It looks like the Republicans are poised to oust quite a few Democrat incumbents on election day on Tuesday.
A new AP-Knowledge Networks poll finds that 47% of Democrats think that Barack Obama should be challenged for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination while 51% say he should not be opposed.
Reporters from a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, allegedly left a voicemail by mistake at the campaign of the state's Republican nominee for Senate, Joe Miller, in which the journalists can be heard plotting to "find" a "child molester" among the politician's supporters.
It is being reported that Israel is conducting secret negotiations with the U.S. on establishing the future borders of a Palestinian state. Included in the negotiations is a proposal for an option wherein Israel may lease lands in East Jerusalem from the Palestinians in exchange for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
Republican members of the House of Representatives have written a letter to Barack Obama in which they urge him to veto any attempt to pass a Security Council resolution recognizing a Palestinian state, which they said would predetermine the results of peace negotiations.
Tens of thousands of supporters and sympathizers of the terrorist Palestinian Islamic Jihad group were reported to have rallied in the streets of Gaza on Friday to show their opposition to the stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The crowds were heard chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Israel."
The Turkish National Security Council approved a few days ago significant changes in a document which contains threats against Turkey claiming that Israel is now a major threat to the country, Turkish media reported Saturday.
The discovery of oil in Israel is causing tensions to rise even more in the Middle East.
During an appearance on CNN’s Parker/Spitzer, Radical Muslim cleric Imam Anjem Choudary revealed a few unsettling details of Islamic extremists’ worldview, including the role of “moderate” Muslims in spreading Sharia law around the globe. Choudary says that spreading Sharia law is a “noble” goal as it represents a “superior way of life” compared to the “shackles of man-made law.”
The Libra oil field in Brazil may be the biggest discovered in the Americas for more than 30 years, according to the country's industry regulator.
The package explosives intercepted last week by counter-terrorism officials could have been detonated on aircraft while enroute to their destinations in the United States, the White House's top counter-terrorism adviser said Sunday, adding that authorities "have to presume" there might be more potential mail bombs like the ones pulled from planes in England and the United Arab Emirates.
The man suspected to be at the center of the plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States is a Saudi national who authorities believe has been living in Yemen for the past three years.
Airport security officials in the United States will now be patting down passengers with the fronts of their hands.
The Federal Reserve is now floating the idea that a surge in oil prices would be good for the economy.
The IMF says that the U.S. dollar is "overvalued".
The number of banks on "the problem list" jumped from 871 to 894 in just the past week.
Is it time for a debt jubilee?
The gruesome case of a man who was stabbed and beheaded in a suburban Phoenix apartment has police investigating whether the killing is potentially the most extreme example of Mexican drug cartel violence spilling over the border.
Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano in Sunda Strait, straddling East Java and Sumatra, is spewing ash and flaming rocks.
In fact, several volcanoes in Indonesia are showing increased amounts of activity.
Mount Merapi volcano has erupted for a third time, with local people reportedly saying this was louder and stronger than the previous eruption on Tuesday.
Al Gore has been left red-faced after being accused of leaving his car running for almost an hour while he gave a lecture on sustainable development.
Thanks to Barack Obama's new health care law, all women in the United States may soon be receiving free contraception.
If you still don't believe that aspartame is bad for you, just check out what it does to ants.
The average age of puberty in girls is now nine, in a phenomenon increasingly being blamed on rising obesity and exposure to hormone-disrupting pollutants in the food supply.
Eating almonds can help the body to fight off viral infections such as the common cold and flu, according to new research.
Holly Deyo has some great ideas about how to store up emergency food for you and your family.
In India, there are now more cell phones than there are toilets.
Chinese scientists said that they have bred the country's first genetically engineered rhesus monkey. When exposed to ultraviolet light, these monkeys actually glow green.
A major UK newspaper has published an article with the following shocking headline: "Your children will live to see man merge with machines. But will it save or destroy us?"
Lastly, police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at a downtown Oakland Halloween party and injured nine people.
