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Attention Democrats: When the House Is on Fire, Don't Cower, Grab a Hose

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Voters are angry, and while it is illogical that people seem to be looking to break the gridlock in Washington by voting in Republicans who are no better, the anger is based on real concerns.

Van Jones Explains 9/11 Petition In One Of His First Post-White House Interviews (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Van Jones, President Obama's former "Green Jobs Czar," spoke to Tavis Smiley in one of his first public interviews since his resignation last year. J...

Eric Holder Responds To Cheney, Giuliani, And Defends 9/11 Civilian Trials

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a few weeks before his plans for a trial at Foley Square fell apart, Holder flew to Boston, to preside over the installation of a new...

Al Qaeda

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida can be expected to attempt an attack on the United States in the next three to six months, senior U.S. intelligence offici...

Al-Shabab, Somali Islamist Group, Confirms It Has Joined With Al Qaeda

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somali Islamist rebel group al-Shabab has confirmed for the first time that its fighters are aligned with al-Qaeda's global militant campaign....

Malaysia Arrests 10 In Connection With US 'Underwear Bomber' Abdulmutallab

AP | JULIA ZAPPEI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia is holding 10 terror suspects with alleged ties to a Nigerian suspected in last month's attempted bombing of a...

Bin Laden Claims Responsibility For Flight 253 Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Osama bin Laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and threatened new attacks against the United St...

120 al-Qaida Suspects Detained In Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish police launched a nationwide crackdown on suspected militants linked to the al-Qaida terror network on Friday, rounding...

Al-Qaeda Partner With Colombia Drug Dealers To Deal Drugs

Macleans.ca | Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a partnership that U.S. authorities are referring to as an "unholy alliance," Islamist extremists are helping Colombian guerrillas smuggle cocaine ...

Army Boss: Soldier 'Contributed' To Al-Qaeda Suspect's Shooting, Was Also At Fault

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An interpreter says he wrestled away an Army rifle from a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist before she could kill anyone during a chao...

'Shadow Elite': War And The Deadly Privatization Of Public Power

Lawrence B. Wilkerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lawrence B. Wilkerson

Killing people for state purposes should be the ultimate public power in a democratic federal republic such as ours. Yet war's privatization proceeds at an alarming pace.

Al-Qaida In The Arabian Peninsula Expands Operations

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit, is led by...

Yemen Says Abdulmutallab Was In Country

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemen's government said Monday that the Nigerian accused in the Christmas day attack on a U.S. airliner visited Yemen this year, ...

An Interview With Matthew Hoh

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

If Matthew Hoh could tell you one thing to help you understand the United States' predicament in Afghanistan, it's that the presence of our ground combat troops is not doing anything to defeat al Qaeda.

Yemen claims 30 al-Qaida Militants Killed in raid on Qaida hide-outs

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Backed by U.S. intelligence, Yemeni forces struck a series of suspected al-Qaida hideouts Thursday, including a meeting of senior...

Taliban Fight Back Against Pakistan Offensive

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both si...

No Good Osama bin Laden Intelligence In Years, Says Robert Gates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States has not had good intelligence on the whereabouts of terrorist Osama bin Laden...

A War of Absurdity

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

It's time to declare victory and begin to get out of Afghanistan rather than descend deeper into an intractable civil war that we neither comprehend nor in the end will care much about.

Sheik Abdul-Majid al-Zindani And Other Clerics In Yemen Warn Of Jihad If US Sends Troops

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — A group of prominent Muslim clerics warned Thursday they will call for jihad, or holy war, if the U.S. sends troops to fight al-Q...

Colin Powell To Obama On Afghanistan Troop Decision: "Take Your Time"

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell reveale...

Terror Suspect Had Contact With Bin Laden's Righ-Hand Man

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Obama: 'No Intention' To Send U.S. Troops To Yemen, Somalia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he has no intention of sending American troops to Yemen or Somalia. Obama told People magazine in an i...

Bomber At CIA Base In Afghanistan Was From Jordan

AP | PAMELA HESS and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) The suicide bomber who killed eight people inside a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan last week was a Jordanian doctor recruited by Jord...

Ryan Grim: Being 'Hard' Or 'Soft' On Terror Doesn't Make Sense

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

HuffPost's Ryan Grim was on MSNBC Tuesday to discuss, along with conservative journalist Jamie Weinstein, whether Obama is "soft on terror." "I kind...

Bombs Kill 23 In Iraq's Western Anbar Province

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Twin bombings – one an assassination attempt against an Iraqi provincial governor – killed 23 people and wounded the gover...