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Setting Up the Jokes for Maximum Effect

George Heymont | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Wardrobe malfunctions can be unsettling, hilarious, scary, or (in the case of Janet Jackson's 2004 half-time show at Superbowl XXXVIII), historic. However, when push comes to shove, if a comic element is involved, it helps to have the audience in on the joke.

Christina Wilkie

Debt Lobbying Group Has Major Conflicts of Interest | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to fix the national debt opened a new front this week, when a group of retired foreign policy...

Pakistani Intelligence Service Reportedly Tied To Attack On U.S.Embassy

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's army chief dismissed U.S. allegations that his spy agency had helped Afghan militants attack the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, s...

"Iraq Has Oil and Afghanistan Has America": Obama Must Change up the Game

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

With a budget showdown threatening to shut down the government on Friday, there's hardly any discussion of the $119 billion the U.S. will spend this year in Afghanistan, a country with a GDP of just $14 billion.

Amanda Terkel

Mike Mullen: U.S. Mission In Libya 'Limited', But No End In Sight | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen made the rounds of the morning talk shows on Sunday, and one of the main messages tha...

Broadmoor Reflections: What Gay Acceptance Feels Like Over Time

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Steve Clemons

A recent visit to Broadmoor, Colorado made me feel that great progress has been made in this country and history is tilting in good directions for the most part when it comes to tolerance and acceptance.

Obama and Gates Fail the Fehrenbach Test

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

It now appears that the American public -- 80% of which want the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law gone -- was sold a handful of magic beans with this 45-day review, and the proof is a man named Victor Fehrenbach.

Partisan Obstructionism Threatens National Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Every day without New START in force is another day we don't know for sure what is going on with Russia's nuclear weapons. That is not good for America.

A Strong Majority for New START

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

It's now down to politics. The only reason to oppose the New START treaty is political gamesmanship on the eve of elections to deny the administration a victory. This would sacrifice our national security for narrow, partisan gain.

Is Iran Actually Containing the U.S.?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

As the clock ticks toward a showdown with Iran, will it succeed -- or miscalculate -- that it can thwart an attack by Israel or the U.S. against its nuclear enrichment facilities?

Obama Team Turns on Engines in Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Recently I had the opportunity to meet some "senior administration officials" regarding the contours of the recently released "National Security Strategy" by the President.

Now Is the Time for Gates and Mullen to Repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Lawrence Korb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Korb

Robert Gates and Michael Mullen correctly criticized Lt. General Benjamin Mixon for writing to Stars and Stripes expressing his opposition to repealing DADT. However, they have only themselves to blame for Mixon's insubordination.

Protecting the Military's Gays From Vindictive Outings

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Joseph Christopher Rocha Those, like ...

Gates and Mullen To Testify On Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's top defense officials will tell the Senate on Tuesday that the military will no longer aggressively pursue disciplinary action again...

The Obama Visit to China - What the U.S. Press Missed

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

Obama's visit to China was certainly not overly exciting but it was far from the failure that the U.S. press has made it out to be.

Rumsfeld Rebuffed By Admiral Mullen, Teased By Gibbs After Disputing Obama Speech (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's response to a line in President Obama's speech on Aghanistan is drawing a sharp response from both the Whit...

Strategic Communications: The Debate Continues

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

General McChrystal's assessment of the war in Afghanistan reflects the continuing debate within the U.S. government on the role of strategic communications in going forward.

Acknowledging America's Arrogance

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

Obama's aggressive rhetoric and military action in Pakistan not only leaves collateral damage in the form of civilian casualties -- it also erodes trust and confidence in the US government and its intentions.

Strategic Communications and the Graveyard of Empires

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

A conflict between Richard Holbrooke and Admiral Michael Mullen over public diplomacy in Afghanistan could be no more than the usual Washington tempest in a teapot. Or it might reflect a major problem.

More Troops May Be Needed To Bolster Afghanistan

CNN Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(CNN) -- Adm. Michael Mullen, the highest-ranking man in the U.S. military, said the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse, as fresh indications e...

Mullen: Strike On Iran An Option, But A Bad One

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A military strike to thwart Iran's nuclear weapons capability remains on the table but could have grave and unpredictable consequen...

Mullen Advises 'Measured' Approach To Gay Policy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's top military officer said Sunday he has advised President Barack Obama to move "in a measured way" in changing the "do...

Mullen: Military to comply if gay ban law changes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top military adviser said Sunday the Pentagon has enough challenges _ including two wars _ without rushing...

Surge in Pakistan Violence: U.S. Central Command Warns Patrick Cronin to Stay Home

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

U.S. intelligence fears an uptick in suicide bombings over the next week directly targeting hotels and high population centers where foreigners populate. The fact is that it easier today to visit Baghdad than Pakistan.

Pentagon Brass Impressed With Obama, Hopeful He Won't Be Like Bush

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, went unarmed into his first meeting with the new commander in chief -- no aides, no Po...