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U.S. ‘advisors’ flow into Baghdad

U.S. ‘advisors’ flow into Baghdad

Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in…

Government may sue to recover losses from kickbacks

Government may sue to recover losses from kickbacks

The government is considering whether to sue banks and other mortgage servicers to recover its losses from alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and…

Biden: Gay rights trump culture, social traditions

Biden: Gay rights trump culture, social traditions

Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and…

Memo details U.S. justifications for drone killings

Memo details U.S. justifications for drone killings

The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside…

U.S. special forces face tough challenges in Iraq

U.S. special forces face tough challenges in Iraq

U.S. teams of special forces going into Iraq after a three-year gap will face an aggressive insurgency, a splintering military and a precarious political situation as they help Iraqi security…

IRS boss claims no obstruction in IRS targeting of tea party

IRS boss claims no obstruction in IRS targeting of tea party

The head of the IRS brushed aside accusations Monday that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of tea party and other political groups, even as Republican lawmakers questioned…

Kerry in Iraq in hopes of staving off civil war

Kerry in Iraq in hopes of staving off civil war

Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to…

General reduced two grades for sexual misconduct

General reduced two grades for sexual misconduct

The Army is reducing the rank of a brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case by two grades for his pending retirement, in a rare move that…

Scott Walter investigated for ‘criminal activity’

Scott Walter investigated for ‘criminal activity’

First it was Chris Christie, humbled by members of his staff who shut down a bridge from New Jersey into Manhattan in an apparent act of political retribution. Now it’s…

Say what? A 12-cent federal gas tax increase?

Say what? A 12-cent federal gas tax increase?

Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to…