USA DC Decoder

  • Why is Jimmy Carter speaking at Muslim convention?

    Top Bush and Obama figures have also addressed the Islamic Society of North America. But former President Carter attracts criticism because he has called for the US to recognize Hamas, which the State Department labels a terrorist group.

  • Decoder Buzz Is Obama dragging Democratic Party down?

    President Obama’s sagging job approval numbers are one big reason that forecasters say the odds are good the Senate will swing the GOP’s way. But other factors are weighing on Democratic chances, too.

  • Decoder Voices What Republican wave?

    Republicans need six seats to take back control of the Senate, but there is no sign yet that the GOP is headed for a massive win like what they saw in 2010 or what Democrats saw in 2006.

  • Decoder Voices Fake Quotations

    Fake quotations from famous people, no matter how often discredited, take on new life in campaign seasons. Get ready for the best line Lincoln never said: 'You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.'

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
August 29, 2014

Photos of the day 08/29

People Baroque-period costumes walk in the Friedenstein Castle during the opening of the Baroque Festival in Gotha, central Germany.

More DC Decoder