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  • Obama admits failures, goes snorkeling

     
    by Mark Silva It's not quite a Bush moment. Not quite picking up a guitar while New Orleans is bailing out from Hurricane Katrina. Certainly not "heckuva job, Brownie." Not the same as letting the second graders in Sarasota finish......
  • Obama: Intel failures near-'catastrophic'

     
    See this Tribune gallery. by Alana Semuels HONOLULU -- Security and intelligence lapses allowed a suspected terrorist to board a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day, President Barack Obama said today, interrupting his vacation for the second day in a...
  • GOP terrorism tack: Fundraising

     
    by Mark Silva Rep. Pete Hoekstra, ranking Republican member of the House Intelligence Commitee, isn't only speaking out about the Obama administration's response to the attempted bombing of an airliner. He also is raising money with it. And the Democrats....
  • Nancy Pelosi: 'Don't care how popular'

     
    by Mark Silva Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House, says this to the question of her being perceived as a "far-out liberal:'' "I don't choose to spend my time countering mischaracterizations that the other side puts out there. Because we......
  • Top stories, 2009: Economy, health care

     
    by Mark Silva The economy was the big story of 2009. That and health care. From the start of the year, Americans have paid close attention to both an unfolding economic crisis, the Pew Research Center has found in a......
  • Republicans staking ground on terrorism

     
    by Michael Muskal With congressional election-strategizing already under way, Republicans today seized on airline security and the broader threat of terrorism as issues that could help them define their 2010 campaigns. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a...
  • Distraction.gov Aims to Keep Drivers Focused

     
    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday unveiled its new website aimed at making drivers more aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Distraction.gov collects facts and statistics about what constitutes a distraction while driving and how...
  • Barack Obama: Graying of a president

     
    by Mark Silva It could be the light. There have been flecks of gray in the hair of the president since Inauguration Day, when the new chief executive's public-approval rating stood near 70 percent. But it's the black hair that......
  • Hillary Clinton vs. Sarah Palin: Admired

     
    by Mark Silva These aren't groundswell numbers, fractions really: But by a mere percentage point, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton edges out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as "most admired woman'' in the eyes of the American public. It's Clinton......
  • TSA leadership vacuum: Case of politics

     
    by Mark Silva Think of it as FEMA in the middle of hurricane season without a FEMA director: the Transportation Safety Administration in high terrorism season without a TSA director. The man whom President Barack Obama has tapped to run......
  • Obama: 'Avatar,' between intel briefings

     
    by Alana Semuels and Mark Silva HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama got a briefing this morning from his homeland security advisor, John Brennan, about the government's terrorism watchlist -- a review that the president ordered after the attempted...