| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Americans are pleading for leadership — right now. And the pleas are aimed directly at the White House.
It is time for President Obama to step forward with a specific strategy for how to deal with the Islamic State militants who have horrified the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 11:09 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston is the No. 1 Florida guest on the Sunday TV talk shows, undoubtedly because of her role as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
She’s in 17th place on the list of 1,500 talk show guests on...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The CIA acknowledged Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:19 PM
In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:12 PM
An annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe on Tuesday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an opportunity for a victory lap on the new plan for a California water bond, which was approved by the Legislature last week.
"It's pretty extraordinary," he said while...
| Aug 12, 2014
— If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe.
The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning their spycraft against...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.
Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last Friday that the U.S. must confront...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Release CIA report
More than a year and a half ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the CIA's detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists after 9/11. Those who have read the report say it concludes that the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Liberals sure love Pope Francis, and now they’re faulting House Republicans for not seconding their emotion. The GOP is providing only minimal support for a congressional resolution congratulating the pope on his election and offering a litany of...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Democratic lawmakers left for their summer recess this weekend worried about the midterm elections and despondent over President Barack Obama.
Congressional Republicans were torn asunder by internecine warfare, but there also was palpable anxiety among...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:55 PM
A long-awaited Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation of prisoners during the Bush administration will wait a while longer. The Senate and the White House can't agree on what to release to the public.
Last week, after months of review, the White...