Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah is a Republican moderate and China expert seen as a possible presidential candidate.
Opposition to his appearance at Sunday's commencement puts new attention on Catholic sensibilities – and on the president's stance on abortion and stem-cell research.
His modifications ban evidence obtained through cruel treatment and restrict prosecutors' use of hearsay evidence. Also, detainees will have more flexibility in choosing their lawyers.
The recession-hit town of Merced and its University of California campus hope for a big boost from Michelle Obama’s commencement speech Saturday.
Success of the 9/11 commission means lawmakers often punt toughest investigations to independent bodies – despite some internal resistance.
The former vice president is charging hard in defense of Bush-era antiterror policies, but some party analysts say other Republican voices need to emerge.
Gen. Ray Odierno, along with other top defense officials, argued that releasing the images of alleged detainee abuse would endanger US troops abroad.