The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, defended his scathing assessment but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. "We knew where the responsibility rested," Thomas Pickering said Sunday.
"They've tried to point a finger at people more senior than where we found the decisions were made," Pickering, whose career spans four decades, said of Clinton's critics. Read More
Negative though it was, musician Michelle Shocked’s anti-gay outburst at a San Francisco nightclub last week actually exposed a lot of positives. The horrified reaction was instant and wide-reaching, and it showed just how far our society has come in accepting the LGBT community. Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's embrace of gay marriage Monday signals she may be seriously weighing a 2016 presidential run and trying to avoid the type of late-to-the-party caution that hurt her first bid.
Her chief Democratic rivals endorsed same-sex marriage as much as seven years ago, and it's widely popular with Democratic and independent voters. Read More
Rumors continue to swirl around the possible royal zygote of Kate Middleton and Prince William.
This time it really seems like she could be pregnant … right? At least, that’s what her “good friend” Jessica Hay told the Australian tabloid New Idea, assuring everyone that the joyous announcement will be made next month. Hay also publicly predicted the pair’s marriage, but granted, that didn’t take E.S.P. to deduce; even ESPN could’ve seen that one coming. Read More
George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. Read More
Gov. Jerry Brown said, “I’m fired up and ready to go!” in response to Candy Crowley’s question as to whether he will run for re-election in 2014. Read More
Just across the Bay from where Rosie the Riveter helped America win World War II, another female icon of the U.S. implored the countries of the Pacific to supercharge the next generation of female workers. Read More
Hundreds of workers at two downtown Hyatt hotels popular with tourists walked off the job Thursday in a one-week strike, part of a coordinated action at other hotel branches around the country.
The strikes at the Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center and the Grand Hyatt near Union Square involve 700 employees, including housekeepers, cooks, doormen and bellmen. Read More
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday not to lose patience with Pakistan, despite the United States' perpetually frustrating relationship with the country.
"America cannot and should not try to solve Pakistan’s problems; they have to eventually do that themselves," she said. "But nor can we walk away from this relationship and ignore the consequences." Read More
Democratic pressure for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign mounts after an uncensored photo of the congressman’s genitals was leaked Wednesday. Weiner admitted to sending lewd pictures over the internet to several women during his Monday press conference. Here’s the new rundown of Democratic reactions to Weinergate:
At this point, 9 Democratic leaders have called for his resignation: Read More