Tea party goes after Olympia Snowe

Tea party goes after Olympia Snowe

Maine’s Olympia Snowe has long thrived as one of the Senate’s leading GOP moderates, but she has recently sided with tea partyers on high-profile votes involving Libya, the budget and the environment as she braces for a primary challenge from the right. Such votes could help Snowe fend off tea party foes who mock her […]

Al-Qaida vows revenge for bin Laden’s death

Al-Qaida vows revenge for bin Laden’s death

Al-Qaida vowed to keep fighting the United States and avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, which it acknowledged for the first time Friday in an Internet statement apparently designed to convince followers that it will remain vigorous and intact even after its founder’s demise. Al-Qaida’s plots are usually large-scale and involve planning over months […]

GOP Presidential wannabes want to see bin Laden photos

GOP Presidential wannabes want to see bin Laden photos

Several Republican presidential hopefuls want President Barack Obama to release photos that prove U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden during a covert raid in Pakistan, criticizing the Democrat’s decision-making just days after many praised him for getting the world’s most-wanted terrorist. Texas Rep. Ron Paul said Thursday that he sides with transparency when there is […]

Bin Laden wife lived in compound for six years

Bin Laden wife lived in compound for six years

One of three wives living with Osama bin Laden has told Pakistani interrogators she had been staying in the al-Qaida chief’s hideout for six years without leaving its upper floors, a Pakistani intelligence official said Friday. The woman, identified as Yemini-born Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah, and the other two wives of bin Laden are being interrogated […]

No foreign policy experience among GOP Presidential field

No foreign policy experience among GOP Presidential field

The daring nighttime raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan draws a sharp contrast between President Barack Obama and a field of potential Republican challengers who have comparatively scant foreign policy experience. That field includes at least six current or former governors, and three current or former House members. The Senate, an incubator for […]

Is The Donald too controversial for the Indy 500?

Is The Donald too controversial for the Indy 500?

There’s a Dump The Donald movement afoot at the Indy 500. Race organizers selected real estate mogul Donald Trump as this year’s celebrity pace car driver a month ago. Since then, the potential Republican presidential candidate has created a stir by questioning whether President Obama was born outside the United States and whether he was […]

Obama bars public release of bin Laden corpse photos

Obama bars public release of bin Laden corpse photos

President Barack Obama ordered grisly photographs of Osama bin Laden in death sealed from public view on Wednesday, declaring, “We don’t need to spike the football” in triumph after this week’s daring middle-of-the-night raid. The terrorist leader was killed by American commandos who burst into his room and feared he was reaching for a nearby […]