Aug 21

What’s next for Assange, and the First Amendment, after the Manning sentencing?



Posted 7 months, 29 days ago.

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With Bradley Manning receiving a 35-year prison sentence on Wednesday, observers of the WikiLeaks saga are wondering what’s next for Julian Assange, the site’s founder?



Aug 20

Is the new First Puppy a sign of troubles to come?



Posted 8 months, 0 days ago.

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What’s the connection between Sunny, the new First Puppy at the White House, and storm clouds on the horizon in Washington? Recent tongue-in-cheek political science research shows there might actually be one.



Aug 15

U.S. in policy bind as democracy falters in Egypt



Posted 8 months, 5 days ago.

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President Barack Obama is cancelling military exercises with Egypt in reaction to violence between Egypt’s military-backed government and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. But the President now faces issues at home about his administration’s continued financial aid to the troubled country.



Aug 12

Congress, President face a stormy season in September



Posted 8 months, 8 days ago.

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Congress is gone until September 9, and then the debates should fly as its leaders and President Obama try to avert a government shutdown. Here’s a look a five big items that need to be tackled before real gridlock hits Washington.



Aug 9

Five little-known men who almost became president



Posted 8 months, 11 days ago.

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What do Benjamin Wade, Willie P. Mangum and John Nance Garner all have in common? If not for a last-second decision, or a twist of fate, they might have become Acting President of the United States, in an era before the 25th Amendment existed.