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Congress Sets a New Record for Being Hated

July 24, 2013 A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls finds that in addition to setting new milestones for futility, Congress is also more hated than it's ever been. A full 83 percent of respondents say they disapprove of the job Congress is doing, the highest number for that question since the poll ...

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Ex-CIA Agent Convicted of Kidnapping Terror Suspects Is Arrested in Panama

July 18, 2013 The highest-ranking American official to be tried and convicted for abducting terror suspects overseas has been arrested in Panama, opening the possibility that he could be sent to prison for an "extraordinary rendition." In 2009, an Italian court convicted Robert Lady, the former CIA station chief in Milan, and 22 ...

Mastermind of 9/11 Attacks Designed a Vacuum Cleaner From His CIA Prison

July 11, 2013 The man long-considered the most responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been in prison a long time—so long that he appears to have had time to reinvent common household appliances. A new report from the Associated Press claims that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was captured by the CIA ...

The Afghanistan Negotiations Are Not Going Well

July 10, 2013 Just when it seemed like all the sides were ready to come together to finally end the Afghanistan war, suddenly no one is talking to anyone and peace could not seem farther away. Less than a month after opening a diplomatic office to further the cause of a settlement, the ...

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The Afghanistan Negotiations Are Not Going Well

July 9, 2013 Just when it seemed like all the sides were ready to come together to finally end the Afghanistan war, suddenly no one is talking to anyone and peace could not seem farther away. Less than a month after opening a diplomatic office to further the cause of a settlement, the ...

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A New Reconstruction of the Deadly Night in Benghazi

July 8, 2013 A new book purports to tell the "untold story of the attack in Benghazi," but based on the excerpt published in the new Vanity Fair, the newer, more intimate details won't necessarily answer the larger questions about the attack. The excerpt from the upcoming book "Under Fire," focuses on the ...

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Bush Joins Obama in Remembering the African Embassy Bombings

July 2, 2013 The two American presidents whose administrations have been defined by the war on terror met in Africa Tuesday to honor some of that war's earliest victims. Barack Obama wrapped up his tour of the continent with a stop in Tanzania on Tuesday, where he was met by George W. Bush, ...

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Do-Nothing Congress Somehow Manages to Do Even Less

July 1, 2013 The 112th Congress (2011-2013, R.I.P.) was relentlessly mocked for its amazing ability to not get things done, but the new edition is on pace to set an even greater standard for futility. The 112th, which ended its last session on January 3, passed 220 laws, the fewest of any Congress ...

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Senate Votes to Double Border Security Agents

June 25, 2013 Late last night, a group of Republicans Senators teamed up with Democrats to pass an important amendment to the immigration reform bill, but that still might not be enough to save the larger package of laws. The "border surge," which passed by a 67-27 vote will double the number of ...

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Are Afghan Troops Really 'Getting Good Enough' to Take Over for NATO?

June 18, 2013 Afghanistan's military formally took over responsibility for its own security on Tuesday, accepting the handoff from NATO forces, whether security forces there are ready or not. At a brief ceremony in Kabul this morning, Western forces handed the lead responsibility for all security operations to the Afghanistan's national forces, the ...