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An image grab taken from AFP TV shows a Kenyan woman coming out of an air vent where she was hiding during an attack by masked gunmen at a shopping mall in Nairobi on September 21, 2013. Masked attackers stormed the packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, spraying gunfire and killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens more before holing themselves up in the complex. (credit: Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyan Forces Rescue Hostages From Mall Attack

A Kenyan military assault on the Somali-based, al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab who were holding hostages at a shopping mall in Nairobi may have broken the standoff.

09/22/2013

A Yemeni soldier searches a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the US embassy compound in Sanaa on August 4, 2013. Security measures were particularly strict in the Yemeni capital after Washington held urgent talks on an Al-Qaeda threat that prompted two dozen embassies and consulates to temporarily halt their services in many capitals in the region.  (credit: MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Serious Terrorist Threat Prompts Embassy Closures

The terror threat prompting the U.S. government to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates Sunday is the most specific, credible threat information in years.

08/04/2013

John Boehner

Boehner: No Reason To Block Keystone XL Pipeline

A new State Department report is the latest evidence that the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be approved, supporters say.

03/02/2013

Susan Rice (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Susan Rice’s Meeting With GOP Leaders Made Benghazi Matters Worse

Now that the Obama White House and senior intelligence officials have reportedly admitted that they approved Susan Rice’s inaccurate talking points about the Benghazi terrorist attack being the reaction to a protest about a film rather than a terrorist attack, the investigation must go on.

11/28/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Few Brave Newspapers Endorse Romney Fighting Tide Of Liberal Press

The newspapers that are not endorsing President Barack Obama are extremely brave. They are to be positively recognized for their courage to stand up against the onslaught of the liberal media which refuses to speak in the best interest of the country as the presidential election nears.

11/02/2012

Damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Benghazi-Gate: Obama’s Unconscionable Actions

By now it’s obvious that Obama and his administration did not handle the situation correctly. Rather than taking a presidential stance during the horrendous incident, Obama kept his mind and actions on his 2012 reelection campaign and tried to alter the obvious reasons for the deadly attack.

10/30/2012

Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott. (CBSDFW.com)

Texas AG To Poll Watchers Group: “BRING IT.”

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is delivering a strong message to poll watchers affiliated with United Nations who want to come and observe voting on Election Day

10/25/2012

Damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama’s Security Breach In Libya Is Ignored By American Media

As the liberal American press and ultra-liberal bloggers inundate the Internet and newsprints with criticisms of what Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential challenger to President Barack Obama, said about Obama during the Libyan attacks and murders, throngs of foreign press and few American outlets tell the real story involved with the White House’s role in the incidents that we now know could have been prevented.

09/17/2012

A burnt building inside the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya (Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Needs To Stay At The White House During Middle East Protests

President Barack Obama needs to stay in Washington, D.C., suspend campaigning, and address the threats against Americans in the Middle East.

09/13/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Criticism Of Obama’s Foreign Policy Is On Target

As unfortunate as the events are, Romney’s comments about Obama ring true. Prior to the tragic event and even after, President Obama appears to excuse and apologize for the horrendous events that take place in the world – including those against Americans.

09/12/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Comments On Embassy Attacks Show He Isn’t Ready To Be President

There are moments like the tragedy that unfolded in Egypt and Libya that test candidates. The element of surprise often illuminates a candidate’s ability to inspire and to lead.

09/12/2012

New Travel Warning For Mexico

The State Department is out with a fresh travel warning to northern Mexico

07/22/2010