Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC News that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's confidants have been speaking to other nations “allegedly on Gadhafi’s behalf” for exile options.
She did not say which nations Gadhafi’s regime has been speaking to but former Libyan officials who spoke to The Examiner said Venezuela, headed by American foe Hugo Chavez, is one. Chavez is a close ally of Gadhafi and defended him at the beginning of the uprising. Read More
According to the Daily Beast, Former president Bill Clinton strongly supported the US taking measures to implement a 'no-fly' zone in Libya to aid protestors struggling against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The President made his remarks last night at the Newsweek & Daily Beast's Woman in the World Summitt. Read More
We learned, I think, two important things from Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the GOP rebuttal. Both had to do with the power struggles within the two parties, and who now has the upper hand in those battles. Read More
Jeremy Rabkin, law professor at the George Mason School of Law, warned the audience that he had no inside information on Supreme Court Justice-to-be Elena Kagan. With those words, nearly palpable disappointment settled over the room. No dirt on Kagan? Read More
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan began her Senate confirmation hearings yesterday. Unless the nominee utterly self-destructs, there is every indication she will be be confirmed as the next Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Read More
In the nearly 160,000 pages of recently released documents that relate to Elena Kagan, precious little appears about Paula Jones -- even though Kagan was intimately involved in President Clinton’s sexual harassment lawsuit in her capacity in the White House Counsel’s office. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) today had something to say about that. Read More
The White House admitted Thursday that it offered Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff a job at the U.S. Agency for International Development, but it has never said specifically what it offered Rep. Joe Sestak to keep him from challenging Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Senate primary. Read More
We Americans may have declared our independence from Britain in 1776, but there are still similar rhythms in British and American politics. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan both came to power amid the ruins of the 1970s and restored their nations' economies and spirits in the 1980s. Bill Clinton and Tony Blair both developed "third-way" politics that transformed unelectable leftist parties into center-left political colossuses in the 1990s. Read More
Left parties are in trouble in the Anglosphere. Here in America Democrats are doing worse in the polls than at any time in the last 50 years. In Britain the Labor party is on the brink of finishing third, behind both Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, in the election next Thursday.
All of which raises the question: What happened to the "third way" center-left movement that once seemed to sweep all before it? Read More