Politico: Mitt wins ugly
may have won ugly in Michigan, but his narrow victory
will temper the mounting criticism of his candidacy, even though his resilience is about to be tested again in some of the biggest prizes of
Lightsquared CEO resigns over connections to Obama
LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday amid revelations of his company's political proximity - and his own closeness - to
Obama connected law firm got stimulus money
to develop and produce two lines of electric vehicles.
Under Obama, America in decline
President Obama is worried about the effect that high gas prices will have on his re-election. It's the old problem of pain at the pump having a knock-on effect at the ballot box.
If American voters are keeping close tabs on what's been going on in America, Obama won't have to worry about collateral damage from high gas prices, because his re-election possibilities will be as promising as Jimmy Carter's and for the same reason. The nation has been steadily declining on his watch.
Medical ethicists argue in favor of post birth abortion of newborns
Alberto Giubilini with Monash University in Melbourne and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne write that in "circumstances occur[ing] after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible."
Sebelius: Obamacare tax is not an tax per se
The Obama Justice Department's case that Obamacare is constitutional hinges on the idea that the mandate is no different from any other tax in that it effectively "raises taxes" on everyone who disobeys it by expropriating money from them. This particular defense was explored by the
when it was first introduced:
Top Al Qaeda leader arrested in Cairo
A senior Al Qaeda leader wanted for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa was arrested at the Cairo International Airport on Wednesday, after arriving on a flight from Pakistan, according to Egyptian security officials.
Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi, once a confidant of Osama bin Laden, allegedly plotted the near simultaneous attacks on U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya that left more than 200 people dead. A militant Islamist for decades, Makkawi is linked to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat following Cairo's peace treaty with Israel.
Makkawi, a former Egyptian army officer, has often been described as a military and intelligence strategist and one-time chief of bin Laden's security detail. He's known by the alias Saif al-Adel, which in Arabic means the "sword of justice."
He's written terrorist manuals, including one reportedly called, "The Base of the Vanguard," and trained militants in Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan.