Brown Arrives in Washington After Senate Win – FOXNews.com


Republican Scott Brown, the senator-elect from Massachusetts whose upset victory turned him into somewhat of a savior for his party, arrived in Washington Thursday to meet with Senate leaders and check out his new digs. The soon-to-be former state lawmaker, who appeared bleary-eyed and still processing his victory at a press conference the day before, […]

Pelosi: House lacks votes to OK Senate health bill – Yahoo! News


WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate’s sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama’s signature issue. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the […]

Failed attempt to kill Israeli envoy in Jordan – Jerusalem Post


A bomb exploded near a two-car convoy belonging to Israel’s embassy in Jordan on Thursday afternoon. The cars were making their way to Amman. No one was hurt in the incident and the vehicles continued to their destination shortly thereafter. The Foreign Ministry received a briefing on the incident. According to several reports, the ambassador […]

Obama takes steps to bolster security – latimes.com


Declaring that “the buck stops with me,” President Obama on Thursday released the results of an internal investigation into the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt and ordered a series of incremental measures meant to close gaps in the U.S. intelligence system that failed to detect it in advance.The president avoided blaming any particular agency or […]

“Shock” U.S. report due on attempted airline attack – AP


WASHINGTON Reuters – The White House was poised to release a report on Thursday that top aides said will shock Americans about security lapses that allowed a Nigerian man to come close to blowing up a Detroit-bound airliner on December 25.President Barack Obama, in remarks scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST 2130 GMT, was set to […]

Where Are The Stories On What Pakistanis Actually Think About Drone Attacks?


The New York Times ran a short piece yesterday via Reuters news service which indicated that U.S. drone attacks in Afpak [Afghanistan and the Pakistani border] are “undermining efforts to deal with militancy.” A drone aircraft was reported to have killed 3 militants in a car traveling in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region. It also mentions [...]

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Interview With Robert Morgenthau: Obama “smoking pot” if he thinks “being nice” to Iran is “going to get him anywhere” – WSJ.com


In the criminal justice system, the people of Manhattan have been represented for 35 years by New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. This is his story.Mr. Morgenthau, who inspired the original D.A. character on the television program “Law and Order,” will retire on Thursday at age 90. Much of the barely fictitious drama is […]

Congress raises debt ceiling to $12.4 trillion – AP


The Senate voted Thursday to raise the ceiling on the government debt to $12.4 trillion, a massive increase over the current limit and a political problem that President Barack Obama has promised to address next year. The Senate’s rare Christmas Eve vote, 60-39, follows House passage last week and raises the debt ceiling by $290 […]

Franken the Clown Turns Senate Into a Circus


Al Franken disrespects Joe Lieberman and makes a circus of the Senate.

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Conservative praise for Nobel speech, POLITICO.com


President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize speech Thursday is drawing praise from some unlikely quarters – conservative Republicans – who likened Obama’s defense of “just wars” to the worldview of his predecessor, Republican George W. Bush. It’s already being called the “Obama Doctrine” – a notion that foreign policy is a struggle of good and […]