Senators: Russia Eyeing Land Grabs in Moldova, Georgia

Inhofe: ‘At some point Putin has to be told that the buck stops here’
Vladimir Putin

Senators say the White House must take immediate steps to stop Russia from seizing more territory from post-Soviet states, including Moldova and Georgia.

House Lawmakers: More Money Needed for Israeli Missile Defense

Bipartisan duo asking for boost in funding to Iron Dome
In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, the Iron Dome defense system fires to intercept an incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Israel. (AP)

House lawmakers are petitioning their colleagues on a key appropriations committee to significantly increase funding for several joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs that they say are key to the Jewish state’s defense.

Senate Seeks to Warn Russia Over Looming Invasion of Moldova

New resolution aims to ensure U.S. is not caught flat-footed after Crimea
Russian soldiers with Soviet Army Red flags march during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade

Key senators are seeking to warn Russia against invading Moldova, where U.S. intelligence sources believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised to unleash some 1,200 Russian troops in the near future.

Mother of Five: Obamacare Jeopardizing My Family’s Financial Future

Getting hate mail, called ‘lying bitch’ by Obamacare supporters
Americans for Prosperity

A Michigan mother of five says that the crushing new costs associated with Obamacare have imperiled her family’s financial future and will burden the household with thousands of dollars in unexpected expenses.

Ahmadinejad Urges Iranians to
‘Raise the Flag of Martyrs
Over the White House’

Former Iranian president back on public stage in rare speech
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / AP

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad emerged from hiding on Wednesday to deliver a rare public speech in which he told Iranians, “We can rest the day that we raise the flag of martyrs over the White House,” according to an independent translation of Persian language media reports.

Insiders: Merkley’s Iran Thesis a ‘Political Liability’

Merkley thesis: America has been a force for bad in the world
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) / AP

The emergence of Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D., Ore.) college thesis advocating for Iran has sparked concerns among political insiders who say that his minority views could complicate the lawmaker’s chances for reelection in 2014.

Jeff Merkley Has Advocated Soft Line on Iran Since 1979

College thesis reveals belief that America’s global power, influence are waning
Jeff Merkley

The senator who fronted a campaign against new sanctions on Iran earlier this year has since 1979 been advocating that the United States take a soft line on Iran due to his belief that America’s global power and influence are waning, according to a copy of the lawmaker’s 235-page college thesis obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

University of Michigan Official Denounces Free Beacon

Defends anti-Israel student pictured stabbing pineapple
Amateur basketball player

University of Michigan officials are asking that the Washington Free Beacon remove from its website an article that reported on a pro-Palestinian student leader who posted a photo of himself on Facebook wearing a traditional Arab headscarf and inserting a knife into a pineapple.

Report: F-35 Delay to Harm U.S. Warfighting Ability

Costs skyrocketing as reliability plunges
An F-35B fighter jet / AP

A major delay in the shipment of new F-35 fighter jets is expected to diminish U.S. “warfighting capabilities” across the globe and force the Pentagon to significantly boost funding for the plane at a time when military leaders say they cannot afford to, according to a new government report.