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Latest Stories from Left, Right, and Center

Last updated: Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:09 PM

Obama's New War, Scotland's Vote, Campaign Finance

Friday, September 12 2014 09:00 PM

Obama lays out a policy on ISIS, Scottish independence, the Senate takes on Citizens United, Ray Rice.

NATO, BP Accountability, Politics of Joan Rivers

Friday, September 05 2014 08:00 PM

The West versus ISIS and Russia, Europe primes the pump, BP's high-octane negligence, the politics of Joan Rivers.

Ukraine, ISIS, Burger King and Drones

Friday, August 29 2014 07:00 PM

A stealth war in Ukraine, the threat of ISIS and what we should do, the Burger King betrayal and drones are coming.

The Hot and Cold Edition

Friday, August 22 2014 09:00 PM

Russia rolls into Ukraine, Obama golfs while ISIS kills, Ferguson cools, Perry chills and that ice bucket challenge.

Tragedy in Ferguson, Al-Maliki Steps Down, Hillary Speaks Out

Friday, August 15 2014 08:00 PM

Working toward a new mood in Missouri? Iraq, Hillary, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall.

Air Strikes in Iraq, Obama's Poor Poll Numbers, and 40 Years after Nixon

Friday, August 08 2014 09:00 PM

American?s strike at ISIS, New poll shows bad news for Obama, and Nixon?s resignation 40 years later.

The Senate Vs. the CIA, End of the Gaza Ceasefire, and the Role of the US Abroad

Friday, August 01 2014 09:00 PM

The CIA vs. the Senate, the end of the Gaza ceasefire, and how the world sees U.S. leadership.

Days of Rage in Gaza, the Ukraine, Obamacare and Paul Ryan

Friday, July 25 2014 08:00 PM

A heated debate over Gaza, the latest on the Ukraine, Obamacare and Paul Ryan.

Jet Downed in Ukraine, Rolling Into Gaza, Iran Deadline

Friday, July 18 2014 06:00 PM

Investigating Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Israel moves into Gaza, Iran nuclear negotiations.

The Global Mess Edition

Saturday, July 12 2014 05:00 PM

We discuss the mess in Israel, along the border, between Germany and the US. and the Afghanistan election.

Good Money News, Hobby Lobby Fallout, and FB?s Big Experiment

Friday, July 04 2014 12:00 AM

Obama?s good economic news, the Hobby Lobby fallout, anger in Israel, and Facebook?s social experiments.

The Supreme Court Goes... Phonanimous?

Friday, June 27 2014 10:00 PM

The Supreme Court's big decisions on cell phones, recess appointments and abortion buffer zones. Supporting Syrian rebels and the Ukraine.

What Now in Iraq and Syria, House GOP, Scott Walker

Friday, June 20 2014 11:00 PM

Starting from scratch in Iraq, Republican leadership and Scott Walker.

Eric Cantor Steps Down and Debating Iraq

Friday, June 13 2014 09:00 PM

A political earthquake in DC. What should we do about Iraq?

The Bergdahl Exchange, a Soft Economy, and Dowd Gets Baked

Friday, June 06 2014 08:13 PM

The Bergdahl exchange raises questions about the Taliban, looking at the real state of the US economy, and Maureen Dowd gets really high in Colorado.

Deadly Shooting, Obama Foreign Policy and Edward Snowden

Friday, May 30 2014 10:54 PM

Deadly attacks spark discussion about mental health, sexism and gun control. President Obama plans to pull out of Afghanistan and Edward Snowden speaks out.

VA Scandal, China's Cyber War and Gas Deal

Friday, May 23 2014 08:47 PM

How much does the VA hospital scandal hurt Obama? Is China's cyber war the new frontier? China and Russia's gas deal.

Jill Abramson Fired, Karl Rove on Hillary, VA Scandal

Friday, May 16 2014 08:13 PM

Was Jill Abramson fired for being pushy? Karl Rove goes after Hillary's health. Is there a scandal brewing at the VA?

DC Drama, Ukraine, Nigeria, the Return of Monica Lewinsky

Friday, May 09 2014 10:47 PM

Conspiracy week in Washington, mixed Moscow messages, Benghazi, Boko Haram and Monica Lewinsky.

A Good and Bad Economy, Ukraine, the Death Penalty

Friday, May 02 2014 07:49 PM

Mixed messages on the economy, growing tensions in the Ukraine, and a renewed debate over the morality of the death penalty.

Inequality, Foreign Affairs Troubles, and a Nevada Rancher

Friday, April 25 2014 07:55 PM

Thomas Piketty's book on economics and rising inequality, a rough week in foreign affairs and Cliven Bundy offers some unsolicited advice.

Cooling Off in Ukraine, Warming Up for the GOP

Friday, April 18 2014 09:20 PM

Tensions in Ukraine cool off, GOP poll numbers heat up, and just what is the purpose of college sports.

The US, Russia and Ukraine; Sebelius Leaving

Friday, April 11 2014 09:37 PM

Should the Ukrainian city of Donetsk join Russia? HHS Secretary Sebelius steps down.

Obamacare Signs Up 7 Million, SCOTUS Changes Campaign Finances

Friday, April 04 2014 08:46 PM

Seven million sign up for healthcare; the Supreme Court lifts campaign finance restrictions.

Crimea Naivete, Hobby Lobby, Trusting the NSA

Friday, March 28 2014 09:10 PM

Who was naive about Crimea, SCOTUS considers religious freedom and can we trust the NSA?