TV networks spin shutdown Obama's way

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER) For millions of Americans, big political contests such as presidential elections and pivotal congressional hearings are still largely witnessed through the lens of ABC’s, CBS’s more…

Chinese downgrade U.S. credit anyway

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AFP) – A Chinese ratings agency downgraded its US sovereign credit rating Thursday despite Washington's resolution of the debt ceiling deadlock, warning that fundamentals for a potential default more…

Newtown to keep school razing under wraps

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC News) When the old Sandy Hook Elementary School is demolished, building materials will be pulverized on site and metal will be taken away and melted down in more…

Axelrod's back, and now he's Middle East expert

by Aaron Klein -- TEL AVIV – Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod is still in the game, playing a central role in brokering Israel-Palestinian negotiations on behalf of the Obama more…

Wikileaks-in-a-box to beat Obama snooping

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TechCrunch) In an effort to protect government whistleblowers from unprecedented levels of surveillance, the Freedom of the Press Foundation has launched SecureDrop, an anonymous submission tool for secure more…

NPS director: Closings discussed with White House

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Weekly Standard) National Park Service director Jarvis said he discussed closing the open-air monuments and memorials with the White House, as well as the secretary of the Interior more…

Art and worship: Painting from the pulpit

by Marisa Martin -- Scott Erickson had what Christian painters may consider the world's most desirable job as official "artist in residence" at a large Houston, Texas, church. He was paid and more…

Bombshell: White House planned shutdown

by Garth Kant -- WASHINGTON — The shutdown was deliberately orchestrated by the White House, according to the former foreign editor of Newsweek and editor-in-chief of the New York Times Magazine. Why would more…