Journalist and author Bob Woodward's new book "The War Within'' provides informative insights concerning the United States military occupation of Iraq, not least because of his remarkable access to very senior officials of the Bush administration. Earlier books include "State of Denial,'' "Plan of Attack'' and "Bush at War."Read More
The National Rifle Association has designated as "must" legislation a bill that, according to law enforcement officials, would not only eliminate most of the District of Columbia's firearm control efforts but also permit the carrying of semi automatic rifles and handguns on the streets of the nation's capitol.
As the nation pauses to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the spotlight from a presidential campaign and a new memorial at the Pentagon are joining the familiar rituals of remembrance on this solemn day.Read More
On Sept. 30, the federal government will end its fiscal year with a deficit -- the excess of spending over revenues -- of a near-record $407 billion. The all time record was $413 billion in 2004.Read More
Rick Perlstein's new book "Nixonland" does a masterful job of describing the extent to which shamelessness gives a skillful politician a major advantage over ordinary humans.Read More
I'm attending the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism in this Tel Aviv suburb and I'm having a coffee and reading the International Herald Tribune. And there on page 2 is a feature, dateline Cairo, reporting that seven years after the attacks of Sept.
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like it. It is where the heart is.
It is home. Today, homes -- our homes and those of our presidential candidates -- are all over the news. The stories range from heart-wrenching crisis to comic ridicule. The coverage about our homes and theirs reveals much about the concerns of our government, our news media and us.Read More
Whether it was the constant on-air feuding between the anchors or the Republican Party's protests that it was getting a raw deal, MSNBC moved closer to the journalistic center over the weekend with news that Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann would no longer be anchoring Election Night programming.Read More
MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory, and will use the two newsmen as commentators.Read More
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are, at least for the time being, curious entities called Government Sponsored Enterprises, federally chartered mortgage giants run as private for-profit businesses. And for a long time its executives and shareholders did very well out of them.Read More