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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

A lot of gray area surrounds the political rhetoric about the White House’s decision to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo. Read more»

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Uruguayan President-elect Jose Mujica shake hands during their joint press conference at the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, March, 2010.

From ganja to Guantanamo, there's a stunning array of topics for Jose Mujica and Barack Obama to discuss. Read more»

Corporations and stockholders are still prospering under Barack Obama’s presidency, while the economy steadily adds more jobs and millions sign up for health insurance under Obamacare. Wages remain stagnant for those who have jobs, and there are still 3.7 million who have been jobless for six months or more. U.S. oil production is booming and dependence on oil imports is plunging, but the national debt has now almost exactly doubled under this president, and historically large deficits continue. Read more»

US President Barack Obama greets UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at the State Memorial Service of the late former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at FNB Stadium in Soweto.

US President Barack Obama gave an end-of-year press conference Friday, and it likely — much like his entire year — didn't go as he planned. After brief opening remarks, the president's very first question came from Julie Pace of the Associated Press. "Has this been the worst year of your presidency?" she asked. It all went downhill from there. Read more»

Lindsey Graham [R-SC]

Sen. Lindsey Graham exaggerated when he claimed “all the information” that led to the capture of Osama bin Laden came from “enemy combatants held at Guantanamo Bay.” Detainees provided “key information” about bin Laden’s “courier network,” but “other sources” provided “other intelligence” that ultimately led to his capture and death, intelligence officials have said. Read more»

Ground zero on Sept. 17, 2001.

ProPublica has gathered the seminal stories of the years after Sept. 11, the ones that reveal the reality about the attackers and how our government changed in the post-9/11 era. Read more»