Top N.H. Democrats hold back endorsements in sign of trouble for Hillary Clinton クリントン氏への支持表明控えるニューハンプシャー州民主党幹部
MANCHESTER, N.H. － Several of New Hampshire’s top Democratic figures are holding back their endorsements in the state’s first-in-the-nation primary, which party insiders view as another sign of mounting troubles for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign.
In a development that incited more opposition in Congress to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency has given Iran the rare benefit of using its own analysts to inspect a site where it is suspected of working on atomic weapons.
More than 300 of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails － or 5.1 percent of those processed so far － have been flagged for potential secret information, the State Department reported to a federal court Monday as the political furor continued to grow for the Democratic presidential candidate and her aides.
There’s a little good news from Down Under, and it comes when the West needs good news. Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia is moving up by three years the work on building a fleet of advanced frigates, at a cost of nearly $12 billion, expressed in American currency. It’s part of his plan to raise defense spending to 2 percent of Australia’s gross domestic product, up from 1.8 percent. This adds $2.6 billion a year to the current $23 billion military budget.
Planned Parenthood videos spur 200 rallies nationwide to defund abortion provider 中絶クリニックへの資金援助停止求め200カ所でデモ
Spurred by a series of undercover videos exposing the harvesting and distribution of post-abortive fetal body parts, pro-life activists are organizing more than 200 rallies at Planned Parenthood clinics and a coast-to-coast effort to reach members of Congress at their home offices this week.
States, religious groups, colleges, retirement homes file Supreme Court briefs 州、宗教団体、大学、老人ホームが最高裁に法廷趣意書提出
Numerous religious organizations and 16 states filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, urging it to take up the case of a seminary and two religious universities that do not want to cover abortion-causing products in their employee health insurance.
Reverence for life is a good thing, but some people who revere lion life have got their priorities on crooked. Human life is important, too. The Media Research Center observes that the television networks have devoted far more time to the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe than to revelations that Planned Parenthood has been dissecting aborted human babies and auctioning the baby parts to the highest bidders here in the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security is ramping up a new campaign to try to persuade Central American families not to make the perilous journey to jump the U.S. border, as new statistics suggest that last summer’s surge could be happening again.
Obama warns of U.S.-Israel war against Iran ‘soon’ if Congress kills nuclear deal 核合意拒否ならイランと戦争に、オバマ氏が警告
President Obama attacked Republican opponents of his Iranian nuclear deal Wednesday in unusually personal and harsh terms, noting that they’re the same people who rushed America into war with Iraq a decade ago, and warned of a U.S.-Israel war against Tehran “soon” if Congress kills the diplomatic agreement.
A surge in attacks claimed by Islamic State fighters in nations beyond Syria and Iraq is prompting concern among U.S. intelligence officials, who say the pattern fits into the extremist group’s ambition to grow a network of affiliates, or “provinces,” from North Africa to Asia.
Xi Jinping, the president of the People’s Republic of China and the chairman of the ruling Communist Party, now says the delicate relationship between China and the Republic of China on Taiwan cannot continue, but refuses to meet President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan to talk about it. Therein lies a looming crisis for Washington.
Calls mount for Hillary Clinton criminal investigation amid email data breach fears クリントン氏の機密メールで捜査要求強まる
With U.S. intelligence officials scrambling to contain damage from potentially hundreds of spy agency secrets in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails, questions are mounting over why the Justice Department has not yet opened a criminal investigation against the Democratic presidential front-runner for mishandling a mountain of classified information.
The IRS sent one of its intrusive scrutiny letters to a nonprofit group in order to throw up a smokescreen and prevent the group from complaining to Congress about poor treatment, according to one of Lois G. Lerner’s apparently lost emails, which were recovered by auditors and released by an interest group Tuesday.
Obama denies sacrificing Kurds to gain Turkey’s help in Islamic State fight クルド人犠牲に対「イスラム国」でトルコの協力獲得か、米政府は否定
Turkey has finally entered in force into the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, but the move also has exposed the contradictions and confusion at the heart of U.S. policy, with the Obama administration struggling Monday to balance its promises to warring allies in the region and to prevent a deeper U.S. ground force engagement in the fight.
“Your vote counts” is a snappy slogan just short enough to fit on a lapel button, but snappy is not the same as “secure.” As the 2016 campaign unfolds, there’s renewed interest in enabling voters to vote over the Internet. The notion that choosing a president could be as easy as using a smartphone to order a pizza is tempting to some, but until cybersecurity wizards prove that a vote cast is a vote counted, Internet balloting is unreliably risky.
President Obama has drawn clear linkages between criminal justice reform and gun control, but the two remain worlds apart on Capitol Hill.
Homeland Security committee chair wants Obama-led coalition to battle terrorists in Syria テロと戦う米主導の新連合創設を要請－国安全保障委員長
House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael T. McCaul called on President Obama to head a multinational coalition responsible for building an armed force capable of stamping out the “terrorist sanctuary” in Syria.
President Obama secured quick United Nations approval Monday for his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, sparking bipartisan criticism that he favored the international blessing more than the will of Congress, while hard-liners in Tehran vowed to “never accept” the accord.
There is not a lot to love in President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, despite the attempted assurances in his what’s-not-to-like press conference on Wednesday. In addition to the near-unanimous doubts about his “air-tight verification” promises, which he insists make a nuclear arms race in the Middle East less likely, a short list of what’s wrong with the deal must include the names of four Americans: Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati and Robert Levinson. They’re American hostages in Iran, and they just lost their best chance for freedom. Mr. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry apparently “forgot” to press for their release.
President Obama so far has escaped a Sept. 11-style catastrophe, but his time in office still has been peppered with terrorist-related shootings from Fort Hood to Benghazi, raising complex questions about this administration’s handling of the fight against Islamist terror and putting a spotlight on controversial domestic issues such as gun control.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump’s stock is on the rise in another poll on the 2016 Republican presidential field, with support for Mr. Trump jumping more than 10 points from last month, putting him in second place behind former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Sometimes a single event cuts through the rhetorical fog to illustrate with stunning clarity the consequences of wrongheaded and simpleminded public policy, putting to shame the academics, the pundits, television’s talking heads and the politicians who follow their lead in promoting such policy.
Obama green energy spending distorts solar power markets, risks ‘bubble’ 太陽光発電市場を歪めるオバマ氏のグリーンエネルギー予算
President Obama has engaged in unprecedented spending on wind and solar power, and argues they’re key to getting the U.S. off of fossil fuels, but recent studies have raised new questions about just how much the so-called green energy sources will cost taxpayers.