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Raymond J. Learsy: Air Cargo Terror and the Accession of Rep. Peter King To Chair House Committee on Homeland Security

The attempt to destroy airplanes in mid air and, as we recently learned, timed to detonate while in flight over the Eastern United States brings home once again the serious…

Obama on the road and still on a losing streak

Obama on the road and still on a losing streak

President Barack Obama claimed a stronger hand on the world stage Friday despite electoral defeats at home, failure to get a free-trade agreement with South Korea and lackluster international support…

Poll: Palin ‘most polarizing’ of GOP wannabes

Poll: Palin ‘most polarizing’ of GOP wannabes

Sarah Palin is the most polarizing of the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates, while impressions of Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney lean more positive, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.…

Carla Seaquist: Define "Change"—Or It’s Perpetual Pendulum for America

Feeling whiplashed by the midterm elections? No wonder: We’ve literally been through the ringer—360 degrees of change in two very short years. In 2008 Democrats voted, by wide margin, for…

Steve Clemons: Note to Hillary Clinton: Time to Do Israel/Palestine the DoD Way

Hillary Clinton just met with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and here is the pro forma “read out” of the meeting which the State Department distributed: Prime Minister Netanyahu and…

Ari Melber: In Blue Dog Battle, Progressives Are (Half) Right

So Democrats are still debating what happened in last week’s “shellacking.” Two camps have emerged. Some Democrats think voters punished them for deploying too much government, too quickly, in too…

Steve Clemons: George W, Michael Moore & Osama bin Laden?

The publicists of George W. Bush‘s memoir, Decision Points, have not put me on their distro list so I don’t yet have the book. I may wait until it gets…

Report: White House Planning New Internet Privacy Protections, Watchdog Agency

The Obama Administration is preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort, according to…

Steve Clemons: On Gay Bullying and DADT: Cindy McCain vs. John McCain

April 1, 2008 — Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America Over the years, this blogger has expressed admiration for some of the principled issues that John McCain stood by…

Alexi Giannoulias Mulling Mayoral Run?

Just when it looked like the names of every possible mayoral candidate had been tossed about and largely discarded, now comes scuttlebutt linking Alexi Giannoulias to the fight to succeed…