State Department weighs size of Marine embassy force

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Marine Corps Times) The State Department is weighing whether it needs more Marine embassy security guards to staff U.S. diplomatic facilities across the globe. The review follows September's more…

Are rare-earth metal prices about to rise?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Rare earth metal prices have fallen sharply since mid-2011, some declining by as much as 80% as expectations of rising supplies coincided with declining demand. More recently, more…

Largest U.S.-Israel military drill under way

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The U.S. and Israel simulated rocket attacks during their largest-ever joint military drill Wednesday, just as as real ones fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel. more…

Americans living in Israel go to polls

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Americans living in Israel went to the polls this week, dropping sealed envelopes into improvised ballot boxes at community centers in this city and at more…

Clandestine Obama-Iran meetings stir denial

by Reza Kahlili -- Qatar's prime minister issued a statement today denying that a clandestine meeting between Iranian and American officials took place in Qatar, according to Fars News Agency, Iran's media more…

Benghazi cover-up: 'This dwarfs Watergate'

by Joe Kovacs -- PALM BEACH, Fla. – New information suggesting the Obama administration was fully aware of the terror attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, within two hours of more…

Counter-jihad filmmaker will not be silenced

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_292857" align="alignright" width="201" caption="Eric Allen Bell"][/caption] In 2010 filmmaker and Daily Kos columnist Eric Allen Bell was harvesting all the fruits of an American leftist in Hollywood: more…