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Some Ex-Detainees Still Tied to Terror

About one in four former Guantánamo Bay detainees who have been transferred out of the military prison are confirmed or suspected of having engaged in terrorist activities after their release. Read more…

Rice, on ‘The View,’ defends Obama on WikiLeaks

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice looked somewhat befuddled Monday as she co-hosted the daytime television talk show “The View.” She nodded and smiled as the regular yakkers debated the propriety of comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler’s recent stand-up performance, in which she l… Read more…

Elizabeth Edwards dies; lived her pain on a public stage

Elizabeth A. Edwards, who captured the nation’s sympathy and admiration for her forthright grace in coping with her struggle with breast cancer and the infidelity of her husband, presidential candidate John Edwards, died Dec. 7 at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., after a six-year battle with cancer. Read more…

Impeachment of Louisiana judge goes before Senate

The attorney for an impeached federal judge on trial before the Senate argued Tuesday that Congress is pursuing unconstitutional charges against his client and would be breaking with two centuries of precedent by removing him from office. Read more…

Obama calls on liberal critics to learn to compromise

Before President Obama’s Tuesday news conference, it was clear that his willingness to compromise with Republicans on extending George W. Bush-era tax cuts had left many liberal Democrats angry and dismayed. By the time the president stepped away from the White House podium 32 minutes later, it w… Read more…