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Congressman challenges Obama’s claim of success against ISIL

Rep. Mac Thornberry.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has become highly skeptical of any U.S.-backed solution to stabilize Iraq and Syria. A leading House member has dismissed a plan by President Barack Obama to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. House […]

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Obama’s fuzzy State of the World no substitute for American resolve

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Proclaiming an end to the American economic recession and declaring that “the shadow of crisis is past,” President Barack Obama addressed a skeptical Republican-controlled Congress in the annual State of […]

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U.S. deploys 2 warships to ‘monitor’ Yemen, evacuate Americans

A military vehicle seized from the presidential guards by Shi'ite fighters outside the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has been preparing to evacuate its diplomats and troops from Yemen. Officials said the Defense Department has ordered the deployment of ships to rescue an estimated 1,000 U.S. personnel from Yemen. They […]

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Obama flat out lied about Iran’s nukes: Their progress hasn’t been ‘halted’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz, By claiming in his State of the Union address Tuesday night that “for the first time in a decade” progress in the Iranian nuclear program has been halted and Iran’s enriched-uranium stockpile has been […]

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Boob tube culture: What if the U.S. electorate had been educated to think?

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THE BEST OF LEV Lev Navrozov Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the […]

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Rand Paul bill would cut U.S. aid if Palestinian Authority pursues war crimes charges

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has been examining legislation that threatens an immediate suspension of U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority. A leading senator has introduced a bill that linked U.S. aid to the PA withdrawal of its request […]

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Unreported: Senate ‘torture’ report relied on documents covered by attorney-client privilege

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Last year’s Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA enhanced interrogation program — a program its critics claim amounted to torture — is a flop with the American people. Three major polls issued after […]

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From late-night arrests in the USSR to Soros-funded assaults on U.S. freedoms

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THE BEST OF LEV Lev Navrozov Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the […]

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2015: A third of Lebanon’s population are refugees; energy prices drop

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Bennington, VT — It’s time once again to peer into the crystal snow-globe to try to decipher and predict what we may expect ahead in 2015. After a dangerously tumultuous past year, the […]

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#4 —The strange death of Hawaii’s Department of Health Director, Loretta Fuddy

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TOP 2014 STORIES Special to WorldTribune.com, Jan. 10 By Grace Vuoto The controversy swirling around President Obama’s birth certificate simply will not die. Take a recent plane crash in Hawaii. Some facts are so striking they require further examination. On […]

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