| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The United States would not recognize a referendum by Crimea to leave Ukraine, and a shift of that region to Russia “is not a done deal,” a top Obama administration official said Sunday.
“If there is a referendum and it...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In the already tiresome guessing game of whether or not Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016, there's a wide assumption among Democrats that the nomination is hers for the asking. One apparent rationale is that the party has no one...
| Mar 2, 2014
The recently proposed U.S. troop cuts are an important step toward re-sizing today's forces to meet the current U.S. defense strategy, which calls for defeating a major adversary and deterring a second by denying objectives or imposing unacceptable costs,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Republican politicians are at war over the world.
Rep. Peter King of New York says that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky encourages "paranoia." Paul says his critics are distorting his views. Walter Jones, a North Carolina representative seeking his 11th term,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:51 PM
Dick Cheney and his cardiologist are opening up about the former vice president's health in a book and a "60 Minutes" interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Dr. Jonathan Reiner wrote the book, "Heart," with Cheney, who has suffered five heart attacks.
| Nov 15, 2013
Almost every time this country finishes a major war, we cut the Army appropriately — and then we cut too much.
After World War II, we demobilized massively, but then went too far. The result in 1950 was Task Force Smith, the first U.S. Army ground...
| Jan 9, 2014
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced this week that she was giving up her campaign to unseat an incumbent U.S. senator in her father's home state of Wyoming. Her campaign had angered many as she had sauntered from her...
| Oct 20, 2013
Alan Cheuse looks at three new thrillers with a Washington, D.C. theme that are worth checking out.
"Top Down" by Jim Lehrer, Random House, 208 pages, $26
The devastating work of an international shooter appears in Newshour veteran Jim Lehrer's 22nd...
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney abruptly ended her campaign to oust a veteran Wyoming senator of her own party Monday, citing "serious health issues" in her family.
The decision by the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney ends a brief, long-...