Suddenly, out of nowhere, everyone's talking about Mike Huckabee making a repeat run for the White House. Well, not everyone. Mostly, it's Mike Huckabee talking about Mike Huckabee.
Michael B. Mukasey feels betrayed. The attorney general under President George W. Bush gave his personal assurance to the president of the Iranian resistance that its dissidents would be protected by Iraqi troops, not massacred by Iraqi gunmen.
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations this week demanded that Iraq's prime minister rescue seven Iranian hostages held near Baghdad and protect more than 3,000 other dissidents from attacks.
With the simultaneous rise of liberals in President Obama's Democratic coalition and Rand Paul-style libertarianism among Republicans, concern over government intrusiveness has moved to the forefront, sparking a debate that would have seemed unimaginable during the cocaine wars or in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Former New York Mayor David Dinkins said in a memoir due for release at the end of the summer that he lost his re-election bid to Rudolph W. Giuliani for one reason, and one reason alone: racism.
Lawmakers said Wednesday that the FBI is blocking their inquiries into why it closed its files on one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects after Russia had warned the bureau in 2011 that he might be radicalizing and preparing to join Islamic extremist groups.
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said the Obama administration should ratchet up its focus on homegrown terrorists and their links to overseas jihadists despite the death of Osama bin Laden, citing the Boston Marathon bombings as a reminder that radicalized Islam is a constant threat.
Former top U.S. officials denounced the State Department, the United Nations and Iraq for failing to protect unarmed Iranian dissidents in a camp near Baghdad and blamed Iran for a weekend rocket attack that killed six refugees and wounded 50.
The United Auto Workers gave $1 million to President Obama's super PAC and another million to super PACs working to elect Congressional Democrats last month, filings showed Monday. And the union received more than $5 million from its Detroit affiliate, meaning it has millions more to spend before Election Day.
The central character in Paul Theroux's "The Lower River" is a man who ran a high-end men's shop in Medford, Mass., for many years, It stocked Scottish tweeds, argyle socks and even "Tyrolean hats in velour, with a twist of feathers in the hatband." Hock's was the sort of place "where clerk and customer discussed the color of a tie, the style of a suit, the drape of a coat."
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our nation. Sept. 11, 2001, certainly was one of the darkest days in our country's history, when 2,977 people from 90 countries were murdered at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.
The U.S. ambassador to Nigeria compared the terrorist violence in the northern part of the West African nation to the crime wave that gripped New York in the 1980s, as he urged the Nigerian government to abandon "heavy-handed" military tactics and adopt a softer approach in dealing with the Islamic militant threat.