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  • ** FILE ** This May 5, 2011 photo shows Rep. Walter Jones, North Carolina Republican, speaking on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner's decision to take plum committee assignments away from four Republican lawmakers after they bucked party leaders on key votes isn't going over well with conservative advocacy groups. Jones will lose his seat on the House Financial Services Committee. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    DoD, Congress spar over proposed $5B counterterrorism fund

    Top Pentagon officials squared off with lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday over the Obama administration's plan to spend $5 billion on a new, controversial counterterrorism partnerships fund.


  • Illustration on world decline as a consequence of American decline by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    HANSON: When America fell apart

    The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let's take a tour of the disasters.


  • FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts backlogged by years of staffing shortages and tougher enforcement face an even more daunting challenge since tens of thousands of Central Americans began arriving on the U.S. border fleeing violence back home. For years, children from Central America traveling alone and immigrants who prove they have a credible fear of returning home have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

    Overwhelmed feds putting illegal immigrant children at risk

    While much of the focus in the illegal immigrant surge has been on border security, the federal government does a poor job of ensuring relatives who claim children who enter the U.S. illegally are giving them the care they need, according to internal audits that suggest problems remain despite years of warnings.


  • Hagel quietly notifies Congress of transfer of 6 Gitmo detainees

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel quietly notified Congress last week that the military is set to transfer six Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Uruguay as soon as next month, The New York Times revealed Wednesday.


  • Illustration on Obama's separation from global reality by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Global 'tranquility,' Obama-style

    If anyone needs further evidence the White House is out touch with reality, it came in an official statement this week that President Obama has made the world a more tranquil place.


  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives for an agreement signing ceremony at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, July 14, 2014. Putin is in Brazil to attend a presidential summit of the BRICS group of nations. He was in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday for the World Cup final and ceremonial handover of host duties for soccer's marquee tournament, which next takes place in Russia in 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    U.S. preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

    The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to take tougher action against Moscow, according to U.S. and European officials.


  •  A float with the words "Obama Presidential Library" is seen during the Fourth of July parade in downtown Norfolk, Neb., Friday morning, July 4, 2014. The float has received criticism from  a city councilman and the Nebraska Democratic Party, and others. (AP PHOTO/NORFOLK DAILY NEWS/Darin Epperly)

    MALLOY: What IRS scandal? Holder's Justice Department investigates parade float

    It's good to see the Department of Justice tackling the tough issues. The Justice Department, notorious for its speed and eternal vigilance when it comes to policing the lawlessness of the Obama Administration, is investigating a controversial parade float critical of the president less than two weeks after its debut in a Fourth of July celebration in the small town of Norfolk, Nebraska. The parade float featured a zombie-like mannequin wearing overalls, standing outside of an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library."


  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's declaration that "The border is secure" signals congressional gridlock over tens of thousands of children and families who have surged across the border this year. (Associated Press)

    Harry Reid declares border 'secure'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pronounced the southwestern border "secure" Tuesday, rejecting a bipartisan push to strengthen enforcement and swiftly deport many of the children surging across the border illegally.


  • Illustration on Hollywood's love affair with Barack Obama by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    TAUBE: Hollywood's star-struck love affair with Obama

    When Barack Obama leaves the White House in January 2017, he'll need to move on to another vocation. Fortunately, the president is in luck.


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