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  • Obama makes America weak [Letter]

    Obama makes America weak [Letter]
    I don't understand why liberals and progressives think that President Obama is so wonderful. His State of the Union Address was empty of serious proposals, disappointing and unresponsive to the real problems Americans face and disturbing in its tendencies...
  • McManus: Who reviews the U.S. 'kill list'?

    McManus: Who reviews the U.S. 'kill list'?
    When it comes to national security, Michael V. Haydenis no shrinking violet. As CIA director, he ran the Bush administration's program of warrantless wiretaps against suspected terrorists. But the retired air force general admits to being a little...
  • McManus: A team of rivals on Syria

    McManus: A team of rivals on Syria
    Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....
  • McManus: Confronting Iran -- again

    McManus: Confronting Iran -- again
    Here's a prediction I don't think I'll have to apologize for at the end of the year: Some time in the coming months, probably this spring, there will be another crisis over Iran's nuclear program. It's become an annual event on the diplomatic calendar:...
  • Goldberg: Benghazi -- no mere 'October surprise'

    If you want to understand why conservatives have lost faith in the so-called mainstream media, you need to ponder the question: Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy? Unlike some of my colleagues on the right, I don't think there's a conspiracy at work....
  • 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...
  • Hagel seen as Obama's pick for Defense

    Hagel seen as Obama's pick for Defense
    President Obama is expected to nominate Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator and Vietnam veteran, to be Defense secretary, officials said, setting up a confirmation battle with lawmakers and interest groups critical of Hagel's views on Israel and...
  • 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,...