UN says 20,000 children trapped in Fallujah as Iraqi forces, ISIS battle for control

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned of a potenial humanitarian disaster in Fallujah, Iraq Wednesday, estimating that 20,000 children were trapped with their families inside the ISIS-held city. In a statement, UNICEF called on Iraqi troops and ISIS militants…
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Who Ordered the Grounding of Planes on 9/11?

Two jumbo jets slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Another hit the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. In response to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001,…
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Armed man shot by Secret Service near White House

A Secret Service officer shot an armed man who approached the White House complex Friday afternoon with a weapon in plain sight and refused to drop it, law enforcement officials said – in an incident that put the White House…
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Pensions may be cut to ‘virtually nothing’ for 407,000 people

The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said. At that time, pension benefits for…
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How Tough Was Teddy Roosevelt?

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was known as a tough and energetic man. The events of 14 October 1912 truly illustrate just how tough Teddy Roosevelt was. As the nominee of the newly-formed Progressive Party (Bull…
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Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it completed one of the most ambitious economic reforms of the Obama era, finalizing a new rule that will extend overtime protections to millions of additional workers. The administration will accomplish that by raising…
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Obama administration tells public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms of their choice

The Obama administration will send a letter to every public school district in the country telling them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity, as opposed to their birth certificate. The…
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The U.S. Just Threw Down the Hammer Over North Carolina’s Transgender Bathroom Law

The state of North Carolina has effectively been warned by the Department of Justice: Back down from banning transgender people from certain bathrooms or unpleasant things will ensue. The letter that Republican Gov. Pat McCrory received from the federal agency…
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