Another killing of an American serviceman by allied Afghan soldiers Sunday brought the death toll of American military personnel to 2,000, and caused a top U.S. general to say he is "mad as hell" about the situation.
The Obama administration's plans to release $450 million in U.S. aid to Egypt have been put on hold by a member of Congress who insists the relationship between the two countries requires more scrutiny before aid to Cairo is resumed.
Describing the conflicts in the Middle East as "the clash between modernity and medievalism," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against "the medieval forces of radical Islam" in his address at the United Nations September 27 and repeated his call for a "red line" to be drawn before Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to build its first nuclear bomb.
A federal appeals court has given the Transportation Security Administration another six months to comply with the court's 14-month-old order to "promptly" hold public hearings on the use of nude body scanners used at airport security checkpoints, Wired, a science and technology magazine and online publication, reported Wednesday.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee stated September 26 that it will support Rep. Todd Akin in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, but did not say whether the committee would provide financial support for the controversial GOP candidate in his effort to unseat first-term Democrat Claire McCaskill.
A unit of U.S. Army Special Operations soldiers was recently deployed to Iraq and more American soldiers may soon be on their way, according to a New York Times report.
Repeating a hard-line opposition to Iran's nuclear program, President Barack Obama promised the General Assembly of the United Nations Tuesday that "the United States will do what we must do to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."
President Barack Obama told the General Assembly of the United Nations September 25, the world is in "a season of progress" toward "true democracy."
Things are going so badly in the war in Afghanistan that even John McCain, one of the Senate's foremost hawks, has said an accelerated withdrawal of American forces has to be considered among the available options, the D.C. publication The Hill reported.
A Rasmussen Reports released Thursday says 64 percent of American adults believe too many Americans are dependent on the government for financial aid. The survey was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research on Wednesday and Thursday, September 18 and 19, two days when the big political story in the news was about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney telling supporters at a private fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans would likely vote this fall for President Barack Obama because they don't pay taxes and receive government assistance of one kind or another.