Published April 08, 2007
The tug of war between Republicans and Democrats over the razor-thin majority in the Senate has carried through the decade and is expected to play out once again, in a big way, in next year's elections.
Published March 27, 2007
U.S soldiers encountered no resistance and found few weapons during recent patrols through the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City — all signs indicating that the powerful al-Mahdi militia originating there, at least for now, is on an indefinite vacation.
Published March 23, 2007
A massive and seemingly mobilized online community has sprung among gun rights advocates readying for any possible action by the Democratic-led Congress to limit an individual's right to bear arms.
Published March 19, 2007
As ethnic tensions continue and all sides await a critical U.N. decision on sovereignty, the Pentagon is considering reducing the pay of an estimated 1,900 U.S. troops stationed in Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping force.
Published February 15, 2007
Though Zalmay Khalilzad's nomination as ambassador to the United Nations is expected to sail through the Senate, some foreign policy experts aren't convinced about how effective or even how critical his new role will be.
Published February 13, 2007
The suicide of a 25-year-old Iraq war veteran has revived questions over how long returning troops are having to wait for help from Veterans Affairs hospitals for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems.
Published January 17, 2007
Government watchdogs say Congress skipped some critical reforms that would have demonstrated a clearer commitment to their pledge to clean up the 'culture of corruption' in Washington.
Published January 09, 2007
While the post-Sept. 11 homeland security effort has sought to make the nation a fortress against the threat of another deadly terror attack, domestic violent crime is up again this year and critics say negligent politicians are partly to blame.
Published January 03, 2007
Several former military officers warn that adding troops in Iraq or growing the Armed Forces would put an almost fatal strain on an already stressed military and may reduce recruiting standards in a push to meet numerical goals.
Published January 02, 2007
The drip, drip, drip of government leaks continued to plunge the Bush administration into defense mode in 2006, dominating headlines and prompting calls from supporters to prosecute not only leakers but also journalists.