American military officers were flying to Guantanamo Bay from bases around the world Sunday to serve as jurors for war-crimes suspects as the offshore tribunal system gears up for one of its busiest weeks under President Obama.
In a recent Rasmussen survey of 1,000 likely voters, 54 percent said they would favor extending President George W. Bush's 2001 tax cuts - the centerpiece of his 2000 presidential platform. Just 30 percent of respondents seemed to think the American economy is better off with people having less disposable income.
It's getting serious. Charting the trajectory of the "tea party" is becoming strategic science rather than casual hearsay, which could dampen rumor-mongering in the press, should journalists heed the numbers.
We look at the children of former presidents, who married while their dads worked in the Oval Office.
As the nation's economic engine continues to sputter, Americans are wondering when the administration's promised "recovery summer" is going to start. From a peak annual growth rate of 5 percent last autumn, the measure of gross domestic product slid to 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and was down to 2.4 percent by the end of June.
The father of a U.S.-Yemeni citizen known as al Qaeda's top English-language Internet recruiter is fighting to have his son removed from a list of potential targets for kill or capture by the CIA or the U.S. military, and two prominent civil liberties groups want to do his bidding in court.
President Obama hailed the coming end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, but the gamble is huge — a wager that the country won't fall back into murderous anarchy.
In these tough and turbulent economic times, we need to look for small things we can be thankful for.
With Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation all but assured later this week, the only guessing game left is the margin of her pending victory.