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  • ** FILE ** Iraqi security forces enter through the main gate of Camp Ashraf in Khalis, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Embassy Row: Another massacre in Iraq?

    Iranian opposition leaders and their U.S. and European supporters are urging President Obama to draw a "red line" in Iraq — a week after gunmen killed 52 Iranian dissidents at a refugee camp north of Baghdad.

  • FBI agents carry boxes and a computer from the home of Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation as CIA director, in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Feds take little action against U.S. Web companies hosting sites linked to terror

    Just miles from New York City’s hallowed Ground Zero, an Internet server in New Jersey hosts a Jihadist leader’s website that instructs supporters of al-Qaida to use explosive devices against western civilians, along with blueprints showing how to build the bombs.

  • Inside Politics: Lawmaker tries again for new WWI memorial

    A Texas congressman has revived his effort to build a National World War I Memorial on the Mall, an effort that did not come to fruition last year amid concerns about new construction on the heavily trafficked strip of federal land.

  • Pedestrians, veterans and members of the media walk around the grounds of the newly renovated District of Columbia WWI Memorial after a rededication ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

    Bill leaves out national memorial to WWI veterans

    Congress approved a bill on Monday that makes sure the 100-year anniversary of World War I is recognized in the coming years, but a long-sought memorial to Americans who fought and died in the Great War is not part of the deal.

  • Bill authorizing WWI memorial advances in House

    A House committee approved a bill on Wednesday to establish a World War I memorial in the District — a plan that has faced controversy despite its noble goal of honoring those who served in the Great War.

  • Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

    Bill would clip wings of private drone use

    Concern over the personal privacy implications of the nation's inevitable drone boom continues to grow on Capitol Hill.

  • Bill would clip wings of private drone use

    Concern over the personal privacy implications of the nation's inevitable drone boom continues to grow on Capitol Hill.

  • Pedestrians, veterans and members of the media walk around the grounds of the newly renovated District of Columbia WWI Memorial after a rededication ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

    Congressman abandons plan to 'nationalize' D.C. WWI memorial

    A Texas congressman is no longer pursuing a plan to nationalize the District's World War I memorial, a contentious proposal that had prompted D.C. officials to focus on downtown's Pershing Park as a "fitting alternative" to the local monument's prized site on the National Mall.

  • **FILE** Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

    War surplus sought for U.S. security

    Two Texas lawmakers, joined by 17 border sheriffs from Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, have asked Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta to authorize the shipment of surplus equipment being returned from the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan to the border with Mexico as a matter of "national security."

  • Pedestrians, veterans and members of the media walk around the grounds of the newly renovated District of Columbia WWI Memorial after a rededication ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

    Federal law might halt plan to 'nationalize' D.C. WWI memorial

    A federal law that essentially bans any more construction on the National Mall might prevent an attempt to "nationalize" the District of Columbia World War I Memorial, a National Park Service official said Tuesday.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On VAWA amendment, Poe is right

    I applaud Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, for his courage to speak his conscience ("Rep. Poe looks to have VAWA rewritten as gender neutral," Web, Blogs Water Cooler, Thursday).

  • ** FILE ** A compact fluorescent light bulb (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    House turns out light on old-style bulbs

    The incandescent light bulb failed to earn a last-minute reprieve in the House on Tuesday, leaving the old-style bulb still facing a government-imposed death sentence when new regulations kick in at the end of this year.

  • Gen. David H. Petraeus (center) arrives on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify before the House Armed Service Committee. (Associated Press)

    Aid targeted for nations that 'don't like us'

    Seeking to shut off federal aid going to foreign countries that "don't like us," a Texas Republican congressman said Wednesday that lawmakers should vote separately on funding for every foreign nation receiving taxpayer money.

  • In this photo from Oct. 6, 2010, Tiffany Hartley (left) and family members lay a wreath near the site where her husband, David Hartley, was shot last month on Falcon Lake in Zapata, Texas. U.S. and Mexican authorities said Tuesday a Mexican state police commander investigating the Hartley's reported shooting and disappearance has been killed. (Associated Press)

    Mexican official leading probe of Texan's death reported killed

    Law enforcement authorities in the United States and Mexico on Tuesday confirmed the slaying of the high-ranking Mexican state police commander who was overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting by suspected pirates of an American tourist on a Texas border lake.

  • Texan wants Guard troops at states' call

    A Texas Republican who steadfastly has prodded the federal government to better secure the U.S.-Mexico border has introduced legislation requiring the Defense Department to make National Guard troops available to states on request.

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