| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alertCongress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, a government watchdog agency said on Thursday.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Until recently, conventional wisdom among political consultants was that Silicon Valley was a hotbed of left libertarianism -- individualistic entrepreneurs who wish to be left alone by the government, free from taxes -- or at least high ones -- and...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:55 PM
When overworked Silicon Valley innovators retreated to the Nevada desert a week ago for the annual Burning Man festival, some met an unexpected reveler.
There, among the drug-infused performance art, stood a buttoned-down policy wonk from Washington...
| May 26, 2013
President Obama's speech last week on the future course of America's 11-year-old war against Al Qaeda was long overdue.
Never before has he offered the public such a detailed explanation of his anti-terrorism strategy. In part, that's surely because...
| Jun 12, 2013
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes "the more families will be hurt."
Republicans said it...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The revelation that the federal government has spied on millions of supposedly private phone and Internet communications makes President Barack Obama's headache over the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions seem like a passing...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The government knows who you're calling.
Every day. Every call.
Here's what you need to know about the secret program and how it works:
Q. What happened and why is it a big deal?
A. The Guardian newspaper published a highly classified...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 10:23 AM
WASHINGTON—Several key Republican senators strongly indicated Sunday that they will not vote to give President Obama authorization for a missile attack on Syria unless the White House first lays out “a strategy and a plan” to stop the...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON –- President Obama faces a two-front battle to win the support of Congress for his plan to strike the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, needing to convince both the skeptical representatives of a war-weary public and more...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 12:10 PM
A favorite Republican claim about Barack Obama -- about any Democraticpresident -- is that he lacks strength. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia took up the theme yesterday, detecting in his Syria policy "weakness on the part of the president." Former UN...