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Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week delivered calamities both unavoidable and avoidable. In the former category was the devastating series of tornadoes that swept through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, killing 24, including 10 children. In the latter was the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington. The bridge's breakdown should come as no surprise, as it had been labeled "functionally obsolete" by the Federal Highway Administration. And we can expect more such tragedies, since one in nine bridges in America is considered "structurally deficient." The week also brought discussion of another avoidable calamity -- the negative impact civilian deaths from drone strikes is having on our national security. Unavoidable disasters will always be with us, which is why it's all the more important to avoid those we can, instead of pretending there's nothing to be done to prevent them.

WATCH: Journalist Slams Obama For 'Embrace Of Total Militarism'

Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media

Journalist Michael Hastings had very harsh words for President Barack Obama on Saturday morning. Appearing on MSNBC's "Up with Steve Kornacki," Has...

Internal Revenue Service Given Power to Use Drone Attacks

Spencer Green | Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a startling policy announcement, the Obama administration has given the Internal Revenue Service complete power over drone attacks used in this country.

Obama To Address Controversial Drone Program

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will discuss the legality of his administration's secret drone program and other counterterrorism practices ...

Bush Reportedly Rejected Drone Request From Mexican President

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush rejected a request from former Mexican President Felipe Calderon to use armed drones to curb the growing influence of ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

WATCH: Carney In Testy Exchange Over Drone Transparency | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to skip the first Senate hearing on dro...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Ducks First Senate Hearing On Drones | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration failed to participate in the Senate's first hearing Tuesday on the use of drones for targeted killings, Senate ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Demanded Answers When Drone Killed American Teenager | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has never commented publicly on the targeted drone strike that accidentally killed Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a 16-ye...

Obama Drone Program Targeted For Month-Long Activist Assault

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Opponents of President Barack Obama's drone policy are planning a month of protests in April, seeking to intensify attention on the administration's c...

Droning On

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Michael Brenner

It is becoming clear that the White House's reference date for getting the Afghan monkey off Uncle Sam's back is not December 31, 2014 -- despite solemn avowals. It is January 21, 2017, when Obama leaves office and retires to write his memoirs.

Ryan J. Reilly

Small ACLU Team Fights Drone Secrecy | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration, in the face of harsh criticism from members of Congress, has recently promised more transparency surrounding the...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Rebuffs Democrats On Drone-Kill Memos | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama rebuffed senators from his own party Tuesday when they sought greater transparency on drone strikes, arguing that...

The Suddenly Scrambling Obama

William Bradley | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama, trying a new tack on the sequester and overall fiscal fronts, has embarked on an extensive program of reaching out to Republican members of Congress, having privately had a number of them over a couple of evenings this week at the White House.

Jennifer Bendery

White House: Obama Has No Authority To Use Drones On Americans On U.S. Soil | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday tried to put to rest a simmering debate over President Barack Obama's drone policy, s...

Obama Administration Faces Ultimate Transparency Test | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama vowed that when it came to counterterrorism in his second term, he would be “even more tra...

Resorting to Booing

Sam Koppelman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

Unless somebody is harming me personally (yes, this includes the SAT), I refrain from booing. That said, in the last month, almost every time I have seen an arrogant politico talking on television, I have cupped my mouth with my hands and let out a booming "Booooo."

State Lawmaker Pushes For Drone Regulations

Posted 02.25.2013 | Chicago

With increasing concerns over drone use on domestic soil, at least one state lawmaker wants to cut off their patch before they get to Illinois. Th...

Edward-Isaac Dovere: Explaining the Obama Drone Program

92nd Street Y | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

POLITICO White House Editor Edward-Isaac Dovere, recently spoke with us about the controversial Obama drone program. Dovere touched on how the Obama a...

Amanda Terkel

Lindsey Graham: Drone Strikes Have Killed 4,700 People | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) estimated that the United States has killed 4,700 people in drone strikes, saying he supported the Obama ad...

Brennan Open To Special Drone Strikes Court

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House nominee to run the CIA said setting up a special court to oversee deadly drone strikes against American citizens is...

Obama: Americans Deserve To Know More About Drone War

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

* President insists on need for "checks and balances" * Appears to rule out targeting citizen on U.S. soil * Has intensi...

Obama To Work On Drone Strike Policy With Congress

AP | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he'll work with Congress to help the public understand the circumstances under which the government will tar...

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi Ambivalent On Drones Program | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is not sure whether the public should be told when the federal government kills an America...

Is This the New Normal? Drone Strikes, Secret Memos and an Imperial President

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When Barack Obama ascended to the presidency in 2008, there was a sense, at least among those who voted for him, that the country might change for the better.

HuffPost Reporter, Pat Buchanan Agree In Drone Debate

Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

"The McLaughlin Group" panel had a heated discussion this week on President Obama's use of drone strikes. While Mort Zuckerman and Eleanor Clift a...