To judge from this week’s developments, we’re still accelerating in the direction set by George W. Bush after 9/11 towards a retrenchment of White House power and secrecy, and new limits on the media.
Agency targeted tea party groups improperly and asked inappropriate questions, audit finds.
The Administration has finally figured out that many of the region’s economies are strong enough global players now to be useful to the U.S. as bloc partners in its bid to stay ahead of China’s burgeoning trade and financial power
Could it be that Obama’s red line against Tehran becoming a nuclear-weapons state is fading?
The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is outrageous, but TIME’s Joe Klein says Washington should focus on larger issues like the collapse of the middle class
The question is, how was this different from previous government attempts to track down inside sources who leaked secrets–as in the Valerie Plame/Scooter Libby fracas during the Bush Administration?
However far into the distance Cameron seems to gaze, no matter where he roams, his primary focus remains back home in Westminster and on Britain and its relationship with the European Union.
In the news: the IRS, Benghazi, Obamacare, Angelina Jolie, the US drone economy, and “Bitter Pill”
Republicans attack Obama for policies that have a familiar ring.
While targeting conservative groups may be outrageous, politically motivated audits by the IRS are far from unusual.