Adm. Michael Mullen, the highest-ranking man in the U.S. military, said the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse, as fresh indications emerge that President Obama soon could be asked to commit more American troops.
"Read my lips: No new taxes." That famous phrase from George H.W. Bush came as he accepted his party’s presidential nomination at the Republican National Committee convention in 1988. At the time, it was exactly the red meat Republicans were looking for.
On the same day that the CIA announced it will soon release hundreds of pages of once-classified documents that detail some of the agency’s most closely guarded and controversial secrets of old, it was revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney has been resisting even his own Executive Branch’s efforts to find out what kind of secret material his office has been stashing away over the last four years.
The sexual revolution, part 2, has begun at last, according to a new study out of Australia.
A few days before the Iranian election, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a big rally at the Mosallah Mosque said to be the world’s largest, if it is ever completed in central Tehran. It was not very well organized. About 20,000 supporters of the President were inside the building, being entertained by a series of TV stars, athletes and religious singers
President Obama has chosen federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the U.S.
Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister and former president, is not renowned for his love of literature. But on Sunday he gave Russian journalists an unexpected reading tip: the diaries of Anton Denikin, a commander in the White Army that fought the Bolsheviks after the Revolution in 1917
With violence and anti-American sentiment on the rise, it’s plain to see that military operations in Afghanistan are not going well. But if Defense Secretary Robert Gates is right, three-star Army Lieut
If House and Senate Republican leaders have their way, Saturday’s gathering at Pie-Tanza, a strip-mall pizza joint in Arlington, Virginia, will be remembered as the beginning of the rebirth of the Grand Old Party. In addition to pizza, the venue, selected by the freshly born, center-leaning National Council for a New America , served up symbolism: suburban areas like this one, on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., were GOP bastions not so long ago, and they’ll need to come back to the fold for a Republican resurgence.
Thousands of Palestinians are facing a housing crisis because of inadequate urban planning by Israeli officials who run the east Jerusalem region, a U.N. report shows. Souter is expected to discuss his decision during a weekly closed-door meeting.