MANAMA (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday the United States would maintain a wide array of military forces in the Middle East to ensure security in the volatile region despite diplomatic overtures toward Iran over its nuclear program.
Richard Stengel, Time
Nelson Mandela was always uncomfortable talking about his own death. But not because he was afraid or in doubt. He was uncomfortable because he understood that people wanted him to offer homilies about death and he had none to give. He was an utterly unsentimental man. I once asked him about his mortality while we were out walking one morning in the Transkei, the remote area of South Africa where he was born. He looked around at the green and tranquil landscape and said something about how he would be joining his Â“ancestors.Â” Â“Men come and men go,Â” he later said. Â“I have come and I…
Two Democrats running for re-election in Colorado next year appear to be vulnerable, as both have approval ratings that are underwater.
But according to a new survey conducted by the Democratic Party-affiliated Public Policy Polling, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Mark Udall still hold leads against all of their potential Republican challengers, despite their slipping numbers.
Hickenlooper, who ascended to office with an easy victory over former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo in 2010 (and who is occasionally mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential contender), now has the approval of just 45…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Randy Forbes, a key member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Thursday urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to rethink the U.S. Navy’s current plan to allow Boeing Co’s F/A-18 fighter jet production to close in 2016.
John Dramani Mahama, NY Times
It is no coincidence that in the years since Mandela’s release so much of Africa has turned toward democracy and the rule of law. His utilization of peace as a vehicle of liberation showed Africa that if we were to move beyond the divisiveness caused by colonization, and the pain of our self-inflicted wounds, compassion and forgiveness must play a role in governance. Countries, like people, must acknowledge the trauma they have experienced, and they must find a way to reconcile, to make what was broken whole again.
The Los Angeles talk radio market was dramatically altered Thursday when radio giant Clear Channel announced that “The Rush Limbaugh Show” would be moving from West Coast flagship station KFI-AM 640 to KTLK-AM 1150 (now renamed “The Patriot”) beginning Jan. 1.
Limbaugh, who had been on KFI for more than two decades, will be joined on the new station by Glenn Beck in the mornings and Sean Hannity in the afternoons. KTLK, which currently airs “The Stephanie Miller Show” and other liberal-oriented programs, also has plans to begin…