| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama seems determined to make sure he doesn't have another Benghazi.
Pilloried by Republicans in Congress for its handling of last year's attack, his administration is responding with extra caution now that...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Obama boasted that he had put al-Qaida "on the path to defeat." This year, with 19 U.S. consulates and embassies closed and the State Department issuing vague warnings against travel anywhere in the world,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far from being on the brink of collapse, al-Qaida's core leadership remains a potent threat — and one that experts say has encouraged the terror network's spread into more countries today than it was operating in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal criminal charges have been filed against one or more assailants in the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, two law enforcement sources said Tuesday.
They declined to discuss details because the case is filed under...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s unprecedented decision to close more than 20 U.S. embassies and consulates in response to intelligence information suggesting an Al Qaeda plot to attack Western interests received praise Sunday from senior...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether...
| Jan 31, 2013
Big Jim Thompson and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons insist there was no "preferential treatment" for formerly imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan.
But we're all about preferential treatment here today.
You're a former governor, Big Jim, and a former...
| Dec 23, 2012
Soon — perhaps very soon — the Syrian government of Bashar Assad will fall. On that day, and for months after, Damascus will probably be a disorderly and dangerous place, a risky place for American diplomats to be.
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Some wingnuts on Twitter have interpreted my silence so far about the independent Accountability Review Board's report reviewing the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi as a reluctance to engage this topic again in light of the conclusions of......
| May 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Signaling a desire to return to public life, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an apology Tuesday for the scandal that led to his resignation as director of the CIA and brought an illustrious career to an abrupt end.
Petraeus has kept a low...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham said it best.
Talking about the challenges the next secretary of defense will confront, Graham, a South Carolina Republican, warned that he will face "a world on fire."
So true, and the Middle East along with the larger Islamic world...