How U.N. treaty threatens parents' rights

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [jwplayer hBrk6c6b] Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is taking a leading role on two critical issues before the lame-duck Congress, as he successfully passed an amendment he says will more…

Obama seeks new power to raise debt limit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - The Obama administration's opening bid on Thursday in negotiations to avert a year-end fiscal crunch included a demand for new stimulus spending and authority to unilaterally more…

Senate limits detention of U.S. citizens

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) Senators who have battled for more than a year over military detention of U.S. citizens nearly all supported an amendment from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Thursday, more…

Army instructor 'overtly negative' to Islam

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) A military college course taught by a decorated Army officer “was overtly negative with respect to Islam” and used “extreme” hypothetical situations to discuss war options, says a Pentagon report more…

Christians left out of Egypt's constitution

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) CAIRO -- Islamists approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members, seeking to pre-empt a court ruling that more…

Supreme Court weighs 'gay' marriage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The running fight over gay marriage is shifting from the ballot box to the Supreme Court. Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states more…

Feds shut down 100-year-old oyster company

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE) U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a popular oyster farm at Drakes Bay on Thursday to pack up and leave, effectively ending more than a century of more…

McConnell 'burst into laughter' over Obama's plan

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Weekly Standard) Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff. more…

Obama's opening 'fiscal cliff' bid laughed off

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) The Obama administration's opening bid on Thursday in negotiations to avert a year-end fiscal crunch included a demand for new stimulus spending and authority to unilaterally raise more…