U.S. government

Obama Orders Review Of Government Response To Overseas HostagesPresident Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of how the U.S. government responds when American citizens are taken hostage by terrorists overseas, including protocol for how families of those being held captive are kept informed.
ISIS Militants Kill More Than 200 Iraqi Sunni Tribesmen In Recent DaysAn Iraqi official and a Sunni tribal leader say Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants have shot dead 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children, pushing the total number of people killed by the group's apparent drive to punish the tribe in recent days to more than 200.
Largest Liberian Newspaper: US Government Manufactured Ebola, AIDS VirusThe largest newspaper in Liberia published a conspiracy theory accusing the United States of intentionally engineering the Ebola and AIDS viruses in bioterrorism research labs and infecting Africans with the virus through vaccinations.
US Trained Alaskans As Secret 'Stay-Behind Agents' As They Feared Russian Invasion During Early Cold War YearsFearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.
Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Oppose Paying Ransom For Hostages Held Captive By TerroristsNearly two-thirds of Americans agree with U.S. and British government policy of refusing to pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.
Court Orders US To Pay Conservative Group $50K A federal court has ordered the U.S. government to pay $50,000 to a conservative group that says confidential information from its tax returns about its donors was published on the website of a political opponent.
Dems Announce Bill For Legal Representation Of Illegal Immigrant ChildrenA group of Democratic congressmen announced a bill on Monday that would give legal representation to unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally.
Gov't: Airlines Should Disclose Detailed Ticket Info To PassengersGoing to bat for confused passengers, the government is proposing that airlines be required to disclose fees for basic items like checked bags, assigned seats and carry-on bags so consumers know the true cost of flying.
Greenwald Blasts Clinton 2016: 'They'll Probably Have A Gay Person After Hillary To Do The Same Thing'The former Guardian journalist who helped publish former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks last year took a series of scathing shots at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the possibility of her 2016 presidential run
CBO: US Set For Narrowest Budget Gap Since 2008The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.
Native Americans Seek International Support Charging US With Human Rights ViolationsA Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.
Judge Warns Government Against 'Trying To Hide' Immigrant Docs From ACLUA federal judge in New York judge is scolding the government for failing to give a civil rights group documents about thousands of immigrant detainees held for months or years.