- Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami
- Sniper heaven: Pentagon’s self-guided bullets leave enemies nowhere to hide
- Violent gang taking advantage of immigration crisis, using border as recruiting hub
- Medicaid enrollment continues to soar under Obamacare, administration says
- Michelle Obama to Latinos: ‘We cannot afford to wait on Congress’ for immigration
- White House urges GOP to act ‘urgently’ on $3.7 billion request for illegal immigrants
- Politicians, criminals using ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ law EU courts forced upon Google
- Combat fatigue: elite special forces troops are ‘fraying,’ Gen. Joseph Votel warns
- German foreign minister to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims
- Florida police spokesman tells citizens: ‘Get yourself some firearms’
Latest Bush Items
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library is holding a weekend of special events to mark the 25th anniversary of the start of the first Bush presidency.
A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the worst rift in years between lawmakers and the CIA.
President Obama continues to fall in the polls, to a new low as measured by The Wall Street Journal/NBC News. Whether for his foreign or domestic performance, the public judges the president harshly. He has fallen so far, to 41 percent approval in this latest poll, that loyal Democrats are having unhappy thoughts.
Text of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein's statement on the Senate floor about her committee's investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in its detention and interrogation program, as provided by her office:
Shirley Temple got her first ambassador appointment after Secretary of State Henry Kissinger heard her discussing Namibia at a party and, in her words, was "surprised that I even knew the word."
Rep. Randy Weber called President Obama a "Socialistic dictator" Tuesday night as he waited on the Texas House floor for the State of the Union address to begin.
A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.
Some memoirs are written to explain or apologize, and some are written to settle scores. Although Robert M. Gates' "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" settles some scores, my sense is that he wrote it to get his whole experience as secretary of defense behind him.
During his 2007 presidential campaign, Barack Obama decried then-President Bush's failure to find merciful alternatives to the harsh sentences given to low-level, nonviolent drug offenders under the federal mandatory-minimum regime.