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Cheating scandal increases strain on U.S. nuke force

Cheating scandal increases strain on U.S. nuke force

The Air Force’s nuclear missile corps faces new strains after dozens more officers were implicated in an investigation of cheating on missile-launch proficiency tests. The number implicated in the probe…

Obama really wants to limit spying on NSA spying

Obama really wants to limit spying on NSA spying

As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom…

NSA uses smartphone apps to spy on all us

NSA uses smartphone apps to spy on all us

Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in the apps installed on smartphones across the globe. The documents, published by The…

Rand Paul resurrects Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky affair

Rand Paul resurrects Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky affair

Sen. Rand Paul is defending his fellow Republicans against criticism that the party is out-of-touch on women’s issues by reminding voters that the Democrats’ last president had an affair with…

Can Obama generate second-term momentum?

Can Obama generate second-term momentum?

Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a…

GOP gay political operative says farewell to party

GOP gay political operative says farewell to party

Veteran GOP operative Jimmy LaSalvia is a rarity in the normally homophobic Republican party –an openly-gay activist who tried to bring the party of the elephant into more-mainstream thinking. But…

Mike Huckabee on women: Open mouth, insert foot

Mike Huckabee on women: Open mouth, insert foot

At a time when the Republican Party is claiming to “soften” its image with women voters and market itself as a “better choice” to the gender, right-wing firebrand Mike Huckabee…

Panel to Obama: Shut down NSA phone spying

Panel to Obama: Shut down NSA phone spying

  A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency’s surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency’s bulk collection…

Politically, a State of Disunion

Politically, a State of Disunion

Here’s a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He’ll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely…

Scandal brings down Christie’s approval ratings

Scandal brings down Christie’s approval ratings

Support for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, which soared over his handling of Superstorm Sandy, has fallen almost 20 points since his landslide re-election in November as he faces probes…