Council meetings will include the president's adviser and leave out key national security figures, except when their expertise is requested. Council meetings will include the president's adviser and leave out key national security figures, except when their expertise is requested.
The off-screen politics of Eastwood the celebrity have made headlines in his later years, but as a storyteller, he has a knack for nuance and moral complexity.The off-screen politics of Eastwood the celebrity have made headlines in his later years, but as a storyteller, he has a knack for nuance and moral complexity.
It is almost eerie how closely Hillary Clinton's current email scandal parallels the beginnings of the Whitewater fiasco that ensnared her and her husband almost 20 years ago.
Bush and his top officials remade reality in Iraq on an almost unimaginable scale and, as we study the region today, the results bear no relation to the world they imagined creating. On the other hand, there were two dreams they had that, after a fashion, did come into existence.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss the big and sudden changes that shook up the newsroom at The New York Times this week. Does the ousting of executive editor Jill Abramson represent a setback for women at the Gray Lady and in newsrooms everywhere?
Karl Rove was reported to have raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s mental well-being because of her fall in late 2012.
When Karl Rove praises a politician's "straightforward" approach to an erupting scandal, it seems wise to expect that something very twisted will instead emerge in due course -- and to consider his real objectives.
ProPublica, which has been tracking Rove’s politician financing group, reports Monday that the organization apparently misstated what its beneficiary groups used the money for. And it wasn’t social welfare, as claimed.
A new IRS filing reveals that a shadowy Koch brothers-led nonprofit, Freedom Partners, spent nearly a quarter-billion dollars trying to influence 2012 elections and policy discussions. Most of the donors remain secret. Can you say, "oligarchy"?
What the former vice president did in ordering his aides Scooter Libby and Karl Rove to release the information about Valerie Plame’s identity was no different from Edward Snowden’s decision to contact the press about the NSA surveillance program. And yet, Cheney mysteriously has not been charged with espionage.