“Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!” The speaker, if the story is true, was President Lyndon B. Johnson instructing Secretary of State Dean Rusk on what to say to French President Charles DeGaulle. The year was 1966 and DeGaulle had announced he wanted all U.S. troops out of France. Johnson thought it appropriate to ask if that included the ones in the ground.
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is preparing a bill to repeal the post-9/11 legislation that two presidents have relied on as justification for waging war in several countries simultaneously.
The special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts has turned ugly, with Republican Gabriel Gomez calling Democrat Ed Markey "pond scum" after a Markey TV ad featuring a split screen with Gomez and Osama bin Laden.
During President Obama's speech in Washington Thursday, a woman heckler sparred several times with him about drones and the Guantanamo detention center.
Connecticut's seven-week-old gun law, passed in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook School in Newtown in December, has been challenged in federal court.
Attorney General Eric Holder issued the first official acknowledgement Wednesday that the United States has killed four U.S. citizens with drone strikes.
The editors of Antiwar.com are suing the FBI for access to surveillance files they say the agency has compiled on them and their online magazine.
The same IRS office that targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status released pending applications from nine such groups to the liberal news source ProPublica late last year, according to a story on the publication's website.
News that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors of the Associated Press has triggered a storm of protest.
The Philadelphia doctor whose late-term abortions were carried out in an alleged "house of horrors" was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder Monday.