| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. who has been a lightning rod for Republican criticism over faulty explanations...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Two years ago as he was about to take over a ratings-battered and beleaguered newscast from Katie Couric, Scott Pelley told me he thought great journalism in the traditional sense of that term could still be good business despite the epic change rocking...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, veteran intelligence analyst Robert Cardillo was given the nickname "Debbie Downer." With each new tidbit of information that tracked bin Laden to a high-walled compound...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:24 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — With a growing sexual assault epidemic staining the military, President Barack Obama urged U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday to remember their honor depends on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has "no...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Zero Dark Thirty
Everyone knows how "Zero Dark Thirty" ends: with the killing of Osama bin Laden in his Pakistani compound by SEAL Team Six.
But it’s how it begins — with the hauntingly effective use of the voices of the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:11 PM
Does torture work?
It is a Bush-era debate that has found Obama-era relevance because of a new movie, "Zero Dark Thirty," in which torture seems to work quite well.
The film, an Oscar nominee for best picture, is being sold as a fact-based...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:22 PM
It should come as no surprise that every character in a movie with a title like this is either rotten to the core, or a liar, or a schemer, or the bearer of seriously damaging secrets. What is surprising is that these...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
In Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he ran to the left of Hillary Clinton as a moral reformer. Obama promised to transcend the old politics and bring a new era of hope-and-change transparency to Washington. Five years later, those vows are in...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been elected to the House (or at least that's where we hear he's going). Welcome to your trends report for Monday, May 8, 2013.
Sanford will head to Capitol Hill after facing off against Elizabeth...