Abedin emails: Clinton ‘often confused’ at State Department

Abedin emails: Clinton ‘often confused’ at State Department

By Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon Hillary Clinton was “often confused” about elements of her job at the State Department, according to an email written by her close aide Huma Abedin and released by a watchdog group on Monday. Judicial Watch obtained a number of Abedin’s work-related emails through a public records request and […]

Study: Common Core and aligned testing consortia illegal

Study: Common Core and aligned testing consortia illegal

By Ashley Bateman / Heartland Institute A study recently published by the Pioneer Institute says Common Core standards and associated tests are directing the country toward a nationally driven curriculum, in violation of federal law, and it says the Obama administration used stimulus money to coerce states into adopting the program. Federal Overreach and Common […]

Islamic State has avoided direct clash with Israel despite having forces close to two of Israel’s borders

Islamic State has avoided direct clash with Israel despite having forces close to two of Israel’s borders

By Abraham Rabinovich / Washington Free Beacon JERUSALEM—Although the Islamic State has forces close to two of Israel’s borders, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday, it has chosen thus far to avoid a direct clash with Israel. “Daesh (another name for the Islamic State) hasn’t opened a front against us because they would simply get […]

France’s politically correct war on Islamic terror

France’s politically correct war on Islamic terror

After the January 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris, France’s President François Hollande declared: “We must reject facile thinking and eschew exaggeration. Those who committed these terrorist acts, those terrorists, those fanatics, have nothing to do with the Muslim religion.” By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute French President François Hollande has vowed to avenge the November […]

Obama chides refugee critics, says U.S. cannot ‘close our hearts’

Obama chides refugee critics, says U.S. cannot ‘close our hearts’

President Obama chided American critics Monday over their calls for him to cancel his plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees, saying the U.S. cannot “close our hearts” to the plight of those fleeing violence. He took particular aim at GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, who said the U.S. should focus its refugee efforts on trying […]

Japan in recession again: How many times is that?

Japan in recession again: How many times is that?

Bloomberg notes Japan Enters Recession as Economy Contracts in the Third Quarter. Japan’s economy contracted in the third quarter on sluggish business investment, confirming what many economists had predicted: The nation fell into its second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December 2012. Gross domestic product declined an annualized 0.8 percent in […]

Catalan Parliament approves plan for secession from Spain

Catalan Parliament approves plan for secession from Spain

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Everyone’s eyes seem glued to the Paris terrorist attack and the refugee crisis, but other significant events in Europe merit a spotlight as well. For example, Catalan Lawmakers Approve Plan for Secession from Spain. The regional parliament of Catalonia launched a plan Monday to set up a road map for independence […]

Marriott To Acquire Rival Starwood For $12.2B

Marriott To Acquire Rival Starwood For $12.2B

  Marriott International Inc announced Monday that it will acquire rival Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc in a deal valued at $12.2 billion. The acquisition will create the world’s largest hotel company that would operate or franchise more than 5,500 hotels with 1.1 million rooms in over 100 countries across the globe, the companies […]

Credit card chip technology not more secure than magnetic stripes: FBI

Credit card chip technology not more secure than magnetic stripes: FBI

It’s the latest weapon to combat identity theft in the U.S., but according to the FBI, chip card technology is vulnerable, and a transaction security expert added that the new cards won’t do much to stop billions of dollars of credit card fraud over the next few years. “With technology advances and the significant increase […]