Religious-rights bill puts teeth in 1st Amendment

by -NO AUTHOR- -- For the first time ever, a bill proposed in the Utah House of Representatives could place freedom of religion above other constitutionally protected rights and recognize religion as more…

Stocks close up – Dow above 18,000

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks closed at highs on Friday, with the Dow above 18,000 and S&P 500 setting a new record as firming oil prices sent the energy sector more…

Russian intel ship spying on U.S. submarines

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FREE BEACON) A Russian intelligence-gathering ship is again plying the waters off the southern United States in operations aimed at spying on U.S. ballistic missile submarines based in more…

GOP-controlled Senate frozen amid DHS fight

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) The GOP-controlled Senate is looking a lot like last year’s Democratic Senate: failed procedural votes, short and fruitless workweeks and prolonged periods of inactivity on the floor. more…

'Megadroughts' predicted to ravage Southwest

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SFGate) The Southwest, including California, along with the Great Plains states, will endure long-lasting "megadroughts" in the second half of this century, worse by far than anything seen more…

Charlie Sheen praises 'hero' Brian Williams

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (San Franciso Chronicle) The NBC News anchor, father of Girls actress Allison Williams, was suspended from his NBC post for six months this week after he was exposed more…

McConnell boxed in after 'no shutdown' pledge

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, less than six weeks into unified GOP rule on Capitol Hill, is on the verge of seeing his most adamant pledge more…

Pennsylvania governor ends death penalty

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Morning Call) Newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and more…

Savage: GOP has RINOs, Democrats have 'JINOs'

by Kathy Shaidle -- [caption id="attachment_733681" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Michael Savage[/caption] Michael Savage "Obama just defamed the Jews, but the Anti-Defamation League has nothing to say," Savage noted after the president referred to more…