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  • CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin shouts at President Obama as she is removed from the back of the auditorium during his speech about national security on May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. (Associated Press)

    CodePink activist Medea Benjamin jailed in Egypt, begs for U.S. help

    The co-founder of the peace activist group CodePink, Medea Benjamin, said Egyptian police have grabbed her and put her in jail, breaking her arm in the process.

  • EDITORIAL: Code red, with embarrassment

    It's not easy being a Democrat on the eve of deconstruction. Some of the liberals haven't figured out what to think or say about President Obama and his determination to lob missiles into the men's room at Syrian command headquarters. When George W. Bush took the White House to his Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas, there was always Cindy Sheehan, surrounded by reporters and photographers, protesting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She became the left's pet rock.

  • Code Pink protesters bring their anti-war message to the Capitol before Wednesday's House hearing on President Obama's request for military intervention in Syria. (Associated Press)

    Code Pink has a morale problem: It's called Democrats

    Anti-war protesters are objecting to military action in Syria, but their efforts pale compared to the crowds that came out against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars — and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the women's anti-war group Code Pink, blames the Democrats,

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Obama finishes introducing a reshuffled national security team on Thursday. From left are: U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan-designate Ryan C. Crocker; top commander-designate for U.S. forces in Afghanistan Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen; CIA Director-nominee Gen. David H. Petraeus; Defense Secretary-nominee Leon E. Panetta; outgoing Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; the president; Vice President Joseph R. Biden; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon.

    Panetta, Petraeus shuffled at the top

    President Obama has once again turned to an architect of President Bush's war strategy to fill a major civilian post in his administration - this time elevating Gen. David H. Petraeus, who oversaw the Iraq surge, to be CIA chief, and tapping current agency head Leon E. Panetta to become the next defense secretary.

  • President Obama returns a salute as he and daughter Sasha arrive with his wife, Michelle, and other daughter Malia at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Tuesday after nearly two weeks of vacation in Hawaii. (Associated Press)

    Obama's base eager to do battle

    Before he left town for the holidays, President Obama hinted at opportunities for both showdowns and collaboration with the GOP in the new Congress — but as he prepares to seek re-election, his own base is telling him they need to see him rumble rather than dance with Republicans.

  • Tough reviews for Obama's first year

    A year ago, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of anti-war protest group Code Pink, was seated on the Capitol's West Front, 100 feet from the inauguration stage, watching Barack Obama be sworn in as president.

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