Supremes will weigh in on gun rights

The Supreme Court will Tuesday begin weighing an individual’s right to bear arms against a community’s right to restrict gun ownership for public safety, an emotional issue that has long divided Americans.

The conservative-leaning court’s first decision on gun ownership in almost 70 years is expected to have a far reaching impact on US gun control laws, experts say.

FBI terror watch list filled with errors

The FBI gave outdated, incomplete and inaccurate information about terror suspects to be added to the government’s watchlist for nearly three years despite steps taken to prevent errors, a Justice Department audit concludes.

Responding, an FBI spokesman said gaps identified in the system should be fixed within six months.

A victory for Petraeus

The sudden exit of Adm. William Fallon from his post as the top U.S. military chief in the Middle East and Central Asia constituted a major victory in Pentagon politics for Army Gen. David Petraeus, who had bucked Fallon’s desire to begin a steady withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

N.Y. Gov, wife screwed around

New York Gov. David Paterson, sworn in Monday to take over the job when former Gov. Eliot Spitzer got caught messing with a prostitute, admitted that both he and his wife had extra-marital affairs during a “rough patch” in their marriage in recent years.

McCain fears stepped up attacks in Iraq

Republican John McCain said he worries that terrorists might try to influence the November general election with increased attacks in Iraq.

“Yes, I worry about it,” he said Friday, responding to a question at a town hall-style forum. “And I know they pay attention, because of the intercepts we have of their communications.”

Pentagon finds no Saddam-Al-Qaeda link

A detailed Pentagon study confirms there was no direct link between late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and the Al-Qaeda network, debunking a claim President George W. Bush’s administration used to justify invading Iraq.

Irag five years later: Success or failure?

Five years ago this month, the United States led an invasion of Iraq. Coalition troops toppled the tyrannical regime of Saddam Hussein, who was said by American officials to be developing weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found.

Teenage sex fantasies and sad facts

When I was 14, this was my “sexual” fantasy:

I would go to a concert featuring Paul McCartney. He would spy me from the stage, think I was cute and ask to meet me after the concert. We would talk, hold hands, maybe even snuggle a bit.

That was my fantasy. All of it.

The issue of security: Which side is right?

Al Qaeda and other militant Islamist groups live in a shadow world where they plot to kill you and me. If we expect our intelligence professionals to prevent them from succeeding, we must give them the tools required to get the job done.

Did the Feds target Spitzer?

As Richard Nixon used to say, let me make something perfectly clear: Eliot Spitzer is a world-class hypocrite and fool, who more or less asked for the political and personal catastrophe that has befallen him.

That being said, the real Spitzer scandal has little to do with his apparent habit of paying young women for sex. Here’s what really needs to be investigated:

Spitzer’s fall was triggered not by his visits to prostitutes, but by banks reporting “suspicious” transactions of his to the IRS.