Sarah Palin has told Entertainment Weekly that she is seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2012: "If there's nobody else to do it, then of course I would believe that we should do this."
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says that the PA will declare an independent Palestinian state in 2011.
Egypt's top diplomat and the head of its intelligence branch were in Ramallah on Thursday in an effort to persuade Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resume direct negotiations with Israel.
Nigeria's secret service said on Tuesday it had intercepted 13 containers of weapons from Iran in what Israeli defense sources believe may be part of a new smuggling route from Iran to Hamas in Gaza.
Oil giant BP and contractor Halliburton knew of potential flaws in the cement slurry used to reinforce the oil well below the Deepwater Horizon rig before it exploded in April, according to a letter Thursday from the lead investigator for a federal probe of the Gulf oil disaster.
As much as $1 billion in U.S. aid has been diverted from programs meant to stabilize Afghanistan and has wound up in the hands of the Taliban and other insurgency groups, war analysts and government auditors say.
The man charged in an alleged plot to blow up Metrorail stations in Northern Virginia came to the FBI's attention because he was asking people about ways to fight American troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to court records unsealed Thursday.
Work has begun to try to replicate an electronics glitch and determine what disrupted communication between 50 nuclear missiles and a launch control center at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, a U.S. Air Force official said Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Defense got more than $9 billion from the sale of Iraqi oil and other revenue streams to be used for reconstruction inside the war-damaged nation and spent it but now cannot document where $8.7 billion of those funds went, according to an inspector general's report published online.
HSBC Holdings and JPMorgan Chase are being accused in an investor’s lawsuit of placing “spoof” trading orders to manipulate silver futures and options prices in violation of U.S. antitrust law.
Financial markets around the globe are trying to figure out what U.S. Federal Reserve officials are going to decide when they meet on November 2nd and 3rd.
Are the policies being pursued by the Federal Reserve going to make the economy even worse?
Are we on the verge of witnessing another massive banking collapse?
Foreclosure "actions" in the third quarter, which include anything from default notices to bank repossessions, rose in 65 percent of the nation's top 200 housing markets.
According to RealtyTrac, U.S. lenders have foreclosed on 3.2 million properties in the last three years.
The U.S. housing market is a complete and total disaster area at this point.
Members of a congressional panel charged with monitoring the government's bailout programs expressed alarm and frustration over the potential repercussions of the unfolding home foreclosure crisis during a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
In the United States today, 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees.
PIMCO's Bill Gross says that the 30 year bull market in bonds is over.
One of the "robo-signers" that have been talked about so much recently has spilled his guts to CNN.
U.S. companies are hoarding nearly one trillion dollars in cash that they are unlikely to use for expansion amid a muddled outlook on economic recovery, rating agency Moody's said Wednesday.
The 25,000-plus individuals currently enrolled in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System will receive $17 in retirement benefits for every single dollar that they contributed to the system.
Global wheat and maize prices recently jumped nearly 30% in a few weeks while meat prices are at 20-year highs, according to the key Reuters-Jefferies commodity price indicator.
The entire police force in a small Mexican town abruptly resigned Tuesday after its new headquarters was viciously attacked by suspected drug cartel gunmen.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted again on Thursday, blasting vast ash clouds into the sky and unleashing jets of searing gas, two days after an initial eruption killed at least 34 people.
Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 343 Thursday as more corpses were wrapped in body bags or buried by neighbors.
Test results are in for oil material found in Pensacola Bay late last month, and the numbers are frightening.
New research has provided the first evidence that 'gender bending' chemicals which find their way from human products into rivers and oceans can have a significant impact on the ability of fish to breed in UK Rivers.
New York City's bedbug epidemic has spread to yet another landmark – the United Nations, officials at the world organization said on Wednesday.
New York City residents who want to own a gun may soon be denied permits if they are litterbugs, if they are bad drivers, or if they have fallen behind on a few bills.
The Obama administration has launched a very expensive sex education program.
