Al Qaeda wants to train children to protest in Tunisia

The North African wing of Al Qaeda has released an audio tape, expressing support for the anti-government protesters in Tunisia and urging them to send their children to terrorist camps for weapons training.
November 2010 manufacturing exports chart

Exports Boost U.S. Manufacturing Sector

While the housing sector's troubles continue to drag down the U.S. economy, manufacturing is doing well, largely because of strong sales overseas. The exports boom has helped the manufacturing sector grow at a pace three times faster than the rest of the economy. According to federal data released last week, exports rose for the third straight month in November to nearly $160 billion.

US Jobless Claims Take The Biggest Jump in over 6 Months

The U.S. unemployment claims jumped last week to the highest level since October, this suggests that the labor market is still in a downturn despite signs of improvement in the economy. The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits.
Congressman Steve King Tucson shooting

Congressman Steve King Projects Repeal Vote To Pass In House Next Week

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is ready to return to official House business after marking the shootings in Tucson, Arizona, from the Hawkeye State. "I expect we will vote to repeal Obamacare next week," the conservative Iowan said of the House GOP, which had planned to bring a vote to the House floor this week to repeal last year's comprehensive health care reform bill. Agenda items were swiftly scrubbed from this week's calendar in the wake of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' wounding over the weekend from the shooting spree.
Obamacare is derailed

Stealth Expansion of Obamacare Derailed: Medicare-paid ‘Death Counseling’ Withdrawn

Ascribing to it the worst of motives, the Obama administration tried secretly to impose costly new regulations to expand Medicare under Obamacare. And nearly got away with it. Transparency, anyone? Not, apparently, from this administration. Unbridled powers of bureaucrats to "make law" through rule-making -- in effect, by regulatory fiat -- is a scourge of our republic. Regulations abound on subjects great and small, promulgated by armies of invisible bureaucrats employed to "fill in the blanks" in loosely enacted legislation.
Virtual Border fence

The Obama Administration Ends High-Tech Border Fence

High-Tech Border Fence Project That Cost Taxpayers Nearly $1 Billion Did Little to Improve Security. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Friday that she has canceled the troubled virtual fence project along the southwest border, proposing a new plan which she claims will better address each region's border security needs.
Jared Loughner stopped by Tucson Police

Jared Loughner Stopped by Police Just Hours before Shooting

The suspect in a deadly Arizona shooting ran a red light and was stopped by a wildlife officer less than three hours before the attack that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others.
Jared Lee Loughner

The Left Hypocritically Exploits Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ Shooting

Just hours after Saturday's tragic shooting incident in Tucson, Arizona, numerous news sources on the left from CNN to the Huffington Post were casting...

Bodies found beheaded in Mexico tourist city of Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) – Fifteen bodies, all but one of them decapitated, were found early on Saturday in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco as drug violence in Mexico intensified. The victims, all male, were discovered at dawn near a shopping mall along with threatening hand-written messages that are typically left as a calling card by drug cartels, authorities said.

Buoys strung on border canal to prevent illegal immigrants from drowning

CALEXICO, Calif. – A government agency on the front lines of the immigration debate has begun installing lifesaving buoys in a fast-moving canal along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants drown each year as they sneak into the country illegally.

Mexico says U.S. border agent killed teenage boy

NOGALES, Mexico, Jan 5 – A U.S. Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting on the Arizona border with Mexico on Wednesday that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy trying to illegally scale the border fence, Mexican police said.

Health Care Again Tops the Agenda, This Time of GOP

WASHINGTON—The new Congress prepared to begin business Wednesday much where lawmakers left off before the November election—battling over the merits of the Democrats' health-care overhaul.

Health Care Again Tops the Agenda, This Time of GOP

WASHINGTON—The new Congress prepared to begin business Wednesday much where lawmakers left off before the November election—battling over the merits of the Democrats' health-care overhaul.

Scott and Lee publish intent to push 99er unemployment extension

Representatives Bobby Scott and Barbara Lee on Saturday published an article in the Richmond Times Dispatch promising to continue to fight for the provisions of the bill they introduced as the 111th Congress came to an end last month.

Goolsbee to Tea Party: ‘Playing Chicken’ With Debt Ceiling Vote is ‘Insanity’

President Obama's top economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee, warned today against "playing chicken" with raising the country's debt ceiling, saying it would cause "a worse financial economic crisis than anything we saw in 2008."

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