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The Triumph Of Bureaucracy: Al Qaeda’s Job Application

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Who knew terrorists had an H.R. Department?

Osama Bin Laden Liked To Read 9/11 Conspiracy Books

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Newly released documents recovered from the home where Osama bin Laden hid until being killed in May 2011 by Seal Team Six reveal that the al Qaeda leader had some interesting reading habits: In his final hours, Osama bin Laden surrounded himself with conspiracy theories, U.S. government documents and even video game guides. The Obama […]

Rand Paul Holds The Senate Floor To Talk About PATRIOT Act Renewal, Civil Liberties

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Rand Paul held the Senate floor for nearly twelve hours yesterday to talk about the PATRIOT Act, but it’s unclear if he accomplished anything.

Hillary Clinton Has Her Own Questions To Answer About Iraq, Libya, And Syria

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Hillary Clinton has admitted she made a mistake in supporting the Iraq War in 2002, but there are plenty of other questions she needs to answer when it comes to foreign interventions.

Marco Rubio Fumbles The Iraq War Question

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Marco Rubio is the latest Republican Presidential candidate to have a problem giving a coherent answer to a few simple questions about the Iraq War.

Lindsey Graham Wants To Kill Americans Without Inconvenience of Trial

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Lindsey Graham says that, if elected president, he would summarily kill anyone thinking about joining ISIS.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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Final justice, but far from the end of the road.

David Cameron To Propose Broad Expansion Of Powers To Crackdown On ‘Extremism’

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Fresh off an election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to propose a series of new measures to crackdown on extremism that raise serious civil liberties concerns.

Saudi, U.S. Relationship Becoming More Tense

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The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has seen better days.

House Passes Bill To Restrict N.S.A. Data Mining

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The House has passed a bill that would place real restrictions on the National Security Agency’s data mining program. Now, it moves to the Senate.

Jeb Bush Has His Own Iraq Quagmire

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Iraq seems to becoming a political headache for yet another member of the Bush family.

Navy Secretary Doubling Maternity Leave to 12 Weeks, Lowering Weight Standards

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Ray Mabus is trying to make serving in the Navy and Marine Corps more attractive to women.

Seymour Hersh’s Osama Bin Laden Claims Don’t Pass The Smell Test

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Seymour Hersh is out with a conspiracy theory about the death of Osama bin Laden that just doesn’t make sense.

House Benghazi Investigation Seems More Concerned With 2016 Than Investigating Anything

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Not surprisingly, the House Committee re-investigating the Benghazi attack seems more concerned with scoring political points than fact-finding.

Jeb Bush: Sure, I’d Invade Iraq Just Like My Brother Did

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Like most Republicans, Jeb Bush either fails or refuses to recognize what an utter, unjustifiable disaster his brother’s decision to invade Iraq actually was.

James Clapper Tells Congress He Testified Falsely Because, ‘I Forgot’

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Director of National Intelligence now tells Congress that he testified falsely about NSA spying because he forgot the program existed.

Pentagon Paid N.F.L. For Tributes To Troops

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The tributes to the troops you see during N.F.L. games were most likely bought and paid for with your tax dollars.

Jeb Bush Says His Top Middle East Adviser Is George W. Bush

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Jeb Bush told a group of supporters that his brother is his top Middle East policy adviser. This strikes me as being a bad idea.

Germans Restrict Cooperation With The U.S. On Intelligence

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Largely in reaction to revelations about N,S.A. surveillance, Germany has cut back on its intelligence cooperation with the United States.

Appeals Court Rules N.S.A. Data Mining Illegal

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A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the N.S.A.’s data mining program is illegal, but its ruling may not have a very big impact.

Jon Stewart Decimates Judith Miller

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Last night, Jon Stewart’s guest on The Daily Show was former New York Times reporter, who was of course one of the most prominent journalists writing stories asserting that Iraq and an active WMD program in the years before the Iraq War, and the result was perhaps one of Stewart’s best interviews in some time: The Daily ShowGet […]

Rand Paul Says It Was A Mistake To Depose Saddam Hussein And Qaddafi

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Rand Paul bucks Republican orthodoxy on Iraq, Libya, and negotiations with Iran.

U.S. Forces In Afghanistan Involved In More Than Just Counterterrorism Despite Obama’s Promises

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U.S forces in Afghanistan have been involved in missions that go far beyond the counterterror mission the Obama Administration said they would be limited to.

