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Congress passed the extension of the Bush tax cuts last night, prompting Charles Krauthammer to dub President Obama “the comeback kid”: “Now, with his stunning...

The tapes from conversations recorded in the Oval Office during the presidency of Richard Nixon have provided historians with a treasure trove of material giving...

J.E. Dyer’s excellent post yesterday correctly noted that this week’s talks with Iran, like the previous rounds, will merely buy Tehran more time to advance...

There has been much speculation in Washington circles about what it means that Tom Donilon has replaced James Jones as national security adviser. My hunch...

The breaking news is that the national security adviser, General James Jones, has resigned and is being replaced by his deputy, Thomas Donilon. There had...

The New York Times’s Michael Shear makes an excellent point about the Bob Woodward book and the various recriminations from administration sources that it airs:...

The Washington Post is teasing the release of Bob Woodward's newest book, Obama's Wars, which focuses on the war in Afghanistan. Usually in Woodward's offerings, those...

A "primer in rotten politics": Assemblyman Vito Lopez is captured on videotape "threatening a group of old ladies during an effort to consolidate power as...

Former national security adviser Stephen Hadley provides some much needed perspective on the Iraq war: From a national security perspective, the U.S. objective for a post-Saddam...

Chuck Hagel made news by endorsing Joe Sestak, but quite apart from Sestak there is reason to examine Hagel's record. The administration, it seems, is...

The focus of Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic article was, as its title indicated, the “Point of No Return” for Israel -- the point at which the...

The least controversial and most widely accepted comment in the Rolling Stone piece is this: One aide calls Jim Jones, a retired four-star general and veteran...