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One hundred fifty years ago, on July 5, 1865, the US Secret Service was established within the US Department of Treasury.
Marriage equality arrives! The Confederate flag (almost) departs! Toast with some #oreillytears, and enjoy the 4th. July 4 has always been a time for aggrieved progressives to remind the world that most Americans weren’t liberated on that first Independence Day. Show More Summary
Editor’s note: In 1944, the US War Department published FM 21-22, a manual on military watermanship. The manual covers everything a man needs to know to survive at sea, from how to properly abandon a sinking ship to how to stay alive in a lifeboat. This week we’ll be highlighting several of the manual’s sections; the information is […]
Beijing has expressed its annoyance over the US Defense Department's new National Military Strategy, saying that it "groundlessly exaggerates" China's threat and demonstrates that the US is stuck in a "Cold War mentality."
You are not going to read a lot from me on the latest revelation that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating the airlines for possible collusion on pricing. While I do have a strong opinion on that, suffice it to say that...Show More Summary
Marriage equality arrives! The Confederate flag (almost) departs! Toast with some #oreillytears, and enjoy the 4th
Courts Rule Trans Students Allowed To Use Bathrooms For New Gender The LGBTQ community just scored another victory in the courts. Now, transgender students are permitted to use the restrooms corresponding to their new identities, rather than being forced
Independence Day is nearly upon us and that means millions of Americans are likely to hit up their local fireworks store for small, overpriced explosives that always manage to disappoint us. The Key Peninsula Fire Department in Lakebay,...Show More Summary
On Monday, the US State Department announced that Washington will lift its ban on sending security aid to Bahrain because of progress the Manama government has made on human rights.
As thousands of Americans prepare to hop on planes for a long fourth of July weekend, the US Justice Department has launched a probe into four major airlines, claiming they may have colluded to keep plane ticket prices high by limiting seating, thereby raising demand. Show More Summary
After last week’s Supreme Court decision, which mandated that same-sex marriages be legal in all 50 states, the US Department of Education shared a rainbow-flag version of its logo on social media. A friend of mine remarked that he thought that sort of social advocacy by the department of education was inappropriate, and the discussion...
The US economy added 223,000 net new jobs in June, the Labor Department said Thursday in a mixed report on the jobs market. The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, the lowest level since April 2008, but job creation numbers for the previous two months were revised significantly lower, and there...
As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, officials in the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are warning us that there's a heightened threat of Islamist terrorist attacks. CNN is reporting that law enforcement officials...Show More Summary
You thought the Obama administration’s hostility toward Israel could not get more egregious? Think again: The US State Department backed away Tuesday from controversial language included in the anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions)...Show More Summary
The US Department of Justice has formally requested the extradition of seven top FIFA executives arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss authorities said on Thursday. The extradition requests were received from the US embassy in...Show More Summary
Amos Hochstein, who serves as the Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs leading the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the U.S. Department of State stressed during his visit to Beirut that the solution to the exploration of Lebanon’s offshore oil and gas reserves is in the hands of the Lebanese. “The solution […]
According to the head of the department of Russian state defense providers for the United Shipbuilders Corporation, trials for Russia’s first reconnaissance flagship against US missile defense systems will begin in 2016.
VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. An executive of TransCanada, the company proposing to build the Keystone XL pipeline, sent a letter to US State Department officials arguing...Show More Summary
Because extra fees and delayed flights weren't enough reason to sour on airlines, the Justice Department has added one more: Federal investigators suspect that the airlines are colluding to rip off passengers. The Justice Department has launched an antitrust investigation and demanded all communication airlines have had with each other...