| Mar 12, 2013
Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian?
Could Obama, beloved of the American Civil Liberties Union, be guilty of harboring thoughts of calling down a fatal drone attack on an American...
| Mar 18, 2013
— In choice of both topic and foil, Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile through your kitchen — you, a good...
| Feb 10, 2013
If you really want Washington's chattering classes to pay attention to something, an old saying goes, leak it to the media.
Whoever leaked the Justice Department's 16-page confidential "white paper" memo on the use of armed drones to NBC News sparked...
| Feb 18, 2013
— The nation's vexation over the morality and legality of President Barack Obama's drone war has produced a salutary but hopelessly confused debate. Three categories of questions are being asked. They must be separated to be clearly understood.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review WTTW Ch. 11. Host Joel Weisman with Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 News; Lorraine......
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The quirky Republican presidential candidate (yes, I called him “too old, too odd” to get nominated in a post several months ago, and I' m not taking it back) blasted President Obama for ordering the killing of American-born al-Qaida operative...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:32 PM
I'm not saying I think President Barack Obama will ask Vice President Joe Biden to step aside and ask Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to take his place on the 2012 ticket. I'm not even saying I'm aware of......
| Feb 16, 2012
| 12:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Nigerian man convicted of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day has been sentenced to life in prison.
Authorities say Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was traveling from...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 12:56 PM
This week's question: Was Obama's recent affirmation of same sex marriage a political maneuver?
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| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Jose Pimentel, a US citizen born in the Dominican Republic who had converted to Islam, is in jail without bond for planning to set off pipe bombs across New York City and New Jersey.
He intended to target post offices, police cars and soldiers returning...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 4:45 PM
In a city that's been the victim of one of the world's largest terrorist attacks, and which is within a fifty mile radius of both the Indian Point and Oyster Creek nuclear power plants, one of the greatest fears in New York is of a radioactive emergency...