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K St. on edge: Block on foreign lobbying by ex-officials could become ‘seismic event’

Rep. Frank Wolf: "Why should somebody who had been an ambassador or CIA station chief then go out and work for that country?"

Special to Compiled by Miles Yu, A bill working its way through Congress has the potential to alter the dynamics of U.S. foreign policy by prohibiting former senior U.S. government officials from lobbying on behalf of foreign countries for a decade after leaving office. Introduced by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), the bill would [...]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Intel Brief,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics,World Links | Read More »

‘The greater love’ survives a massacre


Wesley Pruden Gloria Steinem was wrong. Once in a fit of frustration she rolled her eyes, stamped her feet, and declared that “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” This became a battle cry in the war between the sexes. Three young women, who survived the movie-palace massacre in Colorado because [...]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Culture,Wesley Pruden | Read More »

National security, the Muslim Brotherhood and Sec. of State Clinton’s top aide

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Deputy Cheif of Staff Huma Abedin.  /Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images

Special to By Cliff Kincaid Sen. John McCain has become a left-wing media darling for defending Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin against truthful charges that she has family connections to the pro-terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. Andrew McCarthy notes there used to be a time when McCain was alarmed by the advance of the Muslim Brotherhood. [...]

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Life,Mideast,Stateside,Terrorism,Top Stories,U.S. Media,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Congress slaps Moscow’s Rosoboronexport on military aid to Syria


Special to WASHINGTON — Congress has blocked U.S. procurement of military equipment from Russia amid its continued assistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad. The House of Representatives passed a bill that severed contacts between the Defense Department and Russia’s state-owned arms agency Rosoboronexport. The House said the Kremlin delivered nearly $1 billion worth of [...]

July 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Russia,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Military | Read More »

Congressional probe of Arpaio evidence could dwarf Watergate


Jeffrey T. Kuhner This column was published orginally by and The Washington Times National Weekly. America may be facing a constitutional crisis. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., has made a startling declaration: President Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent. If true — and I stress if — then this scandal dwarfs Watergate. In [...]

July 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Jeffrey Kuhner,Life,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Escape from the USSR and immigration to USA: We did it our way, and legally

Ellis Island.

Lev Navrozov The year was 1969. To an outsider, it would seem that the occupants of that white stone house on the hill, acres of birch trees, a cherry orchard, and surrounded by a high fence are happily enjoying their life. We worked at home. Rarely, my wife, chief editor of the Soviet branch of [...]

July 20th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Lev Navrozov,Life,Russia,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics | Read More »

U.S. sailors attacked by Islamists in Turkey

A group of Turkish Youth Association (TGB) members have attacked American forces in Turkey’s southern city of Antalya where the USS Abraham Lincoln has docked.

Special to ANKARA — The U.S. military presence has been ordered on alert in Turkey after an attack on American sailors. Turkish sources said the U.S. military presence has been placed on alert in wake of an attack on several American soldiers in the southern province of Antalya. The sources said U.S. European Command, [...]

July 19th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Mideast,Stateside,Syria,Top Stories,Turkey,U.S. Military,World Links | Read More »

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

ran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, seen here in a June appearance.  /AFP

Special to By Dr. Assad Homayoun and Gregory Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense &  Foreign Affairs Iran, no less than the European Union or the United States of America, faces a series of problems which place it at a critical strategic junction. It now faces urgent challenges, the response to which will determine its viability — [...]

July 19th, 2012 | Posted in Daily Brief,Exclusives,Iran,Iraq,Israel,Life,Mideast,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics,World Links | Read More »

Olympic uniform controversary brings bipartisan ‘gotcha moment’

U.S. Olympic athletes rower Giuseppe Lanzone, left, and swimmer Ryan Lochte are pictured wearing the 2012 US Olympic team uniforms, made by Ralph Lauren.  /Reuters

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — With the London Summer Olympics fast approaching, the eyes of America are on Team USA, or more precisely on the manufacturer’s labels on their uniforms. What looked like a proud sporting moment when designer Ralph Lauren unveiled a really classy looking blue navy blazer, white pants and slightly improbable [...]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,England,Exclusives,John Metzler,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Culture,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Moscow puts hold on military exports to Syria

The Russian-made Yak-130 combat air trainer.

Special to WASHINGTON — Russia was said to have withheld delivery of an advanced military aircraft to Syria. The State Department has determined that the Kremlin decided to halt the export of certain combat platforms to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. A senior official said Moscow made the decision over the last [...]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Mideast,Russia,Stateside,Syria,Top Stories,U.S. Intelligence | Read More »

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