ISIS Now ‘Full-Blown Army,’ Officials Warn
Top U.S. officials warned Wednesday that a Sunni extremist group controlling parts of Syria and Iraq had grown into a threat that is "worse than al Qaeda".
FEC Chair Warns of Chilling Regulations, Book Ban On Conservative Publishers
The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban
Barbarians At The Gate
ISIS 'Orders Female Genital Mutilation' For Women in Mosul
The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation
IRS Head Says Backup Tapes Found In Lerner Probe
The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official Lois Lerner have found and are reviewing "backup tapes" -- despite earlier IRS claims that the tapes had been recycled.
Hagel Authorizes More Housing for Children From Central America
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized more temporary housing to shelter an additional 5,000 unaccompanied alien children anticipated to arrive in the United States from Central America in the coming months.
Admin Pulls ICE Officers From Field, Assigns To Desk Jobs
President Obama is encouraging Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to slack off on the job, former border cops tell National Review
7 Nobel Peace Laureates, Call For Arms Embargo On Israel For War Crimes
An assortment of rabidly anti-Israel public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, have called for an international arms embargo on Israel for its "war crimes and possible crimes against humanity" in Gaza.
Ocean Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean
Voters: Obama Administration Incompetent at Governing
Has the Obama administration competently and effectively managed the government? A Fox News poll finds 58% of American voters says no -- including about a third of Democrats.
Senator Says He Had PTSD When He Wrote Thesis
Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers
Communist Party Ousted From Ukraine Parliament
The Communist Party of Ukraine will cease to exist on Thursday, the speaker of Ukraine's parliament announced. "We only have to tolerate this party for another day," Verkhovnaya Rada speaker Oleksandr Turchinov said on Wednesday
Thousands of Migrant Children Are No-Shows at Hearings
Eighteen out of 20 unaccompanied migrant children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador failed to turn up for their immigration hearing in Dallas one day this week
AZ Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate
A condemned Arizona prisoner on Wednesday repeatedly gasped for one hour and 40 minutes, according to witnesses, before dying at an Arizona state prison.
Signs of Donor Fatigue at Obama's Bay Area Fundraisers
Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation's most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in
San Francisco Chronicle
Michelle O Takes Credit For More People Drinking Water
Michelle Obama is getting -- and taking -- credit for a 3 percent surge in bottled water sales, all due to her “Drink Up” campaign aimed at getting Americans to shift from soda to plain water.
Voting With Their Feet
Beretta To Move Out Of Md. Due To Gun-Control Laws
Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.
Watch the Trailer
Less Than 1% of Obama’s 'Emergency' Border Funds Would Be Spent This Year
The CBO score confirms that the president’s $4.3 billion emergency request is not warranted. CBO reports that only $25 million of the president’s request would be spent in fiscal year 2014 and the remaining funds would not be spent until the next fiscal year or in the out-years
Lawsuit: Newspaper Fires Editor for Criticizing Gay Bible
Bob Eschliman is a Christian. He’s also a veteran news editor. And when he decided to write a column on his personal blog objecting to a gay-friendly version of the Bible, Bob was unceremoniously marched out of the Newton Daily News
Feds Spend $10M on Robot Pals To Train Kids
The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits
Obama Motorcade Prevents Pregnant Woman in Labor From Getting to the Hospital
Witnesses at the scene report that a pregnant woman in labor was not allowed to cross the street to go to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 30 minutes because ObamaÂ’s motorcade was expected to drive through the area
Another Epic Government Fail - Yawn
Social Security's $300M Computer System Doesn't Work
After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
We, The Government
Fed. Judge Knocks Down Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban, Stays Ruling
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but temporarily stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 46%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 46% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 52% at least somewhat disapprove.
Obama 'Evolves' Again
Flashback: Obama Urged Action to Protect Iraq’s Christians – in 2007
The plight of Iraq’s Christians, targeted by Muslim militants, prompted a U.S. senator to write to the Secretary of State, voicing alarm about “their potential extinction from their ancient homeland” and saying the situation demands “an urgent response from our government.”
Sins of the Father
Dutch Furious After Putin’s Daughter is Found Living in Holland
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s daughter is living with a Dutch boyfriend in the Netherlands as the country reels from last week’s jetliner missile attack by Ukrainian rebels with Russian-supplied weapons, according to reports
New York Post
Resumes Listing Religion 26% Less Likely to Get Response From Employers
Job seekers whose resumes include a religious affiliation are 26 percent less likely to hear back from employers, supporting the "cultural distaste theory" that “employers penalize those who indicate any overt expression of religion,”
FNC's Beckel: I've Done Dope in The White House
On Wednesday's edition of "The Five," co-host Bob Beckel remarked on Snoop Dogg's revelation that he as smoked marijuana in the White House, by admitting to the same thing
Memo to Harry Reid:
Nevada Education System Ranked Last In Nation
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s state ranks last in the nation in education for the third year in a row, according to a children's well-being report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Beretta’s New Super Rifle
Beretta's website carried an announcement that the ARX100 is "shipping now." Beretta markets the rifle as "Italian Design -- American Built." Regardless of its origins, the gun is unusually powerful.
Hillary Clinton: ‘The Reset Worked’ With Russia
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to trumpet the so-called 2009 “reset” of the U.S.-Russian relationship despite all evidence to the contrary that it worked
Champion of The 'Common Man'
Michael More Owns NINE Homes
The divorce between filmmaker Michael Moore and his wife is bringing many details to surface, including that the two own nine homes in New York and Michigan, impugning his long-hewn image as a common man
New Workout Wristband Shocks Users If They Miss Fitness Goals
A new wristband design will deliver an electric shock if the wearer does not meet fitness goals
Sheriff Brings Back Prison Stripes
The jail's all-orange jumpsuits increasingly are viewed as "cool," Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel says, prompting him to begin purchasing jumpsuits with horizontal black-and-white stripes for use inside the jail instead.
Man Finds Family Living In His Miami Home
A South Florida renter came home to find people living inside his house but the family illegally squatting inside said they are not leaving.
For Hikers And Nature Lovers
Review: The Stone Hearth Grille In Bryce Canyon, Utah
On May 3, 2014, I was privileged to see something never before seen in the starkly beautiful environs of Bryce Canyon, Utah - the opening of a gourmet restaurant.
Can Simply Being Near the Ocean Wash Away Stress?
"Blue Mind" explores why so many of us are drawn to the ocean, and how this scientifically connects to our health and happiness
This Guy Knows Where Your Cat Lives… And He Has a Website To Prove It
It is either the funniest thing on the internet, or the creepiest, but one thing is for certain: a guy called Owen Mundy knows where your cat lives
Swarm of Bees Sting Man 1,000 Times
A Wichita Falls street department worker was stung about 1,000 times Thursday when an aggressive swarm of bees attacked him as he mowed grass, and two co-workers who tried to help him were stung, too.