In a Monday editorial titled “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses,” The New York Times called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush administration officials for actions they took to counter terrorism and root out terrorists, post Sept. 11, 2001.
Guy Cecil, said to be a leading contender to manage a would-be 2016 presidential campaign for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, has dropped out of the running.
Elizabeth Warren inches up, but Hillary Clinton still has commanding 2016 lead among Democrats: poll
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads in a new poll on the 2016 Democratic presidential contest with 61 percent of the vote, though her level of support is slightly down from half a year ago.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join a who’s who of national conservative figures next month at the inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” hosted by GOP Rep. Steve King and Citizens United, the Des Moines Register reported.
Republicans say they have the will to bring down Obamacare — and many are eyeing a little-known, little-used budget too called “reconciliation” to do so.
Homeland Security Department officials say the changing face of illegal immigration and the reluctance of “sanctuary cities” to help enforce immigration laws have led to the stunning drop in deportations over the past few years.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the incoming chairman of the Foreign Operations subcommittee in 2015, said President Obama may have opened the door to relations with Cuba, but when it comes to putting in an ambassador for Havana — both nations might as well forget it.
Sen. John McCain likely has a bull’s-eye on his back, but tea party groups have signaled that they expect the 2016 Senate races to be a lot more about defending the small government champions the movement helped win in the 2010 wave election than in headhunting ‘establishment’ Republicans.
Cuba has proved to be a major division point between potential Republican presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rand Paul, and the feud between the two continued to escalate Sunday.
In building a case for their sweeping conclusion that the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques were simply “not effective” during the years after 9/11, Senate Democrats cited in their report example after example in which another tactic, known as “rapport-building,” succeeded in extracting valuable intelligence from al Qaeda suspects.
President Obama on Sunday called the unprecedented North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures an act of “cybervandalism,” not war, sparking outrage among lawmakers who believe the U.S. response has been too weak and may invite further aggression.
Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday said “as many Americans as possible” should see “The Interview” as part of the broader U.S. response to a terrorist cyberattack by North Korea.