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  • Most intriguing person of 2012? Barack Obama, CNN viewers say

     
    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...
  • The Newsroom recap: “Election Night, Part 1″

     
    In “Election Night, Part 1,” the penultimate episode of Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, it is, indeed, election night 2012, the culmination of two largely wasted years of presidential campaigning, with Barack Obama soon to hand Mitt Romney his...
  • Condi presided over a catastrophe. So why is she lecturing Obama?

    Condi presided over a catastrophe. So why is she lecturing Obama?
    WASHINGTON — To watch Condoleezza Rice, the face of George W. Bush's foreign policy, stand before a convention of cheering Republicans and condemn Barack Obama for diminishing America's standing in the world — one can only gasp at the...
  • Workers with military skills have an edge

    Workers with military skills have an edge
    In talking about the pros and cons of joining the military these days, the conversation begins and ends in the same place. Pros: Training, discipline, experience. Cons: War. If you can accept the imposing prospect of being shipped off to the latter,...
  • Fallen home prices sting military families with PCS orders

    Fallen home prices sting military families with PCS orders
    In a few months, Jennifer Hernandez's husband, who's active duty Air Force, will get permanent change of station orders. Problem is, they're "underwater" on the York County house they bought in 2007, meaning they owe more than the home is worth,...
  • Why we can't win in Afghanistan

    Gen. David Petraeus will testify today before Congress on the war in Afghanistan, and he'll probably echo the cautious optimism recently voiced by Defense Secretary Robert Gates about how it is going. But it's hard to see how this war can end well from...
  • Sarbanes: In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt

    Sarbanes: In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt
    On March 25th, I returned with three other members of Congress from a six-day trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. I came away, as all do, tremendously impressed by the commitment of American soldiers and civilians to executing their mission. We were in...
  • Justice was done

    God bless former President George W. Bush for putting General David Petraeus in charge, and God bless President Obama for being smart enough to keep him. Even though after 10 years Osma bin Laden was old and dying from kidney damage, it is gratifying...
  • Which way in Afghanistan?

    Which way in Afghanistan?
    With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
  • Former CIA officer charged with leaking classified information

    A former CIA officer is facing decades in prison after being charged Monday with disclosing classified information to journalists, the latest in an unprecedented Obama administration crackdown against national security leaks. John Kiriakou, who made news...
  • Lawmakers praise Petraeus, downplay reported tension

    Lawmakers praise Petraeus, downplay reported tension
    The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee praised CIA Director David H. Petraeus at a public hearing Tuesday, and criticized a Los Angeles Times story that said the retired Army general was working to improve relations with some members of...