John Boehner Admits That Congress Lacks The Votes To Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

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Congress can’t really do anything to stop a nuclear deal with Iran, and John Boehner knows it.

George W. Bush Attacks Obama On Foreign Policy

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Pot, meet kettle.

Marco Rubio’s Supposed Expertise On Foreign Policy Leaves Much To Be Desired

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Marco Rubio is often described as one of the GOP’s leaders on foreign policy, but a close look reveals a decided lack of substance.

David Petraeus Given Slap on Wrist for Espionage Act Violation

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The former CIA Director received no jail time and a nuisance-level fine in exchange for a guilty plea to espionage charges.

Two Hostages, Including One American, Killed In Raid On Al Qaeda Targets

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An attack on al Qaeda outposts in January resulted in the death of two hostages, but also resulted in the death of two high value al Qaeda targets.

China Warns U.S. About North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

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Chinese analysts are telling their American counterparts that North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is far more sophisticated than previously believed.

Hillary Clinton Faces New Revelations About Questionable Donations To Clinton Foundation

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A new report ties undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation to a Russian company’s acquisition of controlling interest in a major uranium mining company.

House Benghazi Committee Won’t Release A Report Until 2016

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Not surprisingly, the Select Committee established by House Republicans to investigate something that has already been investigated multiple times, will be in operation well into the Presidential Election season.

Cuba To Be Removed From List Of Terrorist States

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Another step forward for U.S.-Cuban relations.

White House And Congress Reach Compromise On Review Of Iran Nuclear Deal

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After months of resistance, the White House will allow Congressional review of any deal with Iran, but it may not hamper negotiations much in the end.

Rubio’s Israel Litmus Test For An Iran Nuclear Deal Is Foolish And Unrealistic

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Conditioning an Iranian nuclear deal on recognition of Israel is foolish, unrealistic, and very bad diplomacy.

No, the Army Isn’t Refusing to Treat Combat Wounds as Combat Wounds

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Fox News’ Catherine Herridge is creating a scandal where none exists.

Fort Hood Victims Awarded Purple Heart

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Nidal Hasan’s victims were finally awarded the Purple Heart yesterday. CSM (“Fort Hood shooting: why it took five years to award victims Purple Hearts“): More than five years after psychologist Nidal Hasan, then a US Army major, went on a shooting spree killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, the military victims of his rampage […]

Sen. Tom Cotton Thinks War Against Iran Would Be Easy And Painless

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One freshman Senator seems to think that war with Iran would be easy, just like Republicans used to think that war against Iraq would be easy.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Convicted On All Charges In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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An unsurprising outcome as we approach the second anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Rand Paul Dodges Questions About Changes In His Foreign Policy Positions

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Rand Paul has changed position on several foreign policy issues, but he doesn’t seem to want to talk about it.

Will Democrats Help Scuttle Obama’s Iran Deal?

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Democrats like New York Senator Chuck Schumer could end up being the ones that scuttle the Iranian nuclear deal.

Scott Walker Says He’d Nuke The Iran Deal Even If Our Allies Objected

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Scott Walker’s response to the Iranian nuclear deal is perhaps the most irresponsible so far.

A History of Failed Rapprochement

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Worth a read from Foreign Policy:  From Washington to Tehran: A Legacy of Failure. If this deal holds it is a very, very big deal.

Reactions To Iran Nuclear Deal About What You’d Expect

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The Iranian nuclear accords are barely 24 hours old and some people have already made up their mind about them.

‘P5 Plus 1′ Talks Reach Framework Of Agreement On Iran’s Nuclear Program

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Talks in Geneva have reached a framework agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that, if it’s complied with, appears at first glance to be about the best deal available under the circumstances.

Most Cuban-Americans Support Obama’s Opening To Cuba

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New polling on President Obama’s opening to Cuba is likely to surprise some, and disappoint others.

George W. Bush Gets CIA Award

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President George W. Bush had a running battle with the CIA throughout his eight years in office. Now, they’ve given him an award.

The New Republican Orthodoxy On Israel

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More than ever before, even mild criticism of Israel seems to be verboten among Republicans.

Germanwings Plane Likely Crashed Deliberately by Co-Pilot

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In a twist fitting for an M Night Shyamalan movie, there is growing evidence that there was malfeasance by the co-pilot that resulted in a deliberate crash of Germanwings flight 9525.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

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Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

Obama To Slow Withdrawal Of American Forces From Afghanistan

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America’s longest war continues.

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