The remains of seventeen babies in medical ziplockbags with the names of their mothers labeled on the outside were recently found in a dumpster at the Womans Choice abortion mill in Lansing, Michigan.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has announced that he won't appeal a court decision to overturn the state's three-decade ban on homosexual adoption, but the head of a conservative law firm says this is not the last word.
Barack Obama told a gathering of bloggers that his attitude on gay marriage is evolving and mentioned that a strategy is in place to pass the bill that would repeal the military policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly.
Some senior personalities in the Democratic Party have discussed with Barack Obama's advisers the possibility of him not running for re-election in 2012, according to an influential Democratic Party operative speaking on condition of anonymity.
“The president reveals he gave the order to shoot down planes on September 11 — and at first thought the plane in PA had been shot down,” reports Matt Drudge in an exclusive story about George W. Bush’s upcoming book Decision Points.
"American Al Qaeda" may now pose the most clear and present threat to the homeland, top government sources tell ABC News.
Mohammed has become the most popular name for newborn boys in Britain.
Privacy advocates worried about x-ray scanners making their way around U.S. airports may be surprised to know the technology is also making its way onto America's streets.
A recent Gallup poll found that 46% of Americans believe the federal government "poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens."
It turns out that most Congressional incumbents have absolutely nothing to worry about.
A conservative watchdog group is calling on Nevada officials to intervene to ensure SEIU workers who operate one county's voting machines don't skew the results to boost their endorsed candidate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Lastly, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of likely U.S. voters say if they had the option next week, they would vote to get rid of the entire Congress and start all over again. Only 20% would opt to keep the entire Congress instead.
At least 112 people were killed and 502 others were missing after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra on Monday and triggered a tsunami, Indonesian officials said Tuesday.
The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times Tuesday, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee.
A cholera outbreak in Nigeria has killed more than 1,500 people, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Haiti authorities have so far confirmed 259 cholera deaths and 3,342 cases in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
One of the strongest storms in decades began its march across the Midwest on Tuesday, blasting an area from the Dakotas to the eastern Great Lakes with howling winds and torrential rains and canceling flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Iran began loading fuel into the core of its first nuclear power plant on Tuesday, moving closer to the start-up of a facility that the U.S. once hoped to stop over fears of Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai admitted Monday that his chief of staff had received "bags of money" from Iran but insisted the payment was transparent and a form of aid from a friendly country.
A report in the French daily Le Figaro late Monday revealed new information on the military wing of Hizbullah's structural make-up, with details on the guerrilla group's 10,000 operatives and arsenal of some 40,000 rockets.
One week before Election Day, Democrats face a record-setting "enthusiasm gap" that positions energized Republicans to score sweeping victories in next week's congressional elections, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll has found.
Significant errors with voting machines have already begun to surface across the country, prompting fears that fraud could once again be a deciding factor in the elections this November.
Corporate insiders are selling their stock at an absolutely blinding pace.
World financial markets are bracing for another round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve.
Economists at Goldman Sachs estimate the Federal Reserve may need to buy a staggering $4 trillion worth of assets such as Treasury securities to get the economy rolling again.
The price of gold has already moved up about 22 percent in 2010.
Ford Motor reported record third-quarter net income on Tuesday, far exceeding analyst expectations and continuing a surge in momentum for the recovering automaker.
While Ford Motor Company is having perhaps its best year of the decade, and CEO Alan Mulally is being hailed as a savior of the company, the company’s successes have come at the expense of American workers.
Nevada maintained an unemployment rate of 14.4 percent in September, the highest unemployment rate of any state and the highest unemployment rate in the history of Nevada, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The state of California has become a complete and total economic disaster zone.
Today, there are 5,057 janitors in the U.S. with Ph.D.’s, other doctorates, or professional degrees.
As U.S. banks ask for mercy, they sure aren't giving much to the American people.
Prices of U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in August, hovering around recent lows after the expiration of popular homebuyer tax credits, according to a Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price report on Tuesday.
If you want to know how MERS works, just check out this article.
