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Obama Says NATO Leaders Back Him On Nuke Treaty

LISBON, Portugal — President Barack Obama said he got a clear message from NATO leaders Friday on the stalled nuclear treaty with Russia: It would strengthen alliances and increase European security. Obama is in Lisbon for a NATO summit while back home his administration is working overtime to rescue the START weapons deal, which hit […]

Kenneth Roth: Post Ghailani Verdict, Federal Trials Still Make Sense

Many critics have pounced on the recent verdict against Ahmed Ghailani as a blow to the Obama administration’s plans to prosecute the 9/11 defendants in civilian court. They have it wrong. The facts show that the administration is on the right track. Ghailani was the first former Guantanamo detainee to be tried in civilian court. […]

Fact-Checking The Nuclear-Arms Treaty Debate

WASHINGTON — In their showdown over an arms-control treaty with Russia, Democrats and Republicans are charging each other with undermining national security. Who’s right? The Obama administration is pushing for a vote this year on the treaty, known as New START; Republicans want a delay until a new Congress convenes in January. A closer look […]

ADVANCE EXCERPTS: Sarah Palin Hits Obama In New Book

In her newest book, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin sharply criticizes the record of President Barack Obama while defending her own, in the process offering an unapologetic vision of conservative politics that strongly suggests a forthcoming presidential run. “America by Heart,” which will be officially released on Tuesday (The Huffington Post obtained an advanced copy), […]

Margie Omero: Pew Research Takes On Marriage

Beyond questioning whether marriage is obsolete, Pew Research’s latest study sheds further light into why marital status can be an interesting political demographic cut. Pew finds marriage declining across demographic groups, with the most precipitous among less well-educated voters. In 1960, there was only a 4-point difference in marriage rates of college-educated Americans and those […]