Newly uncovered court documents reveal the Justice Department seized records of several Fox News phone lines as part of a leak investigation — even listing a number that, according to one source, matches the home phone number of a reporter’s parents. The seizure was ordered in addition to a court-approved search warrant for Fox News [...]
The director of the IRS division that singled out conservative groups refused to answer questions Wednesday at a House hearing on the program, as a Democratic lawmaker warned there would be “hell to pay” if the agency stonewalls Congress on its investigation. The IRS official, Lois Lerner, invoked the Fifth Amendment Wednesday as she declared [...]
The U.S. economy is on stronger footing than a year ago, but Ben Bernanke wants to be careful not to squelch the recovery now. “A premature tightening of monetary policy could lead interest rates to rise temporarily, but would also carry a substantial risk of slowing or ending the economic recovery and causing inflation to [...]
A man with ties to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed by an FBI agent while being questioned in Florida, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. The man who was shot, Ibragim Todashev, 27, allegedly attacked an agent with a knife during questioning. He was not suspected of having played [...]
In a 15-to-3 vote Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed legislation that would provide Syrian rebels with “limited lethal and non-lethal assistance” as well as military training for certain groups. Read more here.
Republican Sen. Tom Colburn from Oklahoma issued a statement assuring victims in his state “that any and all available aid will be delivered without delay.” Coburn’s statement came after his spokesman said that the senator “will ask his colleagues to sacrifice lower priority areas of the budget to help Oklahoma.” Read more here.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) will insist that any federal aid to deal with the tornado in his home state must be offset by budget cuts. “He will ask his colleagues to sacrifice lower priority areas of the budget to help Oklahoma,” spokesman John Hart said. Should other Republicans join Coburn, it could set up a fight [...]
In light of the killer tornado that decimated entire communities in Oklahoma, we offer these tornado safety tips from NOAA. There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Freak accidents happen; and the most violent tornadoes can level and blow away almost any house and its occupants. Extremely violent EF5 tornadoes are very [...]
The Justice Department obtained a portfolio of information about a Fox News correspondent’s conversations and visits as part of an investigation into a possible leak, The Washington Post reported Monday - in the latest example of the government seizing records of journalists. This follows the charge that the department secretly obtained two months of phone records from [...]
They’ve been silent for three months. The hacking of US industrial targets – notably military suppliers, stopped after the Chinese military unit was exposed. But now, the New York Times reports, its resumed. And they’re using new and improved tactics to do it.