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  • America's big shift right

    America's big shift right

    Why the country's conservative drift, on a wide range of issues, has accelerated.

  • Robert Gates: Defense Secretary's exit interview

    Robert Gates: Defense Secretary's exit interview

    Robert Gates will retire this month as the US Defense Secretary. In his 45-year career, he's served under eight presidents. In a Newsweek interview, Gates discusses Hilary Clinton, Osama bin Laden's death, and emerging US isolationism.

  • Is Obama following in Nixon's footsteps by going after WikiLeaks?

    Is Obama following in Nixon's footsteps by going after WikiLeaks?

    Julian Assange faces a US grand jury investigation for his releases of information through WikiLeaks. Are there parallels between RIchard Nixon's legal action against The New York Times for publishing the Pentagon Papers?

  • GOP candidates in the Tea Party crosshairs

    GOP candidates in the Tea Party crosshairs

    The Tea Party movement is taking aim at Republican incumbents, including Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine, and Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Will it succeed in unseating them?

  • Election 101: Nine facts about Mitt Romney and his White House bid

    Election 101: Nine facts about Mitt Romney and his White House bid

    Mitt Romney, who declared his candidacy June 2 in New Hampshire, has been groomed to run for president. He has the look and the political lineage. He’s been a governor, the quintessential training ground. And he’s essentially never stopped running since he conceded his first White House bid three years ago.

  • 'Geronimo' and Osama bin Laden: What goes into a code name?

    'Geronimo' and Osama bin Laden: What goes into a code name?

    'Geronimo EKIA' is what special forces said when Osama bin Laden was killed. Code names can provide some insight into what an agency is thinking. Che Guevara had a curious one, too.

  • Reading My Father

    Reading My Father

    Alexandra Styron searches his writings and her memory in an attempt to piece together the puzzle that was her father, author William Styron.

  • Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    With the news of Glenn Beck leaving Fox officially announced, it's time to reflect. The host has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. Conspiracy theories, apocalyptic predictions, and just plain eyebrow-raising statements have kept the folks at Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, busy. They track his show (along with many others) and take notes. Now that the show “Glenn Beck” is ending later this year, Media Matters has opened its files and shared some of the most noteworthy moments. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least. It bears noting that Beck has a lot of followers, who admire his populist conservative critique of the Obama era. His Facebook page has more than 1.8 million fans -- coincidentally, the same number of viewers he had as of January (down from 2.9 million in January 2010). Whether those fans believe his every word is hard to tell. But, like any good showman, he knows how to draw a crowd.

  • No Child Left Behind: Why Congress will struggle to hit Obama's deadline

    No Child Left Behind: Why Congress will struggle to hit Obama's deadline

    President Obama wants No Child Left Behind revised by the fall. The Senate is working toward a bipartisan compromise, but House Republicans want to shrink the federal role in education.

  • The Monitor's View Sen. Scott Brown's revelation of physical and sexual abuse can help others

    In a book and '60 Minutes' interview, Sen. Scott Brown says he has 'knit back stronger' after being abused as a boy.