America's economy will suddenly grow by $400 billion -- roughly three percent --on July 31, when the Bureau of Economic Analysis begins to include in ...
This week, Obama's trade agenda hit a snag as the nominee to be lead negotiator was challenged over holding a half million dollars in offshore accounts. That's largely a distraction from a much bigger fight the U.S. bullying of least developed countries over intellectual property rules.
How can the government assert that some 150 people killed were "militants" legitimately killed when it doesn't know who they actually were?
The IRS is seriously and dangerously broken. This is not only unfair to the many dedicated public servants at the IRS; it's unfair to all of us. Get to the truth. Arbitrarily punishing the IRS isn't going to help any more than blindly defending the agency.
During the 2008 and 2012 presidential debates, I do not recall Barack Obama pledging to spy on our telephones and snoop on our journalists. If he had, he would not have been elected and reelected.
Thank God for Drones. I've been worried sick that my gaming 11-year-old would have no future in the job market. What a breath of relief for parents today to know down the recession road their elementary school kids have job security out of college policing the Middle East as a Drone pilot.
For years during the Bush administration, many groups fought against the Patriot Act and its illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens. They were horrified by torture and extraordinary renditions. They fought for the sanctity and protection of whistleblowers. Where are these people now?
China's president, Xi Jinping, meets his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, in California on June 7-8, seeking to ease some of the tensions generated by China's efforts to reshape the international order.
It's tough when even some Republicans are making more sense on an issue than the president. This is a losing battle for Obama, because the harder he fights it the more he's fighting against his own stated views on science and politics.
The Obama administration made a huge step just a few months ago to protect some of the wildest areas in Alaska. Now, Republicans in the House want to give Big Oil even more land to drill.
As national security advisor, she doesn't have to be a natural diplomat with a gift of politesse. She has to be smart, analytical, articulate, and hard-working. And she has to have the confidence of the president. Which she clearly does.
The president has thrown down the executive gauntlet to the Senate for preventing too many of his judicial nominees from getting an up or down vote. (Insert yawn here). The news was not President Obama's announced frustration, but how patient he was in manifesting it.
Power's appointment should be considered a signal that Obama wants his foreign policy legacy to include more than just a footnoted commentary about his desire to advance human rights on a global scale.
On one level, I recognize how this is a highly charged political throw down between two oppressed groups that rarely get the national microphone. I then worry about activists, regardless of their political stripes, disrespecting Mrs. Obama more than other first ladies.
Susan Rice does not speak very often on nuclear policy, but behind the scenes she played a major role in shaping Barack Obama's nuclear weapons positions in the 2008 campaign.
In yet another investigation into the Obama Administration's activities, the State Department Inspector General is probing the conflicts of interest surrounding the contractor that performed the Keystone XL review.