The disclosure of classified military documents revealing close ties between Pakistan's intelligence service and militants fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan has prompted calls on Capitol Hill to rethink U.S. policy toward Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Perhaps only Paul McCartney could call a performance at the White House a little club gig.
The co-chairmen of President Obama's debt and deficit commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, recently warned that our country's current fiscal path - primarily the cost of entitlements - unless reversed, "will destroy the country from within." Given such an ominous prophecy, it is almost certain that Social Security, the country's largest entitlement, will go under the government's budget knife.
Last week was a surprisingly good moment for American politics. It was the week that, through a confluence of bizarre and unlikely events, the vicious act of falsely accusing people of racism became a laughingstock. It went from being a career killer to a punch line; from villainy to vaudeville; from knife in the back to pie in the face.
BP's embattled Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward will be replaced by American Robert Dudley on Oct. 1, the company said Tuesday, as it reported a record quarterly loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover the costs of the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean on Sunday accused Fox News of racism for airing without verification a videotape of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod apparently making racist remarks, which led to her dismissal.
The Obama administration has not settled on a plan to protect and supply thousands of State Department diplomats and employees left behind in Iraq once all but a relatively few U.S. troops leave the county in a little more than a year.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said Sunday that the Obama administration's upcoming stimulus plan likely will not renew Bush-era tax cuts and that the changes will not slow the already struggling economy.
The United States told Scotland it was “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than have him transferred to a Libyan jail, leaked documents showed Sunday amid renewed U.S. criticism of the release.