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  • The 'surge' is working

    As recently as a month ago, it appeared that Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker would be running into a withering fusillade of rhetorical fire when they appeared on Capitol Hill to report on the progress of the "surge" in Iraq. Now that...
  • Don't dump Maliki

    What does sovereignty mean? In the case of Iraq, Washington can't seem to decide. On June 28, 2004, the United States ceremoniously ended its occupation of Iraq by transferring sovereignty to its hand-picked interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi. Three...
  • Accused Ft. Hood gunman observed by San Diego task force

    Accused Ft. Hood gunman observed by San Diego task force
    How closely is the accused Ft. Hood gunman tied to terrorism and did a San Diego task force handle that information properly? Those are the questions being asked after the massacre that killed 13 people. At issue- emails between accused shooter Major...
  • Senators to Iraq: Pick up more of tab

     
    by Frank James For months, members of Congress, especially but not only Democrats, have questioned why the Iraqi government doesn't spend more of its own billions in oil dollars (it has the world's third largest known oil reserves) on its......
  • Most U.S. firms avoided taxes: report

     
    by Frank James Here's some information that could easily become fodder for the presidential and congressional campaigns. The General Accountability Office, Congress's investigative agency, has a report out today that says most corporations didn't pay...
  • McCain unsurprised by Powell Obama nod

     
    (AP Photo/FOX News Sunday, Gary Gardiner) by Frank James Sen. John McCain, appearing on Fox News Channel this morning, responded to Gen. Colin Powell's nationally televised endorsement this morning Sen. Barack Obama for president. Powell's was a coveted...
  • Is waterboarding torture?

     
    by Frank James At yesterday's confirmation hearing for Adm. Dennis Blair who is President Barack Obama's nominee for director of national intelligence, there was a fascinating exchange between Blair and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) Levin sought a bright-line...
  • Citigroup hits turbulence for $50 mill. jet

     
    by Frank James Memo to Citigroup: You might want to get your crisis-management people cranked up because Washington is up in arms about reports that the troubled financial-services giant which received a $45 billion federal bailout still intends to take.....
  • Citigroup: No TARP funds used for jet

     
    by Frank James In a Monday post, I wrote that Citigroup had better have a good explanation for Congress for the company;s controversial deicision to accept delivery of a $50 million corporate jet after receiving $45 billion in taxpayer bailout......
  • Rep. Dingell sets House longevity record

     
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and former President Bill Clinton, share a laugh at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Dingell (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) by Frank James "Change" was the rallying cry of last year's......
  • Obama pledges reforms in contracting

     
    by Mark Silva Taking particular aim at overruns in defense spending, President Barack Obama today pledged to save up to $40 billion a year with a government-wide reform of federal purchasing. The White House is backing legislation that Sens. John......