New U.S. sanctions on Russian officials, companies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) — The United States levied new sanctions Monday on seven Russian government officials, as well as 17 companies with links to Vladimir Putin’s close associates, as the Obama administration seeks more…

Farm bill boosts halal, kosher food for poor

by -NO AUTHOR- -- DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population more…

GOP congressman surrenders to FBI

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) NEW YORK — Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-N.Y.) surrendered Monday morning to federal authorities in New York as prosecutors unveiled a 20-count indictment connected to a more…

U.S. oil stockpiles hit record high levels

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OILPRICE) — Crude oil stockpiles in the United States are at record levels and, with no place to go, oil inventories may continue to build because of the more…

GOP establishment ticked off at Republican surrender

by Joseph Farah -- [caption id="attachment_667869" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="GOP strategist Karl Rove"][/caption] AUSTIN, Texas – Caught on a flight from Washington to Texas Sunday, Karl Rove, the guru of the GOP political more…

Report: Pentagon wasting millions on ammo

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by more…

New IRS bombshell: 'Most audacious power play yet'

by Garth Kant -- [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Patrick Henry declaring, "Give me liberty or give me death!""][/caption] WASHINGTON — It was the nearly silent bombshell of the IRS scandal, but it more…

Obama's new pardon chief funded famous leftists

by Aaron Klein -- [caption id="attachment_789431" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Deborah Leff"][/caption] The new head of the U.S. pardon office, Deborah Leff, utilized her former position to steer money to the controversial Association of more…

Media mogul Diller defends 'rogue TV'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) — Media executive Barry Diller feels optimistic about the chances for the upstart Internet TV service Aereo, which he compared on Sunday to the early days more…

Security holes in power grid have feds scrambling

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Seattle Times) Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks that power companies use to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these more…