Afghanistan Troop Increase Could Leave No Reserves

Column – Jason Leopold

President Barack Obama intends to announce next week that he will deploy tens of thousands of additional US troops to Afghanistan, according to numerous published reports citing unnamed administration officials, to fight an eight-year-old war that … Read more

Report on Yoo, Bybee Legal Work to Be Released

Column – Jason Leopold

A long-awaited Justice Department watchdog report that is said to be highly critical of the legal work three attorneys who worked at the agency’s powerful Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) conducted for the Bush administration will be released at the end of … Read more

HoR Passes Sweeping Health Care Reform Legislation

Article – Jason Leopold

Saturday began with a morning pep talk from President Obama during a private meeting with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill and a public appeal from the presidential podium in the Rose Garden shortly thereafter.
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Jason Leopold: News Steam On Fort Hood Shooting

Article – Jason Leopold

Update 10:44 p.m. PDT : Nader Hasan, Maj. Hasan’s first cousin, issued a statement on behalf of the family: “We are shocked and saddened by the terrible events at Fort Hood today. We send the families of the victims our most heartfelt sympathies. We, …
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Cheney Could Not Recall Key Plame Leak Events

Article – Jason Leopold

A month before Valerie Plame Wilson’s covert status as a CIA operative was revealed in a newspaper column, Vice President Dick Cheney told his then-chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, and his press secretary, Cathie Martin, that Plame Wilson …
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