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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.…

Suit Over Targeted Killings Is Thrown Out

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit that sought to block the United States from trying to kill Anwar al-Awlaki. 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…

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…

The Caucus: And Over in the Senate, an Impeachment Trial for a Judge

On Tuesday, senators began pondering the fate of Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of Louisiana, in what is only the 12th impeachment trial of a judge in Senate history. Read…

Tax deal and spending plan face a hectic finish for Congress

With a massive bipartisan tax-cut package edging closer to final agreement, Congress now will attempt to pass two major items before the end of the year: a $1.1 trillion bill…

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…

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…

New Mexico Governor Richardson will travel to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will travel to North Korea next week to meet with government officials, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. Read more…

Upton proved conservative enough

From campaign to chairmanship, he plays it cool. Read more……