Topic: U.S. Republican Party
John Brennan, Obama's top counterterrism aide, offered a strong rebuke of Dick Cheney's criticism and suggested that post-9/11 intelligence-gathering networks still can't bring all the relevant information together.
01/03/2010 05:04 pm
Republicans have focused blame for the security failures of Northwest Flight 253 on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. But there are other reasons that many conservatives are dissatisfied with her.
12/31/2009 05:38 pm
A Democratic party commission has recommended rule changes that would delay the start of the caucuses and primaries – avoiding the kind of drawn-out primary battle seen in 2008 – and check the power of the superdelegates.
12/31/2009 04:12 pm
Wounded by their losses on healthcare, Republicans have gone on the offensive after the Christmas attack, amplifying partisanship by criticizing President Obama's national-security credentials.
12/30/2009 08:08 pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton edged out Sarah Palin as most admired woman in this year's Gallup poll. But Palin won handily among Republicans, and she tied Clinton among Independents.
12/30/2009 02:59 pm
Conservatives say President Obama is not aggressive enough against terrorism. Liberals say he's little different from Bush. How he handles the fallout from the Christmas Day attack could show who is right.
12/29/2009 07:57 pm
Congress is gearing up to look into why the security changes made after 9/11 didn't prevent the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on an airline landing in Detroit.
12/28/2009 05:37 pm
Seldom, if ever, in US history has the partisan divide on such a big legislative step been so stark. The 60-to-39 Senate health care vote along party lines may make it far more difficult for the Senate to work on issues that lie ahead.
12/24/2009 09:04 am
Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama announced Tuesday he is switching parties. That could put pressure on other conservative Democrats, especially in the Deep South, to jump ship.
12/22/2009 05:05 pm
President Obama lauded the Senate's healthcare reform compromises as well as a symbolic agreeement at the Copenhagen climate-change summit. Both highlight Obama's willingness to accept what is politically possible.
12/20/2009 04:22 pm