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Topic - Colin Powell
Through his spokesman, President Obama sent out a statement this week expressing condolences to family members of the Australian baseball star who was attending college in Oklahoma when he was shot and killed in a random act of violence.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who was charged in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, was "questionable."
There are few better ways to honor the memory of the nation's fallen heroes than by acknowledging the special sacrifices and answering the special needs of the nation's military community. Few have done more to help veterans and first responders than Gary Sinise, who traces his long commitment back to his breakthrough role as broken Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump."
In 1868, Union Army Major General John A. Logan declared May 30 "Decoration Day," a day to honor fallen Civil War soldiers with speeches, prayers, and flowers and other decorations on their graves at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1971, Congress made the observance a national holiday to remember all those who have died serving our country, and since then, Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May.
Jim Harbaugh insists he will coachable when it comes to the tricks of driving the Indianapolis 500 pace car this weekend.
A University of South California political science professor was captured on video calling former President George W. Bush lazy, stupid and incompetent — a mentally unstable man who wasted his youth on drugs and alcohol.
A conspiracy-obsessed hacker who recently targeted George W. Bush and Colin Powell has stolen and posted online the opening pages of an unfinished novel by "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell.
You can only imagine the rush David Gregory felt when his "Meet the Press" guest, Vice President Joe Biden, took a cue from him and blurted out some history.
By appointing John F. Kerry to be the new secretary of state, President Obama attempted to tamp down the wildfire of criticism that had erupted over his debacle in Libya.
The latest edition of al Qaeda's English-language online magazine Inspire urges readers to become "lone wolf" jihadists focused on assassinating current and former leaders of Western countries.
A group advocating same-sex marriage has agreed to former first lady Laura Bush's request and removed her from a video campaign pushing gay rights.
The pro-gay Respect for Marriage Coalition has launched a $1 million media campaign, complete with full-page newspaper ads and a television bit with President Obama, to rally for legislative reform.
Newly confirmed Secretary of State John F. Kerry struck a humble and jocular tone on arriving at the State Department Monday for his first full day in the post held by Hillary Rodham Clinton over the past four years.
Former Secretary of State and self-declared Republican Colin Powell said he voted for Democrat Barack Obama for president — twice — because of concerns over the economy, according to a Fox News broadcast of Bill O'Reilly's show, "The Factor."
Self-described Republican and former Secretary of State Colin Powell marked the second swearing-in of President Obama Monday with more harsh words for his fellow party members, during separate appearances on MSNBC and ABC.
"Why do you only see me as an African-American, Bill? I'm an American," he said.
In a heated Tuesday interview, Mr. Powell said his votes were based on the economic plans brought forth by Republicans, which were not "suited for the times we were in," according to the broadcast.