| Jan 9, 2014
It has been more than a year since the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the detention and interrogation practices of the George W. Bush administration. But the 6,000-page document remains under wraps, even as defenders of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
There are many things wrong with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book, starting with the title. He calls it: "Duty." It should have been called: "Bobby, We Hardly Knew Ye."
Indeed, all this time, we thought Gates was a quiet, thoughtful, loyal...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- In Barbara Walters' latest ABC News interview with Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state barely moved the needle in the will-she-won't-she guessing game over seeking the presidency in 2016. She said she will do so...
| Oct 29, 2013
For fans of quality drama, Sunday at 9 p.m. has become a special kind of logjam. Yet amid an embarrassment of riches consisting of CBS' "The Good Wife," AMC's breakaway hit "The Walking Dead" and HBO's still-mesmerizing "Boardwalk Empire," only Showtime's...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go? Not the Cheneys. Not this Thanksgiving. Not when U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney is using her gay sister Mary to right her sinking campaign in Wyoming.
The family feud broke into the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Harold Rhode still recalls the euphoria he felt a decade ago after finding thousands of dripping, moldy artifacts of Iraq's once-vibrant Jewish community in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence service headquarters in...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz was in Iowa last weekend to hunt pheasant and activists. He found both.
He didn't fire into anyone's face (Dick Cheney), wear freshly pressed camouflage (John Kerry) or boast of shooting varmints (Mitt Romney). He had his own shotgun...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
It’s still early, but Wyoming’s marquee Liz Cheney-Mike Enzi U.S. Senate race has already had no end of entertaining, if most likely irrelevant, side events.
First came a squabble over an autographed football, an episode that underscored how...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:44 AM
A new post-mortem account of the 2012 presidential campaign holds that President Obama's strategists toyed with, but rejected, the notion of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket and replacing him with then Secretary of State...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Framed by patriotic bunting and surrounded by a few thousand chairs, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier is ready for its close-up.
Sailors in dress blues and hard hatted workers from Newport News Shipbuilding swarmed Dry Dock 12...