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  • Is Al Qaeda winning? House hearing probes terror group's status.

    Experts before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee were particularly concerned about Syria being a place where Al Qaeda affiliates can find sanctuary.

  • Briefing Petraeus scandal: Did anything illegal happen? Five questions so far.

    An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now called into question the private lives and careers of two of the nation’s top national-security officials. Here is an accounting of what is known so far.

  • Who will be whispering in Hillary Clinton’s ear now?

    Who will be whispering in Hillary Clinton’s ear now?

    Secretary Hillary Clinton, eager for the State Department to have its own advisory panel of big thinkers, is convening the new, 25-member Foreign Affairs Policy Board this month.

  • Rep. Jane Harman resigns, thinning ranks of Democrats' Blue Dogs

    Rep. Jane Harman resigns, thinning ranks of Democrats' Blue Dogs

    The Blue Dogs, conservative-leaning Democrats, were hit hard in Election 2010. The resignation of Rep. Jane Harman now deprives them of an influential member.

  • Five key members of Al Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP)

    Five key members of Al Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP)

    Less than two years ago, Yemeni and Saudi militants formed a new franchise called Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The January 2009 merger of existing operations in Saudi Arabia and Yemen was acknowledged by Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri. Since then, AQAP has hatched a series of attacks against the West and is suspected of being behind the recent UPS and FedEx cargo bombing attempts. Though foiled, the incidents underscore the Al Qaeda offshoot's potential threat beyond the Arabian Peninsula. Here are five of its leaders and key members.

  • Why is Anwar Al-Awlaki terrorist 'No. 1?'

    Why is Anwar Al-Awlaki terrorist 'No. 1?'

    Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is thought to be connected to at least three alleged terrorist attacks, including the Fort Hood shootings, the Christmas Day bombing attempt on an airliner, and the May 2 Times Square bomb.

  • Anwar al-Awlaki: Is it legal to kill an American in war on terror?

    Anwar al-Awlaki: Is it legal to kill an American in war on terror?

    Anwar al-Awlaki is an American hiding in Yemen. Tied to the Fort Hood shooting and Christmas Day bomber, he is thought to be plotting attacks on the US. In fighting the war on terror, the Obama administration has put him on the kill-or-capture list.

  • Gallery Governors' races: Who paid most?

    11. JANE HARMAN: Harman listens to a constituent after a campaign speech in Oakland, Calif., on March 25, 1998. Her campaign was self-financed to the tune of $17 million. She lost in the Democratic primary to Gray Davis, who went on to become governor. Ms. Harman is now a member of Congress, representing California's 36th Congressional District. (All dollar figures in this photo gallery are from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, http://www.followthemoney.org., unless otherwise specified.)

  • Who attended 'torture' briefings? A GOP lawmaker wants to know.

    Who attended 'torture' briefings? A GOP lawmaker wants to know.

    Rep. Peter Hoekstra seeks full disclosure about who on Capitol Hill knew about US interrogation methods – a move that may put certain Democrats on the spot.

  • Nancy Pelosi in the political hot seat

    Nancy Pelosi in the political hot seat

    She's questioned about an embattled colleague, whether to investigate Bush-era abuses.