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As climate summit enters final stretch, activists decry it as a failure

Crucial talks in Glasgow to rein in climate change entered the final stretch on Monday after a weekend of protests where activists criticized the conference as a failure because world leaders aren't taking global warming seriously enough. ... Read more»

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Arizona officials cite highs, lows that will be Colin Powell’s legacy

Arizona politicians from both sides of the aisle praised former Secretary of State Colin Powell as a dedicated public servant who will inspire “generations of Americans,” but who also leaves behind a mixed legacy. ... Read more»

Declassifying the 9/11 Investigation

President Joe Biden took the notable step last week of ordering the Justice Department and other agencies to disclose new portions of their long-secret files on the Qaida plot - what remains in doubt is whether the declassification will resolve the mysteries that still surround the case.... Read more»

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Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years

The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. The 20 numbers highlighted below, some drawn from figures released on Sept. 1, 2021, by the Costs of War Project, help tell the story of the Afghanistan War.... Read more»

TurboTax-maker Intuit will leave free tax filing partnership with IRS

TurboTax maker Intuit, the largest company in the tax-preparation software industry, announced it will leave the Free File program, the public-private partnership that offers free tax filing to millions of Americans but has been a magnet for controversy since its creation two decades ago. ... Read more»

Trump administration awarding border wall contracts but doesn’t own land to build on

The government’s strategy of awarding contracts before acquiring titles to land in Texas has led to millions of dollars in costs for delays. Things could get even more complicated if President-elect Joe Biden stops border wall construction.... Read more»

McCain calls on U.S. to lead world, reject 'spurious nationalism'

The remarks came during a ceremony that veered from humorous to serious as the Arizona Republican was awarded the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal, to recognize those “who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over.”... Read more»

Obama, Bush call for unity at Dallas memorial

President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said Tuesday the best way to honor their lives is for Americans to open their hearts to one another and unite.... Read more»

FactCheck: Christie PAC wrong about Gitmo prisoners

A TV ad from a pro-Chris Christie super PAC shows the New Jersey governor saying, “30 percent of the people the president has released from Guantanamo have gone back in the terrorism business.” That’s way off.... Read more»

FactCheck

Dems exaggerate about GOP 'privatization' plans for Social Security

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims Jeb Bush supported his brother’s Social Security plan that would put “Americans at risk of losing their retirement savings with the ups and downs of Wall Street.”... Read more»

FactCheck

Bush, Clinton play blame game in Iraq

Who’s responsible for withdrawing all U.S. combat troops from Iraq at the end of 2011? Jeb Bush says President Obama is to blame, while Hillary Clinton’s campaign says President George W. Bush signed the agreement that set the withdrawal date.... Read more»

Rick Perry says he would not have ordered U.S. invasion of Iraq

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday weighed in on the latest issue to animate the GOP's 2016 presidential field, volunteering that he would not have invaded Iraq knowing what he does now. Perry raised the issue while discussing the news that the Islamic State group had seized control of the key Iraqi city of Ramadi.... Read more»

FactChecking Chris Christie's part-time worker claim

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie claims “we’ve had a huge shift from full-time work to part-time work” under President Obama. ... Read more»

Tucson group cultivating civility at state capitols

More than 200 state legislators have participated in workshops aimed at improving civil discourse and building bipartisan trust.... Read more»1

Obama issues 12 pardons. That’s still far fewer than predecessors

The president’s 18 commutations put him ahead of recent presidents but his use of pardons still lags behind Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. ... Read more»

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Cheney's tortured facts

The former vice president offers misleading spin in defending CIA interrogation tactics.... Read more»

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