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  • CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds

    The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, announcing a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity he says is undercutting the...
  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart

    The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on...
  • Hillary Clinton sees a different California than her husband once did

    Hillary Clinton sees a different California than her husband once did
    When Bill Clinton arrived in California for the state's 1992 Democratic primary he was a considerable underdog.  He had a commanding delegate tally and was well on his way to securing the party's presidential nomination but faced a political titan in...
  • Family accepts Navy Cross after fight for Medal of Honor

    The family of one of the most celebrated Marine heroes of the Iraq War on Monday accepted the nation's second-highest award for valor on his behalf seven years after the Pentagon denied him the Medal of Honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus posthumously...
  • 'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point

    'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point
    In his book "The Great War of Our Time," former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole. Hussein, Morell writes, had overestimated the U.S. intelligence-...
  • Marine killed in Iraq to be honored with Navy Cross, not Medal of Honor

    Marine killed in Iraq to be honored with Navy Cross, not Medal of Honor
    Reluctantly, the family of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq has agreed to accept a Navy Cross on his behalf, rather than the Medal of Honor they and the Marine Corps believe he deserves. The family of Sgt. Rafael Peralta has agreed to...
  • Pentagon seeks to shed 'dreary' image to attract Silicon Valley talent

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sought Thursday to begin repairing the Pentagon’s relationship with the technology industry, reminding Silicon Valley about the fruits of innovation that came from closely working with the government. In a speech at...
  • John Boehner, Dana Carvey, Bill Gates: Sunday guests

    John Boehner, Dana Carvey, Bill Gates: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning guest list: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, discusses the GOP agenda, Obamacare and the Department of Homeland Security on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy...
  • AP: Clinton also used iPad for email

    AP: Clinton also used iPad for email
    Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to...
  • Government by leadership or crisis? My Word

    Government by leadership or crisis? My Word
    Last month I reconnected with my former boss — Congressman Lou Frey — whom I hadn't seen in 43 years when I was his press secretary. He gave me a copy of his book, "Political Rules of the Road," a compilation of "rules" members of Congress...
  • Political consultant David Axelrod delivers in revealing 'Believer'

     Political consultant David Axelrod delivers in revealing 'Believer'
    As President Obama's political consultant, David Axelrod was guarded and disciplined when he appeared on the weekend talk shows. He stayed on message, with little hint of humor or personality. But the Axelrod we meet in his autobiography, "Believer," is a...