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  • Katie Couric's First Interview as Yahoo News Anchor Goes Live (VIDEO)

    Katie Couric, in her debut as Yahoo's global anchor, took an inside-the-Beltway track with a sit-down interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Gates is promoting his new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," a tome about his tours...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    Hardcover Fiction 1. THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking, $27.95). The story of a wealthy Southern girl, her slave and their struggle against slavery, based on real-life abolitionists. Last week: 1 2. THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt (Little,...
  • Our insufferable ally in Kabul [Editorial]

    Our insufferable ally in Kabul  [Editorial]
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...
  • Robert Gates rages against the political machine in his memoir, 'Duty'

    During 4½ years  as secretary of Defense under presidents George W. Bush and Obama, Robert M. Gates was widely lauded as a shrewd national security mandarin who had seen it all, done it all and most important, could stay above it all in the partisan...
  • Why are governments not looking after themselves?

    What more than a decade ago was believed by Americans to be the omnipotence of the United States in the Middle East and Central Asia (the "Greater Middle East" as the Bush administration called it) is today being replaced by a fear that the United...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'American Idol' on Fox

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'American Idol' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES American Idol Hopefuls in Austin and...
  • Is Obama a tyrant or a weakling?

    I'm not ashamed to admit it: I love politics. I've been at it for decades. It's important. It's fun. I've made a good living out of it, as campaign manager, candidate and commentator. But there are times when partisan politics has no place. And this is...
  • Russian takeover of Crimea 'is not a done deal,' U.S. official says

    WASHINGTON -- The United States would not recognize a referendum by Crimea to leave Ukraine, and a shift of that region to Russia “is not a done deal,” a top Obama administration official said Sunday. “If there is a referendum and it...
  • Dick Cheney-My Nixon

    Dick Cheney-My Nixon
    I was driving through Pennsylvania this weekend and happened to catch former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Fox News Radio with that conservative tool, Chris Wallace, a son who brings shame to his father’s good name. Wallace tried every...
  • Hagel refuses to reopen Medal of Honor bid for Sgt. Rafael Peralta

    Hagel refuses to reopen Medal of Honor bid for Sgt. Rafael Peralta
    SAN DIEGO -- The secretary of defense announced Friday that he would not reconsider the Medal of Honor nomination of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq. Secretary Chuck Hagel agreed with his two predecessors that the nomination of Sgt....
  • Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death

    Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death
    For nearly a decade the debate continued over whether Sgt. Rafael Peralta deserved the Medal of Honor for combat bravery. Conflicting physical and medical evidence were at the center of the dispute involving the Marine from San Diego, who was killed...