In a direct attack on one of President Obama’s political strengths, a group of former special operations and C.I.A. officers started a campaign on Tuesday night accusing Mr. Obama of recklessly leaking information about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and other security matters to gain political advantage.
The United States is increasing its dependence on oil from Saudi Arabia, raising its imports from the kingdom by more than 20 percent this year, even as fears of military conflict in the tinderbox Persian Gulf region grow.
A Moscow judge handed down stiff prison sentences of two years on Friday afternoon for three young women who staged a protest against Vladimir V. Putin in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior last February and whose jailing and trial on hooliganism charges have generated worldwide criticism of constraints on political speech in Russia.
Five months ago, Rep. Paul Ryan reached out to the Transportation Department, urging that it look favorably upon his home town’s request for $3.8 million, which would help build a new city transit center.
That was the same project that four years ago received $735,000 in federal funds through an earmark Ryan (R-Wis.) had secured.
The White House on Friday piled on to the Obama campaign’s call for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more of his tax records.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said voters think transparency is “important” and a “relevant part of the debate” hours after the Obama campaign called on the presumptive GOP nominee to release five years of his tax records.
From the crowd that wants to shrink government because this will create jobs, we are now hearing that we can't shrink the Pentagon because that would cost jobs. Here are the main points of their case, rebutted one by one.
Anxiety is rising in Washington about the big cuts to military spending slated to go into effect in January unless Congress takes action.
The British has made a "huge mistake" in threatening yesterday to extract Julian Assange from Ecuador's London consulate after the Latin American country granted political asylum to the WikiLeaks founder yesterday, according to an international human rights lawyer.
Much has been written in recent days about Paul Ryan’s plans to privatize Medicare, dismantle Social Security, massively cut taxes for the wealthy and drastically redistribute income from the bottom to the top.
If there was ever any doubt that the U.S. federal budget would claim center-stage in the 2012 presidential race, it vanished with Mitt Romney's selection of House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the GOP Vice Presidential nominee.