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By Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Zeina Karam, Associated Press
In 1989 Powell became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that role he oversaw the U.S. invasion of Panama and later the U.S. invasion of Kuwait to oust the Iraqi army in 1991.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake.
By Connie Cass, Associated Press
The McClatchy news service late Thursday published what it said are the voluminous, still-classified review's 20 findings. It concludes that the "enhanced interrogation techniques" failed to produce valuable intelligence; the CIA misled the Bush administration, Congress and the public about…
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
President Obama's likely nomination of James Comey as FBI director could prove an easy confirmation with bipartisan support. Judy Woodruff talks to Bloomberg News' Phil Mattingly and New York Times' Michael Schmidt about the former deputy attorney general's qualifications for…
Controlling mounting Medicare costs has become a central flash point in the budget deficit battle. Judy Woodruff discusses the brewing Medicare debate with Gail Wilensky, a former Medicare oversight official in the first Bush administration, and Chris Jennings, a former…
What turmoil in the Middle East and wider Arab world may mean in the long-term.
The Supreme Court is considering whether the Patriot Act violates Americans' rights to free speech. Gwen Ifill talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more on what issues the justices are considering.
After dueling speeches from President Obama and former Vice President Cheney on security policy, columnists and analysts weigh the shape of the debate on detainees and other issues.
Lawmakers have been pushing through a busy agenda in recent days, debating issues from the closing of the Guantanamo prison facility to the legalities of carrying loaded guns into national parks. Political analysts Stuart Rothenberg and Amy Walter offer insight.
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