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Another mess in the nation’s capital

Just in case you are returning from a long Thanksgiving vacation on Mars, let me catch you up on what may be one of the worst municipal corruption scandals in…

Iran ended nuke program years ago

Iran halted its secret effort to develop a nuclear weapon four years ago and doesn't appear to have restarted the project, a comprehensive new U.S. intelligence report said Monday. Iran's decision…

Don Imus back on the air

Don Imus returned to the airwaves Monday — eight months after his firing for racist and sexist remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team — by introducing a new, diverse…

U.S. used Jordan to grill detainees

The US Central Intelligence Agency has reportedly used its ties with its Jordanian counterparts to detain and interrogate at least 12 terrorism suspects in Jordan. Citing unnamed documents, former prisoners and…

Speaking out for gay rights

Military opponents of the US "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy banning openly gay soldiers from serving in the military spoke out this week in Washington, in the latest criticism of…

A troubled man in troubled times

Leeland Eisenberg was already in trouble before he walked into one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign offices. Three days earlier, his wife had filed for divorce; he was due…

So much for the war on terror

Local intelligence-sharing centers set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks have had their anti-terrorism mission diluted by a focus on run-of-the-mill street crime and hazards such as hurricanes, a…

The old man’s last gasp

Fidel Castro was calling by cell phone during Hugo Chavez's final remarks at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, after King Juan Carlos of Spain had told Chavez, Venezuela's president,…

Witnesses describe Blackwater horrors

A federal grand jury investigating Blackwater Worldwide heard witnesses Tuesday as a private lawsuit accused the government contractor's bodyguards of ignoring orders and abandoning their posts shortly before taking part…

Just say we won and leave Iraq

The Democratic presidential pack is desperate. Five senators, a governor and a representative are seeking one surefire way to capture hearts, minds and votes whenever they are asked what should…