Politics

  1. Boston Marathon bombing survivor waves fake leg at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev supporters outside courthouse
    Michael Walsh

    Boston Marathon bombing survivor waves fake leg at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev supporters outside courthouse

  2. Hello, Columbus
    Matt Bai

    Hello, Columbus

  3. The Cuban spy at the center of the Obama-Castro deal
    Michael Isikoff

    The Cuban spy at the center of the Obama-Castro deal

  4. Clinton early 2016 front-runner — but 'barely': NBC News/WSJ poll
    Dylan Stableford

    Clinton early 2016 front-runner — but 'barely': NBC News/WSJ poll

  5. Democrats go searching for a message ahead of 2016
    Jon Ward

    Democrats go searching for a message ahead of 2016

  6. Vastly changed electoral system presents risks and opportunities for Jeb Bush
    Jon Ward

    Vastly changed electoral system presents risks and opportunities for Jeb Bush

  7. Majority of Americans say CIA tactics detailed in Senate's 'torture' report were justified
    Dylan Stableford

    Majority of Americans say CIA tactics detailed in Senate's 'torture' report were justified

  8. Why Sen. Mike Lee needs to stay in Sen. Ted Cruz’s shadow
    Meredith Shiner

    Why Sen. Mike Lee needs to stay in Sen. Ted Cruz’s shadow

  9. Terrorist massacre of children ‘blowback’ from U.S.-backed Pakistani offensive against Taliban, officials say
    Michael Isikoff

    Terrorist massacre of children ‘blowback’ from U.S.-backed Pakistani offensive against Taliban, officials say

  10. After Alan Gross release, Obama seeks to resume full diplomatic ties with Cuba
    Olivier Knox

    After Alan Gross release, Obama seeks to resume full diplomatic ties with Cuba

  • Washington is limited in its response to North Korea over Sony hack

    By Anna Yukhananov and James Pearson WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. determination that North Korea was behind the hacking of Sony Corp. unit Sony Pictures again exposes the limited leverage that Washington has on one of the world’s most isolated and impoverished countries should it decide to…

    Reuters
  • Hagel could be briefed Friday on Bergdahl investigation: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to be briefed as early as Friday on an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the capture of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby said…

    Reuters56 mins ago
  • U.S. House Speaker sets January 20th for Obama speech to Congress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has been invited to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET (0200 GMT Jan. 21). House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, in a letter delivered on Friday to Obama, set the date for the address before a…

    Reuters
  • With Cuba decision, Obama hands Hillary Clinton a gift

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat no longer having to face an electorate, relaxed U.S. policy…

    Reuters
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor waves fake leg at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev supporters outside courthouse

    Marc Fucarile showed his prosthetic limb to conspiracy theorists who think Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be innocent.

    Yahoo News
  • Secret Service report: White House needs a taller fence and more, better-trained agents

    After a prostitution scandal and consternation over how a fence-jumper at the White House got deep into the presidential mansion before he was stopped, the Secret Service needs to make sweeping changes like building a taller fence, hiring many more agents and stepping up their training, an…

    Yahoo News
  • Hello, Columbus

    The site a party chooses for its convention can say something about the kind of country it wants to build. And when Democrats select where they expect to host Hillary Clinton’s coronation in 2016, they should go to Columbus, Ohio, to show what American cities might yet become. In terms of jobs,…

    Yahoo News
  • U.S. Cuba Timeline

    President Obama announced that the United States will start to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba as American Alan Gross is returned to the US after five years as a Cuban prisoner.

    Yahoo News
  • The Cuban spy at the center of the Obama-Castro deal

    On Wednesday, the ringleader of La Red Avispa — a group of Cuban undercover agents who sneaked into South Florida in the 1990s and were arrested by the FBI for spying for Fidel Castro’s government — and two of his associates were released from U.S. prisons and returned home as national heroes. The…

    Yahoo News
  • Wikileaks Releases CIA Report on High Value Targeting

    Wikileaks has released a CIA document from 2009 analyzing the positive and negative effects of strikes against high value targets.The U.S. military has used high value targeting of insurgent leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the CIA also uses drone strikes to target high value al Qaeda targets…

    ABC News
  • Here's What Happened the Last Time a US President Visited Cuba

    When President Obama told ABC News on Wednesday that he has not ruled out visiting Cuba in the future, it opened the doors for the first presidential visit to the island nation since 1928.The last and only American president to visit Cuba while in office was Calvin Coolidge, who traveled there in…

    ABC News
  • FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in that could lead to a U.S.…

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution.

    Associated Press44 mins ago
  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot…

    Associated Press
  • FBI formally accuses North Korea of hacking of Sony Pictures, says it is 'deeply concerned'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI formally accuses North Korea of hacking of Sony Pictures, says it is 'deeply concerned'

    Associated Press
  • American Future Fund: No election, little cash

    American Future Fund's income plummeted in 2013 — a non-election year — after massive haul in 2012.

    Center for Public Integrity53 mins ago
  • Tennessee GOP leader drafts bill to ensure accused truants get attorneys

    A Tennessee state legislator is concerned that accused truants can be prosecuted without having counsel to aid them in court

    Center for Public Integrity
  • FEC gets modest budget boost

    The election watchdog's 2015 funding level reverses years of cuts.

    Center for Public Integrity