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  • John McCain's favorite charity?

     
    By Andrew Zajac In 2001, John McCain helped found a northern Virginia think tank that has frequently taken policy positions that dovetail with his and provided paychecks to key political associates. The Reform Institute also has bent and may have broken...
  • Black hole of lobbying disclosure

     
    Charles Black Jr., a top adviser to the McCain campaign, has been the subject of unflattering ads in recent days by the Barack Obama campaign connected to his lobbying for Chinese and Russian oil companies. But Black's largely-overlooked lobbying for a...
  • Paul Weyrich, 1942-2008

     
    Paul Weyrich prepares to chair a Free Congress Foundation meeting, November 14, 2007, in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Councill/MCT) by Frank James Paul Weyrich, one of the best-known leaders of the conservative movement, died this morning at age 66 from......
  • Israel should end 'war process': expert

     
    by Frank James Andrew Cordesman, one of the Washington's top national-security experts, asks and attempts to answer some questions on a lot of people's minds right now: how does the fighting in Gaza stop and what can the U.S. do......
  • Obama: Afghanistan, Pakistan strategies

     
    by Paul Richter and Christi Parsons President Obama begins two days of talks today with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan to hastily overhaul a painstakingly developed security strategy that was unveiled only five weeks ago but is already badly........
  • Robert Wexler, passionate Florida liberal, quits Congress

     
    It's kind of a shocker for political groupies, news that a popular and not-in-any-way-endangered Democratic incumbent has decided to leave Congress. Robert Wexler, a staunch liberal voice from Boca Raton, railed against Republicans who impeached President...
  • Tuesday's Highlights: Woddy Harrelson on 'Biography'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CHEERED: Woody Harrelson is profiled in a new episode of 'Biography,' at 7 p.m. on Biography. SERIES Explorer: This......
  • IRAN: Rafsanjani condemns 'spiraling wave of sedition' against supreme leader

     
    Over the last few days, Babylon & Beyond has chronicled the political journey of Iran's Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a powerful cleric and erstwhile supporter of the nation's opposition movement who appeared to be shifting his political...
  • Questions swirl around wind-jobs studies

     
    By Jim Tankersley This is the story of a Spanish study that rankled green groups last year as the House debated climate legislation, and of how the Energy Department came to publish a "rebuttal" of that study - touching off......
  • Gulf oil spill: Experts weigh in on the nation’s oil addiction

     
    In his Oval Office speech President Obama urged Americans to "seize control of our own destiny" and break the nation's oil addiction. He suggested several approaches he'd consider, but otherwise went light on specifics. Here, several energy and...
  • Why 2 million (promised) green jobs couldn't sell a climate bill

     
    From the early days of the Obama administration, environmentalists believed that they had found the message to carry them to victory in what promised to be a grueling debate over energy and climate policy. It was this: At a time......
  • LEBANON, ISRAEL: Regional fears helping prevent war, says International Crisis Group

     
    A new conflict between Lebanon and Israel would likely be much bloodier and more destructive, as well as broader in scope than previous confrontations, suggests a new report on the appraisal of risks along Israel’s northern border by the International.....