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It Wasn't Just a Movie -- U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Peter Van Buren

It is not about a movie. The anti-Islam movie was just today's trigger in Libya, was just the most recent spark to a smoldering flame.

U.S. Ambassador Died Of Asphyxiation, Doctor Says

AP | ESAM MOHAMED and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

By ESAM MOHAMED and MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya -- The Libyan doctor who treated U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens says the diploma...

New Report Details Failures In GOP Senator's Bungled Prosecution

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A report on misconduct in the Justice Department released Thursday paints a picture of a rudderless and sometimes dysfunctional pub...

Former Supreme Court Justice Blasts Bush Over 2000 Election

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens writes in his new memoir, Five Chiefs, that the George W. Bush campaign's 2000 appeal to the United Sta...

WATCH: Lisa Murkowski Summons Deceased Ted Stevens In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is up with a latest political ad that highlights an endorsement from the late Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator ...

Friday Talking Points [134] -- Some Reality For Gibbs

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everyone. It's actually a fitting day for this column, which I'll explain in a bit. Because before we get to that, we si...

The F Word: Reading into Gun Regulations

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

I'll give the gun-rights supporter on NPR this morning one bit of credit in his comparison of bookstores to gun stores: books can be dangerous. Books ...

What a Difference a Justice Makes

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James D. Zirin

No one knows what shades of liberal or conservative ideology reside in the SCOTUS short list. But, it appears that, since Sotomayor, experience and background may trump ideology as the decisive factor.

John Paul Stevens Turns 90, Becomes Second Oldest Supreme Court Justice After Oliver Wendell Holmes

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His tenure on the Supreme Court touched four decades, following service in a war that defined his generation and a childhood in a p...

The Judicial Destruction of Democracy

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

While America was distracted with an imploding economy, joblessness, and a war based on pure fraud, the GOP was busy creating a Frankenstein monster in the federal judiciary.

Supreme Court: Does It Matter Who's the Next Justice?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

There are two kinds of Americans: those who care fervently about the Supreme Court and those who care, mostly, not a whit at all about it.

Can Harry Reid Deliver?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Given that Harry Reid's Senate is not exactly known for moving with blinding speed, one has to wonder whether Harry Reid can deliver on some of these big issues before the midterm elections or not.

Jason Linkins

Justice Stevens Retiring?: Arlen Specter Thinks He Should Wait Due To Senate 'Gridlock' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has recently been sending signals that his retirement from the Court is nigh, and those signals have been stro...

John Paul Stevens On Supreme Court Retirement: 'I Have To Fish Or Cut Bait'

AP//The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he "will surely" retire while President Barack Obama is still in office, giving the preside...

John Paul Stevens Speculates On Supreme Court Retirement: 'Within The Next Three Years,' Maybe Earlier

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Paul Stevens, the longest serving Supreme Court justice speculated about his own retirement from the high court in an interview with Jeffrey Toob...

The Supreme Court: Where They Went To College (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Harvard lays claim to the most Supreme Court justices -- five went there for law school. Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor both chose Princeton for the...

Friday Talking Points [113] -- Republican Reconciliation Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the dust settles on the aftermath of the health reform summit, not much has changed. Not that anyone really expected anything to change, much, to be honest.

Learning on the Job

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Retiring Justice Stevens, whose views on both abortion and capital punishment shifted during his lengthy service, exemplifies an increasingly rare type of public servant: one who is willing to change.

Supreme Court's New Season: Looking Ahead

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Questions before the Supreme Court, which begins its new term Monday, include corporate political spending, dog-fighting videos, a cross in the desert...

Ted Stevens 2014? Former Senator Files For Candidacy

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska has filed a statement of candidacy for the 2014 election, but an aide cautions agains...

Alaska Republicans Want Redo Election For Stevens

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Republican Party on Thursday called on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich to resign in light of the now-abandoned federa...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual awards! For the past three years, this column has paid homage (translation: "ripped off their gimmick") to the McLaughlin Group...

Election 2008 Odds and Ends -- Waiting for Missouri and Alaska, Pro-Marijuana Initiatives and More...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have had a virtual news blackout on what is going on in the two states we're waiting for -- Missouri's presidential results, and Alaska's senatorial results. Here is what I managed to find out.

Talking With The F.B.I.'s Undercover Source In Alaska's VECO Corruption Case

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: "It's going to be a tight race, but Stevens could still win this thing. Stevens has been around so long, and we do have a very partisan situation up here in Alaska."

Exclusive Interview: Frank Prewitt, Author Of Last Bridge To Nowhere

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: The book is my experience working as the confidential source who spent nearly four years helping the F.B.I. pry the lid open on the sordid world of political corruption in Alaska and Washington.