In one besieged neighborhood after another, weary rebels have turned over their weapons to the Syrian government in exchange for an easing of suffocating blockades that have prevented food, medicine and other staples from reaching civilians trapped inside.The local cease-fires struck in at least four neighborhoods in and around the Syrian capital in recent weeks have brought an end to the shelling and most of the fighting in the affected areas. While deep distrust lingers on both sides, in some neighborhoods the lull has prompted residents displaced by earlier violence to return.The government touts the truces as part of its program of "national reconciliation" to end Syria's crisis, which has killed more than 140,000 people since March 2011. But activists and rebels describe the deals as the final stage of a ruthless tactic President Bashar Assad's government has employed to devastating effect: shelling and starving fighters and civilians alike in opposition-held areas into submission...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass), on proposing new legislation for more clarity on government settlements.
NJ governor apologizes, fires aide
Chris Stirewalt and Charles Hurt take a look back at all the stories that made headlines along the Beltway and beyond in 2013
This is a rush transcript from "Special Report," December 24, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.SHANNON BREAM, ANCHOR: We are back with...
Former advisor to President Clinton Doug Schoen weighs in on the politics of ObamaCare.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that if he weren't a Virginian he'd "probably want to be a Texan."Swearing in new Texas Supreme Court Chief Jus...
Sen. Ron Johnson sounds off on ObamaCare and budget negotiations on Capitol Hill
McAfee Antivirus Software founder John McAfee on the flawed implementation of ObamaCare.
Congressman frustrated with Democratic leadership over budget fight
Why did lawmaker's stance change?
A fair and balanced debate with Sen. Corker, Sen. Manchin
The Philippines says it's recovered more than $29 million from the Swiss accounts of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and that the search for more of his hidden wealth...
Some of us could live 40 years after retirement. Do you think you’ll have enough to retire?It’s not that you don’t know the answer; it’s that you don’t want to think...
The chief of the Philippine agency recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family says a court decision ordering Marco...
Who's getting a lump of coal this year?
Reaction from former CIA officer Peter Brookes
Cal Thomas explains the double standard seen in the mainstream media
New Hampshire senator on paying for extension of long-term jobless benefits