ON JAN 27, CBS aired an interview with the newly inaugurated President Barack Obama and his outgoing secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, during which the president faced accusations that under his watch
Published12 Feb, 201302:37am
In April 1968 a squad from the US 9th infantry division in Vietnam hit a tripwire, triggering a landmine. In the troop carrier were two brothers, Chuck and Tom Hagel. Chuck freed an unconscious Tom from the wreckage and both were evacuated
Published14 Jan, 201309:03pm
One of the rare moments of enthusiasm at the Republican convention this year was when former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice evoked her life story as an example of the innate genius within the American spirit that enables the country to overcome every
Published11 Dec, 201212:05am
BARACK Obama had one thing going for him coming into this debate: he couldn’t be any worse than the last time. Mitt Romney had one drawback: he apparently couldn’t be any better.
Published19 Oct, 201201:01am
At a dinner table in Akron, Ohio, recently half a dozen Democratic activists took a break from trashing Ralph Nader for allowing a Bush victory in 2000 to discuss the material benefits of Barack Obama’s first term. One had been able to keep his children o
Published08 Oct, 201210:31pm
ATHENS, Sept 15: Greece needs a two-year extension from its international creditors to meet fiscal pledges, and a liquidity boost from the European Central Bank, said Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
Published16 Sep, 201205:03am
LONDON: As Republicans were promoting themselves as a multiracial party from the platform in Tampa two weeks ago, an ugly incident on the convention floor suggested not everyone had got the memo. From the podium a range of speakers of Haitian, Mexican, Cu
Published10 Sep, 201211:01pm
CHARLOTTE (USA): Say what you want about Bill Clinton — and people do — but he gives good convention. And so he should. The last time he didn't address a convention was 1984. He knows which delegates’ buttons to press because he sewed so many of them on h
Published06 Sep, 201209:23pm
THE dramatic turning point in the career of Will McAvoy, the once inoffensive network anchor in the new hit drama The Newsroom, comes when he’s asked to explain why America is the best country in the world.
Published31 Jul, 201212:00am
WASHINGTON: In June 1979 Jimmy Carter’s pollster, Patrick Caddell, wrote the president a devastating memo. Inflation was at 11 per cent. Unemployment, the price of oil and tension with Iran was rising.
Published19 Jun, 201203:03am