Defense Dept. criticized for spending $43 million on natural gas station in Afghanistan

Defense Dept. criticized for spending $43 million on natural gas station in Afghanistan

Agence France-Presse The US military used $43 million of taxpayer dollars for a natural-gas filling station in northern Afghanistan that should have cost just $500,000, the government watchdog for reconstruction in the war-torn country said Monday. The huge expense highlights some of the endemic problems that have plagued US aid to Afghanistan in the wake

Canadian firm building Keystone XL pipeline asks for US permit to be suspended

Canadian firm building Keystone XL pipeline asks for US permit to be suspended

International Business Times

TransCanada Corp., the company behind the highly contested Keystone XL pipeline project, requested Monday to suspend its U.S. permit application, the Wall Street Journal reported. The move, hailed by opponents as a great victory, comes before an expected rejection from the Obama administration. It also comes at a time of low oil prices that have sapped…

‘Maybe a foot massage?’: Megyn Kelly ridicules GOP candidates’ debate demands

‘Maybe a foot massage?’: Megyn Kelly ridicules GOP candidates’ debate demands

Arturo Garcia Fox News host Megyn Kelly — who was accused earlier this year of partisan questioning toward Donald Trump — mocked Trump and the rest of the Republican presidential field on Monday for their proposed demands in future debates. “They want all the candidates to receive similarly-substantive questions. No so-called “lightning round” of questioning,”

Trevor Noah skewers so-called ‘Ferguson Effect’: Cops are afraid someone will ‘brutally film them’

Trevor Noah skewers so-called ‘Ferguson Effect’: Cops are afraid someone will ‘brutally film them’

Arturo Garcia Daily Show host Trevor Noah took aim at what has been described as the “Ferguson Effect” on Monday, sarcastically telling viewers that police are merely afraid of being treated unfairly because of who they are and how they look. “People following them around with cameras watching everything they do, suspicious that they’re always

Obama: GOP candidates talk tough about Putin but they can’t even handle CNBC

Obama: GOP candidates talk tough about Putin but they can’t even handle CNBC

Reuters President Barack Obama poked fun at Republican presidential candidates on Monday for promising that they could stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin when they couldn’t “handle” the moderators from last week’s debate on cable network CNBC. Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson and others have criticized the journalists who moderated the well-watched debate