The Islamist rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra has been secretive, keeping to itself and refusing to meet Western journalists. The group has been designated a terrorist organization by the Obama administration and was thought to be made up mostly of foreign fighters, working alongside Syrian rebels.
After an epic filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul that lasted into the early morning hours, the Senate voted this afternoon to confirm the nomination of John Brennan as the country’s next Central Intelligence Agency director.
A decade and $60 billion later what does the U.S. have to show for the reconstruction efforts in Iraq?
Attorney General Eric Holder has said in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul that the president could in an “entirely hypothetical” situation authorize the military to use lethal force within U.S. territory.
The number of underground containers seeping nuclear waste has increased to six from one at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash.
After the 2012 election, many Republicans admit they need to do more to reach out to minorities. The party recently launched a campaign called the ‘Future Majority Caucus,’ to recruit women and people of color to seek state offices. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee about the effort.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
As Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan has been associated with some controversial policies, including the use of armed drones. It’s unlikely his appointment as CIA director is in trouble, but he’s likely to face questions on drones as well as the agency’s interrogation policies.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was “too moderate.” And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
A number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama’s second term.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Senate Democrats did better than just keep their slim majority. Wednesday brought news that they expanded it by managing to retain control of two of their most threatened seats, in Montana and North Dakota.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us