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  • Guantanamo war court overseer quits

    MIAMI A retired Marine general whose attempt to move military judges to Guantanamo slowed rather than quickened the Pentagon's war crimes tribunals is resigning his job as overseer of the war court, a military spokesman said Wednesday. Retired Marine...
  • Official who sought to move judges to Guantanamo quits post

    The Pentagon official in charge of war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay has resigned after coming under fire for trying to force military judges to relocate to the U.S. Navy base in Cuba. A Pentagon statement Wednesday announced the resignation of...
  • Administration sets record for withholding government files

    The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. The government took...
  • House, Senate GOP budgets have differences and similarities

    Republicans controlling the House and Senate have unveiled competing budget plans. The nonbinding blueprints call for steep cuts to social programs like Medicaid and health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act as the chief means of balancing the...
  • Guantanamo parole board clears another 'forever prisoner'

    MIAMI A federal parole board has cleared another Guantanamo "forever prisoner" a 36-year-old Yemeni former foot soldier for release from the detention center in southeast Cuba. When Saeed Sarem Jarabh got to Guantanamo in February 2002 he was profiled as...
  • Congressional Budget Office report looks at fallout of smaller shipbuilding budgets

    Congressional Budget Office report looks at fallout of smaller shipbuilding budgets
    A new report examines how the Navy, 30 years into the future, could maintain its global presence with a smaller fleet, and the options are sobering for Hampton Roads. Sailors could spend more time at sea. The Navy might move more ships overseas....
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • Rachel Marsden: Lost art of listening is essential to geopolitics

    PARIS -- American radio host Howard Stern conducted a lengthy interview with Madonna last week. Although the world-famous singer might not share my conservative political views, I found myself hard-pressed to think of another woman whose story I connected...
  • GOP offers $3.8T budget that boosts defense, cuts elsewhere

    House Republicans launched a boldly conservative 10-year budget plan on Tuesday that would favor the Pentagon, partially privatize Medicare and rely on deep cuts in other social programs to help wipe out deficits at the end of a decade. A little more...
  • Lawmakers: Aircraft carrier Ford bound for Norfolk, boosting economy in wake

    Lawmakers: Aircraft carrier Ford bound for Norfolk, boosting economy in wake
    The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier will begin its service to the nation at Naval Station Norfolk, providing an economic boost to the region, several congressmen announced Thursday. The first-in-class Gerald R. Ford, built at Newport News...
  • With Selma in the spotlight, its blight is impossible to miss

    SELMA, Ala. Swelling with pride at its place in history, this city is in a frenzy as it prepares to host a pair of presidents and tens of thousands more to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement's bloody climax. But under the...