Marines attending a funeral in Florida came across this guy who claimed he was a SGM, with a Silver Star, Bronze Star W/Valor, Purple Heart and several other awards. As you can see in the video below, he is also wearing ribbons and medals on the same uniform, which we know isn't authorized. He also has all of his ribbons out-of-order, with the Purple Heart at the bottom of his stack. read more
In 1983, Korean Airlines Flight 007 was shot down by the Soviet Union. President Ronald Reagan reacted quickly by ending his vacation and returning to Washington.
Reagan addressed the nation, "This was the Soviet Union against the world and the moral precepts which guide human relations among people everywhere."
62 Americans died, including one congressman, died on Flight 007. Reagan added, "It was an act of barbarism born of a society which wantonly disregards individual rights and human life, and seeks constantly to expand and dominate other nations."
On Thursday night's edition of the Kelly File, digital media editor Chris Stirewalt spoke of the importance of Reagan's tone.
"They turned the tide on the discussion of the Cold War and on the discussion of Reagan's plans by making clear what kind of conduct that was," Stirewalt told host Megyn Kelly.
Hamas rejected an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel that was to take effect Tuesday, saying Cairo did not consult the group over the deal. Israel accepted the truce plan, but warned it would strike Gaza hard if Hamas didn't abide by it.
Militants from Gaza fired five rockets at Israel, shortly after the Egyptian-proposed starting time for a gradual de-escalation on Tuesday morning.
The military wing of Hamas, which has been responsible for most of the hundreds of rockets launched at Israel in the past week said the Egyptian plan "wasn't worth the ink it was written with." read more
In his new full-length documentary film, "There's No Place Like Utopia," Joel Gilbert found Peggy Joseph, the Florida voter who became infamous during the 2008 presidential campaign for saying Barack Obama would "pay for my gas and my mortgage."
Surprisingly, some six years into the Obama presidency, Joseph has turned against the president, disappointed that he did not deliver on his "hope and change" campaign promises.
"Peggy reminded me of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz,' who thought the magical wizard would solve all her problems," Gilbert told WND in an interview.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Barack Obama have been targets of "a racial animus" by some of the administration's political opponents. "There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president," Holder told ABC. "You know, people talking about taking their country back. ... There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don't think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus." Holder said the nation is in "a fundamentally better place than we were 50 years ago."