Scribecast: Rep. Darrell Issa Discusses Operation Fast and Furious

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) says the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is finally “beginning to break down the walls of silence and refusal” from the Obama administration about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. As its chairman, Issa has doggedly pursued answers on the illegal gun trafficking operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and […]

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Take Two: Turkey’s Roadmap for Libya

Last March, Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an accused Western leaders of intervening in Libya in order to take control of Libya’s vast oil and gold resources. Today, however, Turkey—NATO’s once ardent opposition to military engagement—is one of the United States’ most active partners in seeking regime change. Turkey’s roadmap is […]

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Charities Become Collateral Damage in the Debate Over Marriage

Children served by private adoption and foster care organizations are finding themselves among the victims of collateral damage of state decisions to legally recognize same-sex couples. From county courts to the U.S. Congress, the debate over protecting the conscience rights of religious institutions is heating up. Before Illinois passed a civil union law this spring, […]

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More Iranian Involvement in Iraq: Panetta Accuses Iran of Killing American Soldiers; What Next?

America’s new secretary of defense, Leon Panetta, has a reputation for candor. Panetta was characteristically outspoken about Iranian involvement in support of Shiite insurgents in Iraq. During his visit to Iraq and after missiles were fired from a Shiite neighborhood into the protected “Green Zone” of the city, Panetta blamed Iran for supporting the insurgents […]

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