NY mayor refuses to endorse a U.S. grand jury decision
2014-12-08 07:09:15 UTC
New York mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday refused to endorse a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer over the choking death of a man in the city last summer. De Blasio also doubled down on controversial comments he made about the risk...
CIA torture report could pose risks to U.S. hostages
2014-12-09 02:09:16 UTC
Secretary of state John Kerry has asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to “consider” the timing of the expected release of a long-awaited report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques.
Kerry called Feinstein to discuss the broader implications o...
Fact check on immigration: OBAMA RIGHT - CRUZ WRONG
2014-11-26 06:30:43 UTC
President Obama and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made seemingly conflicting statements about public opinion on the president's plan to address immigration issues in the U.S.
Obama claimed that "most Americans support the types of reforms I've talked abo...
Obama's executive orders on immigration are constitutional
2014-11-10 09:03:33 UTC
President Obama vowed Sunday to move forward with an executive order to ease immigration laws before the end of the year, ignoring dire warnings from Republican leaders that the move will poison his relationship with the next Congress.
US Airstrikes Target Gathering of Islamic State Leaders
2014-11-09 06:19:24 UTC
BAGHDAD — US Fighter jets carried out an airstrikes on Saturday and destroyed 10 armed Islamic State trucks around the Mosul in northern Iraq. An Iraqi security official and a military commander said that the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ...
Hillary Clinton won the 2014 midterms
2014-11-05 20:21:04 UTC
Many of the candidates that the Clintons backed in this cycle went down to defeat. While former Newsweek reporter Andrew Romano isn’t denying 2014 was a good year for Republicans, he could not wait to start shaking the pom-poms for how Hillary’s p...
U.S. 2014 Midterms: A slap in Obama's face
2014-11-05 07:03:27 UTC
Republicans swept to power in the US Senate after a rout for Democrats in midterm elections that were dominated by criticism of Barack Obama’s presidency and are likely to hobble his last two years in Washington.
A stronger-than-expected Republ...
Not Friends At All: The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations
2014-10-29 22:12:22 UTC
By JEFFREY GOLDBERG -
The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this o...
4 Women Who Could Be on the Next GOP Presidential Ticket
2014-10-27 02:47:57 UTC
Four women are early frontrunners to be part of a 2016 presidential ticket. As voters and the media continue to obsess over the next "first" in national electoral politics, these four Republican women make a strong case to be part of such a ticket...
Video: IS seized some of the weapons airdropped for Kurds
2014-10-21 21:44:52 UTC
In a new video, IS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control.
At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Kobane appears to have fallen into the hands of IS, a ...
KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move.
The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...
Obama’s ‘red line’ on Syria damaged U.S. credibility
2014-10-07 17:05:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is criticizing President Barack Obama for leaning toward, then deciding against military action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons.
"By failing to respond, it sent the wrong mes...
How ISIS protects against Air strikes
2014-10-15 05:53:26 UTC
By Orion Pegman
Two months after the U.S. air strike against ISIS, the signs show how well the Islamic State adapts to the new situation.
Most buildings are evacuated before the air strikes. In a village south of Kirkuk, fighters left one ...
Edward Snowden Awarded 'Alternative Nobel'
2014-09-27 15:58:29 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
DIAAL NEWS - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger have jointly received the 2014 Right Livelihood honorary award, dubbed “the alternative nobel prize”.
Sveriges Television SVT an...
Will we ever get a deal on climate change?
2014-09-30 18:03:48 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
Climate summit on September 23 at the UN, NY - Nifty strollers, weathered protesters, upper-east-side walking shoes, politicians, seniors, celebrities and lots of tweeting young people. Emma Thomson (actress) summed their ...
3000 volunteers to help fight the Ebola Virus outbreak
2014-09-24 15:54:19 UTC
Diaal News - The US is sending 3000 military employees to the disaster region in West African to help in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, personnel include doctors, medics, engineers and logistics experts.
According to U.S. government of...
Hillary Clinton Frying Political Steak in Iowa
2014-09-17 20:13:15 UTC
By Michael Luz and Daniella Inbar
Democratic presumed frontrunner makes sizzling appearance at event for Senator Tom Harkin.
Diaal News - Senator Harkin’s steak fry is a Democratic institution dating back long before the Clinton’s themselv...
Shocking cases in CIA report reveal the extent of "brutal" interrogations
2014-12-10 17:55:44 UTC
<h3>US senators back release of CIA abuse details</h3>
<strong>CIA torture report: Dianne Feinstein called its findings "shocking" and the CIA's behavior "in stark contrast to our values as a nation"</strong>
A tremendous amount of the Senat...