Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen is retiring after four years overseeing the U.S. military and 40 years of military service. Kwame Holman reports on Mullen’s legacy and the farewell to one of the most influential military leaders in modern U.S. history. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in on the week’s top political news, including the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the possibility of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joining the GOP 2012 field and Florida’s bid to move its primary to January. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, more than 3,000 Iraqis protested prisoner abuse and court-system corruption in the streets of Baghdad. The demonstrations were one of the biggest since political unrest began in Egypt and Tunisia. In northwestern Pakistan, a suicide bomber killed at least 31 troops at an army training camp. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, former Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman officially announced that he will not run for a fifth Senate term in 2012. Lieberman, who won re-election as an independent said it’s time to move on. Continue reading
Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates announced Thursday he would give up his day-to-day role in the company to focus on philanthropy. David Kirkpatrick, senior editor of Fortune magazine and Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy discuss Bill Gate’s move to philanthropy.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a critical moderate swing vote in many of the court’s decisions, announced Friday she was retiring after some 24 years of service. Continue reading