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For Syria's Assad, Will Playing the Israel Card Work?

For decades, Arab autocrats have had a cynical but effective strategy for silencing dissent within their countries: whenever the temperature gets too hot, change the topic to Israel and its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:40am

Beyond the Headlines

This last week has seen a potpourri of interesting political developments on the presidential, senatorial, and congressional election front.  

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 10:40pm

Civil War Era Law Could Lead to Financial Crisis Prosecutions

The financial crisis crime beat has picked up over the past few weeks.

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 8:40pm

Porn Industry and Conservative Activists Unite Over Bin Laden Photos

The conservative watchdog group suing President Obama for the release of Osama bin Laden's death materials just gained an unlikely ally: the porn industry press.

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 8:40pm

White House Outlines Comprehensive Strategy for Cyberspace Issues

The White House outlined plans to coordinate all efforts related to the Internet in its first-ever International Strategy for Cyberspace released on Monday.

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 8:40pm

Why a U.S. Court Might Order the Release of the Bin Laden Photos

While Freedom of Information Act experts are split on whether a FOIA request will ultimately force the release of Osama bin Laden's death photos, a report by Reuters sheds news light on how news agencies seeking the photos could force the Obama administration's hand. The crucial legal precedent is the 2006 release of detainee abuse photos from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 7:40pm

Quote: Iowan Tells Gingrich to Save Himself Further Embarrassment

"Get out now before you make a bigger fool of yourself."

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 7:40pm

4 Keys to Immigration Reform: Highlight White House's Enforcement Record

Part two of a four-part video series looking at tactics the Obama administration should use to make progress with the public and a key group of the electorate, Hispanics, on the issue of immigration. Watch part one.

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 6:40pm

Berg Enters N.D. Senate Race

Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.) officially announced his Senate candidacy for retiring Sen. Kent Conrad's (D) seat Monday via a video announcement, giving his party a top candidate in the open seat race.

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 6:40pm

Emanuel Takes Shots at Wisconsin as He's Sworn In as Chicago Mayor

Rahm Emanuel was sworn in as mayor of Chicago Monday, ending the Daley family's control of that office for most of the last five decades.

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 6:40pm