Bashing Rick Perry has become real sport in the press. And no wonder. Journalists realize that the Texas governor could impinge on President Obama's re-election efforts and are acting accordingly.
Iranian opposition activists are accusing the State Department of flouting a federal court's year-old ruling ordering the removal of the Iranian resistance from the U.S. list of international terrorist organizations.
President Obama and top congressional Republicans said significant differences remain after high-stakes talks Thursday at the White House on the government's budget and debt woes, although both sides called the talks constructive and agreed to work through the weekend on a renewed push for a deal.
Coming out of the July 4th weekend, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner in the crowded Republican field of White House hopefuls — though history suggests the early lead in the polls won't necessarily make him a shoo-in at the ballot box.
How did the Democratic National Committee become as mean-spirited and dishonest as it is today? It began in 1992 when Bill Clinton got into office.
After American forces leave Iraq at the end of 2011, Tehran will try to turn its neighbor into a satrapy, i.e., a satellite state, to the great detriment of Western, moderate Arab and Israeli interests. Intense Iranian efforts are under way already, with Tehran sponsoring militias in Iraq and sending its own forces into Iraqi border areas. Baghdad responds with weakness, its chief of staff proposing a regional pact with Iran and top politicians ordering attacks on the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MeK), an Iranian dissident organization with 3,400 members residing in Camp Ashraf, 60 miles northeast of Baghdad. The MeK issue reveals Iraqi subservience to Iran with special clarity. Note some recent developments:
The U.S. ambassador to India announced his resignation Thursday, a day after learning that New Delhi dropped two American companies from the competition for a multibillion-dollar defense deal.
A former head of the Democratic Party called the prime minister of Iraq a "mass murderer" on Tuesday and accused him of ordering a bloody attack on disarmed Iranian dissidents under international protection.
It is a dance challenge for liberal, peace lovin' Democrats when President Obama abandons the old "hope and change" Terpsichore and hearkens to the heavy thud of global politics. Like Libya, for instance.