Smoking gun: Saudis running jihadists in Syria

by F. Michael Maloof -- [ooyala code="5maGpqazq2mxzsWZxekK-umEVXlfmRw_" player_id="9e3aa6b02ecc41ebaf52c50f275163c2"] WASHINGTON – A captured member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims that the ISIL and other Islamic militant groups in Syria more…

Did U.S. dodge lone-wolf attack on the grid?

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Was a sniper attack on a power station's transformer in San Jose, Calif., last year a prelude to future, perhaps larger, terrorist attacks on the vulnerable more…

'Divine wrath of God' threat on Kerry's head

by Joe Kovacs -- [caption id="attachment_618987" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama"][/caption] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now being warned he's risking the divine wrath more…

Law doesn't end revolving door on Capitol Hill

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) A top aide to a Republican congressman from Arizona helped promote a legislative plan to overhaul the nation's home mortgage finance system. Weeks after leaving more…

New IRS chief apologizes to tea-party groups

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) The new head of the IRS has apologized to those who suffered because of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, after he testified before a House more…

Crime to insult Bahrain king

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - The king of Bahrain has approved a law imposing a jail sentence of up to seven years and a fine of up to 10,000 dinars ($26,500) more…

Democrat: Make 'high 5' state's official greeting

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH) A tip of the ol’ Short Take chapeau to Post-Dispatch reporter Mark Schlinkmann, who annually seeks out the silliest bills introduced in the Missouri Legislature. more…

Exam-cheating scandal hits Navy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new twist to a widening tale of ethical lapses in the military, the Navy is investigating cheating allegations against about one-fifth of its more…