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The 2016 presidential race is getting nastier

Republicans running for president in 2016 are increasingly taking off their gloves. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who is considering a Republican presidential bid, is the latest to throw barbs at one of his potential rivals. In an interview published Wednesday in The Washington Post, Kasich argued that former Florida Gov. Show More Summary

Incoming NATO Military Committee Chairman: Russia could occupy the Baltics in 2 days if it wanted to

The future chairman of the NATO Military Committee has issued some dire warnings about Russia's ability to occupy the Baltic States. Czech General Petr Pavel, who is scheduled to become chairman in June, warned on May 27th that Moscow...Show More Summary

GOP insider declares former NY governor winning the party's nomination 'would be like a monkey flying out of a unicorn's a--'

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) entered the Republican field for president on Thursday, but a number of political observers are skeptical of his chances. A Florida-based Republican strategist, Rick Wilson, was especially brutal when asked for his opinion on Pataki's odds by The Washington Post. Show More Summary

A giant bird just flew into Number 10 Downing Street

A heron just flew into Number 10 Downing Street, according to a special advisor to the UK government. Ramsay Jones, special advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron on Scotland, said on Twitter that the bird apparently had a stroll around before sitting atop the famous black door of the Prime Minister's official residence in Westminster. Show More Summary

Ex-administration official explains where Obama went wrong in Syria

As the Islamic State terror group continues to make territorial gains across Iraq and Syria, experts have blasted President Barack Obama's strategy for beating the militants. Critics have called out Obama's seemingly myopic view of the...Show More Summary

Take a tour of the $367 million jet that will soon be called Air Force One

The Air Force has selected the Boeing 747-8 as the President's new plane. Take a look inside the 4,786-square-foot jet.  Produced by Devan Joseph. Special thanks to Benjamin Zhang. Follow BI Video: On Facebook   Join the conversation about this story »

The Obama administration is losing all of its point people on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief U.S. negotiator in Iran nuclear talks, Wendy Sherman, will leave the State Department shortly after the June 30 deadline for the talks between Tehran and six major powers to reach agreement, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal spent the day fighting over ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Kentucky) presidential campaign fired back on Wednesday after one of his potential 2016 rivals fiercely attacked him. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) criticized Paul's foreign policy statements in a 6-tweet tweetstorm earlier in the day. Show More Summary

2 advocates for prison reform have a controversial proposal to end mass incarceration

Two heavyweights in the fight for prison reform have proposed a controversial way to slash the number of people behind bars in the US: give violent offenders shorter sentences. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Marc Mauer, executive...Show More Summary

Democrats are attacking Marco Rubio for his 'Pawn Stars' fundraiser

The national Democratic Party is about to roll out a series of "Pawn Stars"-themed attacks against Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Florida) presidential campaign. Rubio is reportedly headed to Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday for a birthday fundraiser hosted by Rick Harrison, the star of the popular pawn shop reality show. Show More Summary

One of the founders of Ben & Jerry's has a recipe for Bernie Sanders ice cream

Ben & Jerry's ice cream co-founder Ben Cohen has a pretty sweet idea for the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). Sanders officially launched his White House bid on Tuesday with a large rally that featured free treats provided by Cohen and his partner in cream, Jerry Greenfield. Show More Summary

The war on coal is real, and one side is clearly winning

The coal industry is in trouble. In an in-depth new report from Politico, one of the coal industry's top figures spoke frankly about the success of activists who have helped close almost 200 coal plants in the last five years. “They’re...Show More Summary

America's top military officer: ISIS caught us off guard

In an interview with Frontline, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey admitted that the Pentagon was unprepared when Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, fell to the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) in June 2014. Show More Summary

Chris Christie attacks Rand Paul for supporting 'criminal' Edward Snowden

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) continues to trade barbs with Republican Senators over the National Security Agency's data collection program. Christie, who is among the presumed 2016 presidential contenders who support the Patriot Act, accused Sens. Show More Summary

Rand Paul blames Republicans for the rise of ISIS

While many GOP presidential contenders are faulting President Barack Obama for the rise of Islamic State jihadists, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is blaming his own party instead. The presidential candidate made that argument Wednesday...Show More Summary

Some people in Texas think the government is secretly planning a giant military coup to invade the state

People are freaking out over a bizarre conspiracy theory that the US military is planning to enact martial law this summer under the guise of a Special Operations exercise called Jade Helm 15. Concerns over the theory — which has noShow More Summary

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the Queen's Speech

Today's Queen's Speech will be the first one from a Conservative government in almost 20 years and it promises to contain a number of major policy announcements. Queen Elizabeth II is set to give the speech at 11:30 BST (06:30 ET) to mark the official opening of Parliament. Show More Summary

The Soviet Union's fall led to an alarming nuclear failure that informs today's nuclear crisis

The collapse of the Soviet Union created one of the biggest security challenges of recent decades: The task of securing fissile material left unguarded after the empire's rapid collapse and transferring thousands of forward-deployed Soviet nuclear warheads to places where they would stay out of the wrong hands. Show More Summary

Putin isn't reviving the USSR — he's creating a fascist state

Russian President Vladimir Putin has memorably called the breakup of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics a tragedy, and that has led many to believe that he is hoping to restore the old USSR as he consolidates control within Russia and projects military power outward into Ukraine and beyond. Show More Summary

This horrifying story will make you question whether Andrew Jackson should be on the $20 bill

I still remember my first $20 bill. It was a gift from an uncle on my 8th birthday. I’ll never forget the crisp feel of the paper, the distinctive shape of the letters and the portrait of our wild-haired seventh president Andrew Jackson. Show More Summary

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