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  • Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy

     Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy
    It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
  • The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat

    The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat
    After nearly a decade of being derided as dangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week’s U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria. The Pentagon said it used...
  • Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are already out

    Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are already out
     Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was first to land a punch. Then former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in with a memoir that distanced herself from her president's foreign policy. And Tuesday, former CIA chief and Defense...
  • U.S. power in an unraveling world

    U.S. power in an unraveling world
    Everyone would have been better off if we had just left Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein alone. We would have saved the more than 4,000 American lives and $1 trillion wasted in the Iraq War. Saddam was such a force for stability that we wouldn't be worried...
  • Whatever happened to that 'tyrannical' president?

    Whatever happened to that 'tyrannical' president?
    WASHINGTON — In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop "tyranny" at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. "Our freedom is in peril," warned Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina, the man behind the...
  • Old Obama magic elusive

    Old Obama magic elusive
    As the final two weeks of the midterm congressional campaign unwind, President Barack Obama is searching for the political magic that put him in the Oval Office six years ago but that seems to have slipped away. A week ago, he was back in his hometown...
  • Obama still has 2 years to impress Americans

    As President Barack Obama heads into the final half of his final term, many of us Americans wonder whatever happened to the fresh promise of that cheerfully charismatic optimist who dominated the political stage back in 2008. Some of those who voted...
  • Old Obama magic proves elusive on campaign trail

    WASHINGTON -- As the final two weeks of the midterm congressional campaign unwind, President Obama is searching for the political magic that put him in the Oval Office six years ago but that seems to have slipped away. On Monday, he was back in his...
  • Is Panetta's hit on Obama a boon for Hillary?

    Is Panetta's hit on Obama a boon for Hillary?
    Did Leon Panetta really conspire with Bill and Hillary Clinton to undermine Barack Obama by writing a memoir that slams the president's leadership skills and foreign policy acumen? That's what political strategist Dick Morris claims. "I think Hillary...
  • Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies

    Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies
    As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
  • Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...