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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…

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…

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…

Daniel Hernandez: Marijuana Rights Groups Prepared for Serious Highs and Lows

Medical marijuana is so over. Talk to the activists, doctors and lawyers, they’ll tell you as much. Look closely at how it’s being implemented in New Jersey and you’ll agree.…

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Beyond questioning whether marriage is obsolete, Pew Research’s latest study sheds further light into why marital status can be an interesting political demographic cut.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…

Wayne Pacelle: Bill to Ban Animal Crush Videos Passes Congress, On to President Obama

Today, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to legislation to ban the creation, sale and distribution of obscene animal crush videos, the culmination of an intensive effort that began…

FEC dismisses Ensign complaint

The Federal Election Commission rules Ensign’s parents made a gift, not a severance payment. Read the full story.…

MSNBC suspends Scarborough for donations to GOP candidates

MSNBC suspends Scarborough for donations to GOP candidates

MSNBC said Friday that “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough will be suspended for donating to four Republican candidates in local Florida races, two weeks after Keith Olbermann was suspended for…

Democrats Vow To Push Major Filibuster Reform

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the effort to reform the filibuster in the Senate are pushing forward despite the election outcome, working to gather support within the Democratic caucus while reaching…

Obama claims NATO supports missle defense system

Obama claims NATO supports missle defense system

President Barack Obama announced Friday that NATO has agreed to his plans for a new, expanded missile defense system for Europe that would cover all NATO member countries and the…