| May 4, 2013
| 8:28 AM
President Obama sounded genuinely outraged last week when he talked about the Kafkaesque situation at the Guantanamo prison camp, where the United States has been holding 166 men without trial for terms that are, at this point, officially endless.
| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:44 PM
President Barack Obama was Time's Person of the Year. And CNN viewers, in an online poll, have picked him the most intriguing person of the year, the cable channel revealed Monday morning. The runners-up, from No. 2 to 10, were schoolgirl/activist...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Signaling a desire to return to public life, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an apology Tuesday for the scandal that led to his resignation as director of the CIA and brought an illustrious career to an abrupt end.
Petraeus has kept a low...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The confirmation hearing Thursday of John Brennan to be CIA director reopened scrutiny of a wide range of controversies that have dogged the country for more than a decade, ranging from the Obama administration's embrace of targeted...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:12 AM
A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to oust dictator...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military.
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary 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. Panetta...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Andy Warhol famously said that "in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." With the dawn of Internet, Twitter and other social media, Warhol's future may be now.
The average Facebook subscriber averages more than 100 "friends." And Dan...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:37 AM
I’ve noticed that people tend to pay more attention if you can somehow work a sports theme into your message. It’s no accident that politicians lard their language with stomach-turning clichés like “home run,” “full-court...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:05 PM
So the government has been tracking every single Verizon phone call for seven years. That explains how Michelle Obama got her mitts on my secret bread pudding recipe.
Actually that’s not completely true. I don’t even have Verizon. I have...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- Jill Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., socialite who triggered the federal investigation that exposed CIA Director David H. Petraeus’ extramarital affair and forced his resignation, is suing the FBI and Pentagon for violating her privacy and...