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An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon said Thursday that President Obama's military strategy for sizing the force is too weak to meet growing national security threats.
The Central Intelligence Agency improperly and covertly hacked into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate the spy agency's Bush-era interrogation practices, according to an internal investigation.
The Senate gave final approval Thursday to sweeping legislation aimed at fixing the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, marking a rare moment of bipartisan accord triggered by the widespread treatment delays veterans faced at agency facilities..
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution authorizing an unprecedented congressional lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his use of executive power. The measure was passed along partisan lines, 225-201, as all democrats along with five Republicans voted against it.
A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities fight a never-ending battle against drug smugglers, Fox News reported.
U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year, CNBC reported.
"Social Security is insolvent," Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff told the House Subcommittee on Social Security at a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday. "And it's not bankrupt in 30 years, or 20 years, or 10 years. It's bankrupt today," CNS News reported.
The share of Americans who own their homes slipped again in the second quarter to its lowest level in nearly two decades, according to the L.A. Times.
Citing federal regulations, the Missouri National Guard recently refused to participate in a meet-and-greet with Vacation Bible students at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, according to the Daily Caller.
With only three days left to strike a deal, the House and Senate bills addressing the surge of illegal immigrants remain $2 billion apart, making it difficult for Congress to pass legislation before the annual Summer recess that begins this Friday.
House Republican leaders expressed confidence Monday that they would round up the votes to pass a border bill before Congress adjourns for its August recess at week's end, the Washington Examiner reported.
American Atheists lost another round in its legal battle to remove the "Ground Zero Cross" which is now on display at New York's National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
As Ramadan came to a close, President Obama thanked the Muslim community "for its many achievements and contributions" and "building the very fabric of our nation" and "strengthening the core of our democracy."
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a ban on carrying handguns in Washington, D.C. is unconstitutional, VOA reported.
President Barack Obama's latest executive order bars employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity among businesses that have federal contracts, according to The Christian Post.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Internal Revenue Service for any documents about the IRS having adopted new protocols and procedures for investigating churches.
When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants. If the activists are right, the sweeping move would upend a contentious policy fight and carry broad political consequences, Time reported.
A new drug called Solvaldi, created by Gilead Sciences', cures Hepatitis C, however it comes with a $84,000 price tag for a 12-week treatment course. With 3.2 million Americans who carry Hepatitis C, the drug could break Obamacare.
The Obama administration is considering a proposal that would allow foreigners to apply to admission to the United States on humanitarian grounds while still in their native country. Meanwhile, the National Guard troops sent to the border by Gov. Rick Perry of Texas may have the power to make arrests and apprehensions, if the governor chooses to do so.
Cases of the contagious and deadly "superbug" known as CRE increased five-fold in community hospitals from 2008 to 2012 in the Southeastern U.S., CNBC reported.
Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
A secular group filed a federal lawsuit last week to remove a World War I memorial that honors Maryland residents who died serving their country, according to The Washington Times.
The U.S. Geological Survey updated their seismic hazards map last week, and identified states along the New Madrid fault has the potential for larger and more powerful earthquakes.
President Obama began a two-day fundraising trip through the West Coast where the President found critics amongst the press core for being locked out of Democratic fundraisers, and residents of California stuck on the highway.
A government report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office showed a majority of fake Obamacare applications submitted during a undercover operation were approved by the health care system.