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President Obama, the former college lecturer on constitutional law, got a lecture on privacy rights Wednesday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and faced tough questioning by the German press about his perceived failure to be less warrior-like after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
The U.S. collegiate national baseball team will host its Cuban counterpart next month in a five-game international "friendship" series.
The announcement that U.S. and Cuban officials will hold landmark talks this week toward restarting direct mail service between the two nations prompted a mix of reactions on Monday on whether the Obama administration plans a broader outreach to the Castro regime in the president’s second term.
The announcement that U.S. and Cuban officials will hold landmark talks this week about restarting direct mail service between the two nations prompted a mix of reactions Monday on whether the Obama administration plans a broader outreach to the Castro regime.
One of the greatest ironies of the late strongman Hugo Chavez's rule was that even as he attempted to personify Venezuelan nationalism, he was quietly outsourcing more and more of the country's sovereignty to the Castro brothers in Cuba.
The House on Friday authorized $638 billion in military spending for the coming fiscal year, including $86 billion for the war in Afghanistan, while attempting to address reports of the rising number of sexual assaults in the military.
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Thursday to give President Obama more flexibility to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay into the U.S. or to other countries, moving to grant some of the powers the administration is seeking.
Iran's support of international terrorism has reached levels unseen since the 1990s, but the top cadre of al Qaeda leaders have largely been decimated in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the State Department said Thursday in its latest report on worldwide terrorism.
Closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, allows terrorists into this country and makes more certain their invitation into our civil courts ("Obama's surrender," Web, May 29). This constitutionally baseless decision repudiates the moral authority of the parents and grandparents from the Greatest Generation, which subscribed to the Geneva Conventions. These people held powerful positions earning a durable morality by confronting the ultimate tragedies of two world wars.
The White House billed last week's address by President Obama as a major foreign policy address. Indeed, it was.
It is no surprise that the IRS has been politically used to intimidate opponents of the president. It is a tendency of socialists to eliminate political opposition. Fidel Castro did it in Cuba; Josef Stalin did it in Russia; and Mao Zedong did it in China. Eventually, these men eliminated the lives of their opponents, too. We might be grateful that this liberal administration has only eliminated political freedoms.
After a long weekend, let's go with a couple of really short games. In an age of vast game databases, computer-aided study and 25 move-deep opening theory, it's remarkable how even the world's very best players can get themselves into trouble before the game has barely begun.
President Obama and other U.S. authorities cannot repatriate any of the detainees to a country listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Cuba is still politically repressive, poor and largely cut off from the Internet two years after the communist government adopted modest reforms such as term limits on politicians and allowing the sale of private property, a U.S. survey has found.
President Obama's speech on resetting the war on terror ground to a halt halfway through when an anti-Gitmo heckler repeatedly interrupted.