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It was obvious even before he was nominated that Chuck Hagel, President Obama's choice to be secretary of Defense, would undergo searching scrutiny by the U.S. Senate. But that body also needs to examine thoroughly the man who shared the stage with...
Albuquerque JournalThe Justice Department's secret seizure of Associated Press telephone records drew scathing criticism from news organizations Tuesday while reaction from lawmakers ranged from concern to outrage. "Americans and New Mexicans treasure a free and open...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points the Obama administration used after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more details revealed to the...
The Hartford CourantWhen I was a child, my parents made me and my brother say grace before meals. My mother is a preacher in the United Methodist Church, and my faith is part of my daily life. We often thanked God for our country. We expressed gratitude for our government...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday challenged the Obama administration to spell out its justification for using drones for targeted killings amid growing concerns about unchecked powers of the presidency and Americans'...
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Politics, Barack Obama, Al Franken, Yemen
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Barack Obama, Politics, Ron Paul, Wiz Khalifa
Call Washington BureauJust after 11:30 p.m., a few hours after dining on steak as President Obama's dinner guest, Pat Toomey walked onto the Senate floor to give his Republican colleague a 15-minute respite from a filibuster that was approaching the 12-hour mark. The...
Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian? Could Obama, beloved of the American Civil Liberties Union, be guilty of harboring thoughts of calling down a fatal drone attack on an American...
The Hartford CourantJohn Brennan, newly confirmed director of the CIA, assured Americans in a speech last year on targeted killing that there is "absolutely nothing casual" about the process of targeted killing, including that of American citizens. He included in this the...
“Here’s the biggest fable of the USA: Christopher Columbus discovered America. He never set foot on American soil. He found the Bahamas, and last I looked, the Bahamas wasn’t part of the U.S. So why is he getting credit? Now, 400 years...
Arianna HuffingtonIt's become accepted wisdom that Washington has become pathologically polarized and partisan, with every new debate inevitably breaking down along party lines. That's why it was so remarkable last week when Rand Paul's old-fashioned talking filibuster...
WASHINGTON -- Rand Paul was right. There, I said it. The Republican senator from Kentucky, whom I've ridiculed as an archconservative kook -- because that's basically what he is -- was right to call attention to the growing use of drone aircraft in...
Jan 9, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Apr 30, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Apr 24, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Mar 7, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 7, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 12, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 12, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Mar 18, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Mar 13, 2013 |Column| Tribune Media Services
Mar 11, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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