Leonard “Nipper” Read, the Scotland Yard detective who tracked down some of the robbers called Reynold’s death “the end of an era.”
The U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) says it released several hundred detainees in an effort to prepare for the across-the-board budget cuts scheduled to go into effect March 1.
The Senate voted today to stop debating and allow the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense to come for a vote before the full Senate.
When President Obama used his State of the Union address to affirm “we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts” to target terrorism suspects overseas, national security experts wondered exactly who on Capitol Hill got the scoop about secretive U.S. drone strikes.
The president sparked controversy last week when he told The New Republic he does skeet shooting “all the time.” In response, the White House released a picture of Obama shooting skeet last August at Camp David.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appears to have reversed his views on an earned path to citizenship, which in a Tea Party-backed 2010 campaign he called “code for amnesty.” Some critics say the young Cuban-American lawmaker seems to be looking ahead to 2016 and a possible White House bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Many of the minority groups central to President Obama’s victory had long supported Democrats. But he’s the first party leader to put together a stable — and majority — coalition since Franklin D. Roosevelt back in the 1930s. This coalition promises to pay dividends to his party for years to come.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Mitt Romney’s White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Obama has become only the third U.S. president to win re-election by a narrower margin than his first victory. Having won a second term, Obama will seek to set the nation’s agenda on issues ranging from taxes to immigration, but he may continue to struggle in selling his ideas to Congress.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Initial indications from within the GOP were that Mitt Romney’s defeat wasn’t seen as a rejection of the Republican platform as much as a failure of its standard-bearer to run a competent enough campaign to defeat a vulnerable incumbent.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us