Pentagon push to extend benefits to same-sex couples stirs debate

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has directed Pentagon personnel to immediately begin efforts to extend certain benefits to same-sex domestic partners of military members. But the move has sparked a heated debate, with critics arguing the policy gives special treatment to one class and winds up discriminating against others.

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US probes allegations ISIS used chemical weaponsComments Off

The U.S. is investigating claims that Islamic State militants used chemical weapons against Iraqis last month, in what would be a serious escalation of the fighting in the region.

Michelle Obama apparently mixes up Colorado Senate candidates at campaign eventComments Off

Obama spoke in Denver Thursday as part of a campaign event for Udall, who is engaged in a heated battle with his Republican opponent Rep. Cory Gardner.

Goldberg: Any public panic over Ebola stems from government’s handling of itComments Off

In the wake of the latest confirmed Ebola case in the United States, Jonah Goldberg told viewers on “Special Report with Bret Baier”  Friday that public panic over the news stems not from the deadly virus itself, but from the government’s handling of it.

YouTube, Beware: Election-spending regulator sets sights on political Internet videosComments Off

Politically themed YouTube videos could be the next target of federal regulators. The top Democrat on the Federal Election Commission strongly suggested Friday that regulators look at extending their authority to election-themed Internet videos – an area that for years has been largely hands-off for the government.

US officials consider mandatory quarantine for health workers from Ebola epicenterComments Off

A mandatory quarantine for health care workers returning from West Africa could be the next step the federal government takes in trying to prevent Ebola from spreading on American soil.

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