| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:38 PM
It’s no secret that Senate Republicans, led by John McCain, took aim at Susan Rice. The only question is, why?
It wasn’t primarily her views on foreign policy; Rice and McCain actually aren’t that far apart on many issues. (They...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday hailed President Obama’s decision to nominate Sen. John Kerry -- the longtime Massachusetts senator -- to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.
Kerry, 69, has chaired the Senate Foreign...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:21 AM
HONG KONG -- Eight months ago, the international community stifled a snigger when North Korea's hyped rocket launch ended with a fizzle.
At the time, Pyongyang surprised just about everyone by actually admitting its failure, a departure from previous...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 2:30 AM
Who exactly were the rich who, as the president said, were not "paying their fair share"? The rapper Jay-Z (net worth: nearly $500 million)? The actor Johnny Depp (2011 income: $50 million)? Neither seems to have heard the president's earlier warning...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who drew heavy criticism from Republicans over her statements after the September attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission, withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of state on Thursday.
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Good morning and welcome to an extra robust Friday online trends report. So did you see that awesome Meteor Shower? No, I didn't either, but thanks to Internet our ignorance and laziness will not be punished because the photos are plentiful and popular....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:36 PM
WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel, who won two Purple Hearts in the Vietnam War, survived the turbulent battle over his nomination to lead the Pentagon, where he will confront two new challenges: potentially dramatic budget cuts and tensions with...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Lindsey Graham is turning himself into the mad dog of Capitol Hill.
First, the Republican senator from South Carolina opposed Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary because of Hagel's foreign policy views. Then he argued that...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Maybe, in a rare exception, being on the cover of Time won't be a jinx.
Just before giving his party's official response to the State of the Union address — equal to the cover of Time as a jinxed opportunity — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- We may never know exactly what happened in Benghazi the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but it's becoming increasingly clear that our response was short of optimum.
Even today, there are far more...