US marines ride on an Amphibious Assault vehicle during a beach landing exercise at a naval training base

US marines ride on an Amphibious Assault vehicle during a beach landing exercise at a naval training base / Getty Images

Nearly three-quarters of young Americans are ineligible to serve in the United States military due to obesity, criminal record, or lack of education, according to a new report by the Heritage Foundation.

Texas Democrat Found Guilty on All Charges in Fraud Trial

Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti (D.) was found guilty on all charges in federal court Thursday in a criminal fraud trail concerning his connection with a now-defunct oilfield company that perpetrated a Ponzi scheme against its investors.

Billy Graham to Lie in Honor Next Week in Capitol Rotunda

The late U.S. evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda next week for two days, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) announced Thursday.

The Washington Free Beacon Podcast: Right and Righter Episode 1

Today, I am making an exception to my anti-tech rule. The Washington Free Beacon now has a podcast: “Right and Righter,” brought to you by the Ricochet Audio Network. I urge you to subscribe to us on iTunes, and to leave a review—but only positive ones!

Amid Fawning Global Coverage, N. Korea Sends Terrorist to Lead Olympic Delegation

North Korea cheerleaders

The North Korean regime is sending to the Olympic Closing Ceremonies a delegation of senior officials led by a terrorist widely believed to be responsible for orchestrating the sinking of a South Korean navy vessel that killed 46, a move that has drawn sharp protest from the Trump administration in conversations with the Washington Free Beacon.

Iranian Christians, Other Religious Minorities, Turn to Austria for Help After U.S. Denies Asylum 

A displaced group of Iranian Christians and other religious minorities persecuted in their homeland are pleading with the Austrian government and Catholic authorities in Vienna not to send them back to Iran after the United States rejected their applications for asylum earlier this week. 

Inside the Ring: U.S. vs. China in South China Sea

South China Sea

The Pentagon is stepping up its strategic messaging targeting China with the deployment of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson now underway in the South China Sea.

Al Jazeera Spy Operation on U.S. Jews Sparks Congressional Investigation

al jazeera

A bipartisan team of lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to launch an investigation into the Qatari-funded news outlet Al Jazeera, which the Washington Free Beacon recently disclosed had carried out a secret, months-long spy operation on American Jews and supporters of Israel, according to a draft copy of congressional correspondence obtained by this publication.

The Washington Free Beacon Podcast: Right and Righter Episode 1

Today, I am making an exception to my anti-tech rule. The Washington Free Beacon now has a podcast: “Right and Righter,” brought to you by the Ricochet Audio Network. I urge you to subscribe to us on iTunes, and to leave a review—but only positive ones!

Amid Fawning Global Coverage, N. Korea Sends Terrorist to Lead Olympic Delegation

North Korea cheerleaders

The North Korean regime is sending to the Olympic Closing Ceremonies a delegation of senior officials led by a terrorist widely believed to be responsible for orchestrating the sinking of a South Korean navy vessel that killed 46, a move that has drawn sharp protest from the Trump administration in conversations with the Washington Free Beacon.

Texas Democrat Found Guilty on All Charges in Fraud Trial

Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti (D.) was found guilty on all charges in federal court Thursday in a criminal fraud trail concerning his connection with a now-defunct oilfield company that perpetrated a Ponzi scheme against its investors.

Iranian Christians, Other Religious Minorities, Turn to Austria for Help After U.S. Denies Asylum 

A displaced group of Iranian Christians and other religious minorities persecuted in their homeland are pleading with the Austrian government and Catholic authorities in Vienna not to send them back to Iran after the United States rejected their applications for asylum earlier this week.