Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested. The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.
This year's presidential primaries have already broken several rules of politics, and new spending data suggests another shift in modern campaigning - a decline in polling, at least among GOP candidates.
Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman on Thursday said he opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in its present form, dealing a significant blow to the pact a day after officials from 12 countries signed it.
On today's program, Dick Morris, long time political strategist, predicted, "This Republican electorate will not nominate somebody who sponsored the Gang of 8 bill." Morris was referring to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) whose sponsorship of the amnesty bill has been his "prime achievement" in the Senate. Morris explained the issue of amnesty is a "silver bullet" in this cycle, an issue that will essentially determine the outcome. Right now, Morris said, "Rubio is on the chair because Fox News is helping him and the media as a whole wants him as an alternative to Trump and Cruz." However, he predicts Rubio is going to "again and again going to be hitting up against that ceiling," despite positive attention from the media. Ultimately, Morris predicted Rubio's record in the Senate, "makes it impossible for him to win this nomination."
Yesterday, Bloomberg reported Goldman Sachs employees are shifting their support to Marco Rubio as Jeb Bush fades. On today's program, Heritage Foundation's Steve Moore said this transition "could be a game changer" as the vast majority is running from Bush. Moore predicts the $107,000 Rubio received from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employees is just the beginning of a flood of financial support for the new Establishment sweetheart.
Steve Moore: Every Candidate Should Pledge No More Bailouts
Dick Morris: The way Hillary has been influence by Goldman Sachs
It's not an earthquake, yet...But the political ground in New Hampshire is moving. We're seeing more of Iowa's impact, and the war of words underway here. Hillary Clinton is coming back; and Marco Rubio is coming up.
In a Funny or Die PSA promoting more gun laws, actor Dennis Quaid claims gun control is an American as football and Taylor Swift.
Political correctness is thwarting the fight against terrorism. That's the conclusion of a report released this week by the High-Level Military Group, a collection of retired military and civilian officials studying modern warfare.
From bombings in Jakarta and Istanbul to attacks on oil facilities in Libya, the Islamic State is rapidly expanding its operations far beyond its strongholds in Iraq and Syria. Washington - initially reluctant for political reasons to acknowledge the group's growing reach - is scrambling to keep up.
Donald Trump placed second in Monday's Iowa caucuses, with 24 percent of the vote. When he announced his campaign nearly a year ago, no analyst expected him to do so well. The winner was Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), another firebrand who has done better than many anticipated.
Drug cartels bring unaccompanied children to the Rio Grande valley to serve as diversions that distract border security officials from smugglers and drug traffickers, according to a Border Patrol union official.
After months of polls, pontification, and fevered speculation, the Iowa caucuses-and with them, the first official votes of the 2016 presidential primary-are finally in America's taillights. The biggest loser, at least according to conventional wisdom, might be Donald Trump, who came in second to Ted Cruz, almost lost to Marco Rubio, and eventually erupted in an epic Twitter meltdown, complete with accusations of foul play and a dramatic demand to redo the entire Iowa vote.
Hillary Clinton has struggled to effectively answer questions about her paid speeches on Wall Street and all the support she receives from big banks. During a previous debate, she invoked the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to argue she was just doing her job as a senator for New York. Last night, during a New Hampshire town hall broadcast on CNN, Anderson Cooper asked the Democratic front-runner if she made "a bad error in judgment" by accepting $675,000 from Goldman Sachs for three speeches. She didn't hesitate to say no.