruiting Command plans on spending up to $300 million to bring its active component up to 476,000 soldiers by Sept. 30. Recruiters are tasked with growing the force to 28,000 ...




Terror on U.S. plotted in seven countries targeted by Trump

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:49:07 -0500

Nationals from seven countries listed on a travel ban issued by President Trump have participated in ongoing terrorist plots against the U.S., according to congressional and law enforcement reports that challenge the widely circulated media criticism that no one from those nations has ever staged an attack on American soil.

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Trump stance on religious liberty leaves social conservatives nervous

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:37:06 -0500

Some social conservatives are growing impatient with President Trump's modest stance on religious liberty one month into his term, saying the president so far has not kept his promise to protect the rights of evangelicals and Catholics who supported his campaign.

Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for ...




Trump's first month features victories from campaign promises, setbacks from court order

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:36:09 -0500

President Trump beat the news media on the campaign trail, and he's wagering he can do it again in the White House with bare-knuckle press conferences and raucous rallies that fuel his anti-establishment base — but the act will last only as long as the administration delivers results.

In his ...




Carbon tax at risk as GOP leaders, anti-tax allies move to halt proposals

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:12:07 -0500

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill and their anti-tax allies are moving quickly to crush conservative proposals for a carbon tax before they even have time to breathe.

The carbon dividends plan, recently put forth by Republican elders such as James A. Baker III and George P. Shultz, has been cast ...




Californians jeer state's decision to extend drought restrictions

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:01:10 -0500

California's decision to extend drought restrictions despite historic rain and snow has met with splashback from some waterlogged residents.

The State Water Resources Control Board voted to keep the cutbacks in place at its Feb. 8 meeting, much to the shock of Californians grappling with flooding, mudslides, flash floods, sinkholes ...




Reince Priebus, White House chief: Intel cleared Trump campaign of contact with Russian spies

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:41:59 -0500

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials have assured the administration that none of President Trump's campaign aides had contact with Russian spies and that news reports that speculate otherwise are "complete garbage."

Mr. Priebus made the comments as the Trump administration forcefully ...




Ex-clinic managers for Planned Parenthood say it treats women like cattle

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:53:37 -0500

Former clinic managers for Planned Parenthood say the organization is less interested in providing quality health care for women than in performing as many abortions as possible.

In a video released by Live Action last week, former clinic manager Ramona Trevino compares the relationship between Planned Parenthood and women to ...




Leon Panetta, ex-CIA chief: Intel community 'absolutely not' withholding data from White House

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:28:33 -0500

U.S. intelligence officials are "absolutely not" withholding the nation's most classified secrets from President Trump, a former spy chief said Sunday.

"I have never had intelligence officers, who have a responsibility to provide full information to the president and to other leaders in the country, ever withhold a piece of ...




John Kasich, Ohio governor: Europe still unsure of Trump's leadership in world

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:08:08 -0500

At an international security conference in Munich, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that world leaders remain uncertain about President Trump's commitment to Europe and NATO.

"There is a question that in a time of crisis, where will America be," Mr. Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union."

The ...




John McCain warns that attacks on news media smack of dictatorship

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:02:08 -0500

Arizona Sen. John McCain cautioned the White House on Sunday against bashing the press, saying that is "how dictators get started."

Mr. McCain's warning followed a deluge of criticism on President Trump's blasting the news media for allegedly trying to undermine his administration with fabricated stories and tweeting that "FAKE ...




DNC leadership race reshuffled with endorsement for Keith Ellison

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:08:36 -0500

New Hampshire Democratic Chairman Raymond Buckley pulled the plug Saturday on his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee and threw his support behind Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota.

It is unclear how much support Mr. Buckley had among DNC members or whether those who did plan to vote for ...




Trump hammers news media, revs up base at Florida rally

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:11:44 -0500

At a campaign rally Saturday, President Trump excoriated the news media for being part of the problem in Washington and received responding applause of agreement from the thousands of supporters in the crowd.

"They are part of the problem. They are part of the corrupt system," Mr. Trump said at ...




Homeland Security sets sights on curbing wide-scale DDoS attacks amid 'exponential increase'

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:50:56 -0500

The Department of Homeland Security said it has launched a multi-faceted attempt to defend the nation's computer networks from hackers in light of witnessing a dramatic surge recently with respect to the number of crippling cyberattacks being waged against internet infrastructure.

The DHS's Science and Technology Directorate on Thursday




Trump to interview John Bolton, 3 others for national security adviser: White House

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:37:17 -0500

President Trump will interview former U.N. ambassador John Bolton and at least three military officers this weekend for the job of national security adviser, the White House said Saturday.

Mr. Trump will speak Sunday with Mr. Bolton, said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The president is staying at his ...




Timothy Piazza's death leads Penn State to revoke Beta Theta Pi's recognition

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:26:01 -0500

Penn State stripped Beta Theta Pi of its status as a campus recognized fraternity Friday in reaction to the recent death of a sophomore pledge.

The university "has decided to withdraw immediately recognition of Beta Theta Pi fraternity," it said in a statement Friday, as authorities and administrators continue to ...




IRS offers extended customer service hours this weekend to get a jump on filings

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:59:53 -0500

The IRS is offering extended telephone help desk Saturday and even Monday, a federal holiday, to help taxpayers get a start on their filings.

The Tuesday following the Presidents Day holiday is typically the busiest day of the year for telephone calls, with the IRS fielding thousands of calls per ...




Milo Yiannopoulos to give keynote address at CPAC next week: Reports

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:44:19 -0500

Breitbart News editor and right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has reportedly been tapped to deliver a keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference next week, fresh off a recent and heated appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

CPAC organizers are expected to confirm Mr. Yiannopoulos as one of ...




Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade plaintiff, dead from heart ailment at age 69

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:36:31 -0500

Norma McCorvey, the pseudonymous plaintiff at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, Roe V. Wade, passed away Saturday from a heart ailment, The Washington Post reported. She was 69.

McCorvey's death was confirmed to the newspaper by Joshua Prager, a journalist currently in the midst ...




Omar Abdel-Rahman, 'Blind Sheik' terrorist, dies in prison

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:05:32 -0500

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Egyptian terrorist commonly known as "The Blind Sheikh," has died in prison, his family said Saturday. He was 78.

Abdel-Rahman's family was notified of his death over the phone by an unnamed U.S. representative, his son Ammar told Reuters. He died from natural causes, ...