China has slashed the export quota on rare earth elements for the second half of 2010 by 72%.
Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods.
A report from the Congressional Research Service casts doubt on the two main arguments used by the Obama administration to defend the individual insurance mandate that is the central component of the controversial health “reform” law.
Newsletters published by the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America show President Barack Obama actively participated in a 1996 rally co-sponsored by the group and held at The University of Chicago during his first campaign for the Illinois state Senate.
Fox News is reporting that an aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover up her illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation.
Optimism in the country's system of government has dropped to a new low when measured against polls going back 36 years, and the public's belief that America is the greatest nation on earth, while still high, has fallen significantly from its level a generation ago.
Less than halfway through his first term, President Barack Obama has appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in history.
Janusz Lewandowski, the European budget commissioner, has told The Daily Telegraph that his recent proposals to finance the EU through VAT, carbon, aviation or financial transaction taxes would touch on "holy" elements of national sovereignty.
Are U.S. relations with China becoming increasingly strained?
The U.S. is spending billions upon billions to build a "super military base" on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China's military build-up.
A former American student in China whom Chinese intelligence recruited as a spy was caught after he sought work in the CIA's espionage branch, highlighting Beijing's efforts to plant spies inside the agency.
The Guardian is reporting that the British military has been training interrogators in techniques that include threats, sensory deprivation and enforced nakedness in an apparent breach of the Geneva convention.
All U.S. Marines, active and reserve, are being required to take a flu shot unless they are medically exempt, according to new Defense Department guidelines.
It turns out that the U.S. government lets people with lots of cash jump the line for a green card through the EB-5 program.
In the early 1990s, members of an elite Mexican military squad were trained at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics techniques. Ironically, somewhere between 30 and 200 of the approximately 500 Mexican soldiers who trained there went on to form the Zetas drug cartel.
One team of scientists has designed an electrical link to living cells engineered to shuttle electrons across a cell's membrane to an external acceptor along a well-defined path. This direct channel could yield cells that can read and respond to electronic signals, electronics capable of self-replication and repair, or efficiently transfer sunlight into electricity.
A convincing clue proving that the Giza plateau was once covered by the sea is being studied, along with other evidence of erosion due to saturation by deep water of the surface of the plateau.
Police in one Virginia town are handling 16 investigations in which crooks snatched edible goods from homes, cars and people on the street.
According to one new study, 9.3 percent of New York teens say that they have same-sex partners.
Lastly, Catholic churches in the central Swiss city of Lucerne have sparked controversy among believers with an AIDS awareness campaign that involves giving teenagers condoms bearing the slogan "protect thy neighbour as thyself".
A Vatican synod on the Middle East said on Saturday that Israel cannot use the Biblical concept of a promised land or a chosen people to justify new "settlements" in Jerusalem. The synod officially called for an end to the "Israeli occupation" of the "occupied" territories.
Speaking at a conference on the future of the Jewish people, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that "only when our partners recognize the State of Israel as a Jewish state they will be ready for peace."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the Palestinians on Sunday not to take unilateral steps towards statehood, saying Israel was working closely with Washington on ways to restart the peace talks.
Iran's parliament said Sunday that the government should not enter any nuclear negotiations aimed at coercing Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment.
The New York Times is reporting that Iran is providing a "secret, steady stream of cash" to the Afghan government led by Hamid Karzai in order to drive a wedge between Afghanistan and the U.S. and promote Iranian interests in Kabul.
It is being reported that the United States is trying to expand a secret CIA operation designed to eliminate radical Islamic militants' havens located in Pakistan near the Afghan border.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad that Caracas supports Damascus' demand that Israel return the Golan Heights, a Syrian news agency reported Thursday.
JPMorgan Chase is predicting that we will soon see $100 a barrel oil.
Group of 20 nations have agreed on "the biggest reform ever" of the International Monetary Fund that gives a larger voice to emerging market nations, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has announced.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner held hastily arranged talks on Sunday with a top Chinese finance official amid currency tensions after a weekend pledge by finance leaders to rebalance the global economy.
