| 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 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 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 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims,” which sparked rioting across the Muslim world, said the movie was wrongly blamed for leading to a lethal attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, in an...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2013
Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Obama boasted that he had put Al Qaeda "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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who's the most powerful woman of them all?"
No doubt about it. Not Queen Elizabeth, Angela Merkel or Oprah Winfrey. The most powerful woman on the planet is former first lady, former senator from New York, former...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:01 PM
“Thank you to The Herald-Mail for printing the beautiful Memorial Day photos. Those photos were powerful, emotional and made me proud to be an American.”
“I’d like to applaud The Herald-Mail for its Tuesday...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A president, any president, is entering a trough when friends or detractors drag out creepy John Dean to offer an opinion on the scale of a scandal. The obstructor of justice from the Watergate scandal has been on display lately as a trifecta of...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:45 AM
There’s a familiar template for the “scandals” that have so far “plagued” the Obama administration, in that they are all, for the most part, total bullshit and/or unfortunate events in the vast federal bureaucracy that have...