The United States' near monopoly on drones is quickly coming to an end. Countries, terrorist groups and individuals are all trying to use drones both to make their lives easier as well as in contexts that very much resemble warfare.
After weeks of wrangling, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that extends the payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits by 60 days. It also requires the Keystone XL pipeline either move forward or be killed.
Mitt Romney's gotten good news in the latest polls. His support is trending upward, buoyed by a series of a high profile endorsements. But Newt Gingrich is seeing an uptick in support as well, especially in southern states.
Cushing, Okla., is known to some as the pipeline intersection for the world. It's there where President Barack Obama traveled on Thursday to pledge his support for building the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, to get oil from Cushing to the Texas Gulf Coast refineries.