China now controls over 90 percent of the total global supply of rare earth elements.
The number one U.S. export to China is "Scrap and Trash".
The chairman of the London School of Economics is predicting that "savage austerity" is coming to America.
Today, many areas of the city of Detroit resemble a war zone.
One new lawsuit alleges that MERS owes California a potential $60 billion to $120 billion in unpaid land-recording fees.
The sheriff for Cook County, Illinois, which includes the city of Chicago, said on Tuesday he will not enforce foreclosure evictions for Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase and Co. and GMAC Mortgage/Ally Financial until they prove those foreclosures were handled "properly and legally".
California, which has the largest U.S. public-pension fund, faces liabilities that may exceed its annual state-tax revenue fivefold within two years unless lawmakers rein in benefits, according to a study.
Bank regulators closed seven banks on Friday, bringing the total of number of bank failures for the year to 139, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has announced.
The number of U.S. bank failures for 2010 is about to pass the stunningly high number of U.S. bank failures that we saw in 2009.
The U.S. Treasury has needed to borrow money to pay Social Security benefits in 15 out of the last 25 months on record because the Social Security system was in deficit in those months.
Rand Paul says that Obamacare will be "worse than we could ever imagine".
Are Americans being told the whole truth about what Barack Obama and the Democrats have done?
U.S. Representative John Conyers is apparently now openly promoting a one world government.
One prosecutor in the Detroit area is pushing for a law that calls for jail time for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences.
The new, full-body security scanners being introduced at airports pose a greater skin cancer risk than governments have previously acknowledged and are especially dangerous to children and pregnant women, a new study has found.
The H1N1 swine flu virus may be starting to mutate, and a slightly new form has begun to predominate in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
A cholera outbreak in Haiti that already has left 250 people dead and more than 3,000 sickened is at the doorstep of an enormous potential breeding ground: the refugee camps in Port-au-Prince where 1.3 million earthquake survivors live.
The death toll from a shooting at a house party in the violence-plagued Mexican border city of Juarez has climbed to 14, state media reported Sunday.
Just three days after the U.S. Coast Guard admiral in charge of the BP oil spill cleanup declared little recoverable surface oil remained in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana fishers Friday found miles-long strings of weathered oil floating toward fragile marshes on the Mississippi River delta.
The sale of meat and milk from the offspring of cloned farm animals is set to be backed by EU Commissioners despite mass consumer opposition.
According to Dr. Jeannie Callum and her colleagues from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, doctors often order dangerous blood transfusions for their cancer patients in order to artificially qualify them for drug trials.
Algeria's minister of religious affairs says that there is a plot to spread Christianity throughout his country, prompting his government to combat their success by giving support to Muslim cultural and religious centres, according to a report in Arab-language newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi.
A U.K. company has developed a technology that it says will help deter thieves from robbing local businesses. SelectaDNA Spray, as it is called, coats robbers with an invisible DNA mist that cannot be washed off and remains present on skin and hair for weeks, allowing authorities to better link culprits to the crimes they commit.
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency recently coordinated a nationwide demonstration showing the ability to deploy a common, interoperable credentialing system that enables electronic identity authentication for government and industry personnel.
The U.S. Defense Department is quietly taking on an expanding role in defending U.S. critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.
A "huge UFO fleet" was recently captured on video over the state of Pennsylvania.
The Brazilian government has announced over 13 million dollars in emergency aid for Amazon regions hit by the worst drought in decades.
Russia was told by the European Court of Human Rights yesterday that its ban on gay marches is illegal.
The pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of a major push to secure FDA approval for drugs to treat "female sexual dysfunction," including a public relations campaign to convince women that the condition is real in the first place.
The head teacher of a school in New York is facing calls to resign after he sent out an error-strewn letter claiming that children did not need textbooks.
In the last thirty years, the obesity rate in America has more than doubled.
Lastly, the U.S. Air Force Academy is boasting of its thriving pagan community — and its friendliness towards spell-casters.