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  • Panetta's lifting of women combat ban wins praise

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's announcement that the Pentagon was ending the ban on women serving in combat met with praise in some quarters. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Veronica “Ronne” Froman said she was overjoyed and pleasantly surprised...
  • On anniversary of Iraq war, legislators petition for Medal of Honor for Marine

     
    On the 10th anniversary of the start of U.S.-led operations in Iraq, a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington submitted a resolution calling for the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, killed......
  • Roger Goodell on ‘Face the Nation’; Bob Costas on ‘Meet the Press’; Hines Ward on ‘State of the Union’

     
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a news conference Friday in New Orleans. Photo credit: Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Bob Schieffer will broadcast CBS' “Face the Nation” from New Orleans, where the Super Bowl...
  • Congressman renews efforts for Medal of Honor for fallen Marine

     
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta......
  • A Ford sets record at Pebble Beach auction; a Mercedes falls short

    A Ford sets record at Pebble Beach auction; a Mercedes falls short
    A prized 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, one of a handful of such cars by the German automaker left from prewar Nazi Germany, was sold Sunday for $11.77 million at an auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. However, vintage car history was made...
  • Myths of Iraq and Afghanistan

    Myths of Iraq and Afghanistan
    When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the other day the U.S. war in Afghanistan is "succeeding" and "has turned an important corner," I could have sworn I had heard that before. Where could it have been? Ah, now I remember. In 2003, Defense...
  • Obama: Bin Laden was 'mass murderer of Muslims'

    Obama: Bin Laden was 'mass murderer of Muslims'
    President Barack Obama just spoke to the American people about the U.S. operation that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.  Some key points from the president's brief speech:  • Obama praised the "tireless and heroic work" of the military. ...
  • Text of Obama's remarks on bin Laden

    President Barack Obama’s remarks in the White House East Room at 10:35 p.m. Chicago time Sunday: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin...
  • Transcript: Obama's remarks on bin Laden's death

    Transcript: Obama's remarks on bin Laden's death
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 1, 2011 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN East Room 11:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight,...
  • Obama monitored Bin Laden operation from White House Situation Room on Sunday

    Obama monitored Bin Laden operation from White House Situation Room on Sunday
    President Obama monitored the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden from the White House Situation Room on Sunday, a senior administration official said. National security advisor Tom Donilon, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,...
  • A boost for Obama, a bust for Pakistan

    A boost for Obama, a bust for Pakistan
    Only in America would a president respond to the public celebrating over the killing of Osama bin Laden with the sports cliche he used: "We don't need to spike the football." But millions of Americans who have their eyes glued on gridirons across the...