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Review planned for terror alert system

The multicolored terror alert system that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks could be getting an overhaul — or could be eliminated entirely.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet…

Leading Democrats want Bush era abuses probed

Angry Democrats no longer accept President Barack Obama's reluctance to pursue the illegality of former President Bush's torture, spying and anti-terrorism excesses and will push hard for full investigations into…

Cheney ordered CIA to lie to Congress

Former Vice President Dick Cheney directed the CIA eight years ago not to inform Congress about a nascent counterterrorism program that CIA Director Leon…

Holder may investigate prisoner torture

Contrary to White House wishes, Attorney General Eric Holder may push forward with a criminal investigation into the Bush administration's harsh interrogation practices used on suspected terrorists.

Holder is…

VA hospitals routinely overdose vets

Two years after an Iraq war veteran overdosed on medication at a Veterans Affairs facility, the problems blamed in his death have not been corrected at many of the VA's…

Women’s groups silent on Sotomayor

Women's groups, euphoric when President Barack Obama chose Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, have been remarkably quiet in the weeks since on the judge who would be the court's…

Bush’s spy program: Illegal & widespread

Not enough relevant officials were aware of the size and depth of an unprecedented surveillance program started under President George W. Bush, let alone…

Leaner GM emerges from bankruptcy

The new General Motors arose on Friday as lawyers finished an all-night paperwork session transferring the bulk of the automaker's assets to a company controlled by the U.S. government.

Fairness wins…for a change

Chalk one up for fairness.

That's the upshot of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision for New Haven firemen who found themselves deprived of rightful promotions simply because they were…

A new version of David vs. Goliath

Vice President Joe Biden has said the administration did not realize how bad the economy was when it urged passage of a stimulus bill that's failed in its mission. But…