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Panetta: U.S. 'reaching the limits of our patience' with Pakistan

June 7, 2012 On a trip to Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday that the U.S. and the NATO coalition was running out of patience with Pakistan when it comes to cracking down on militant groups, Bloomberg reported. “It’s an increasing concern that safe havens continue to exist” in Pakistan, ...

McCain: Security leaks came from 'highest levels of White House'

June 6, 2012 A day after accusing the White House of trying to burnish its image with recent stories about a secret kill list for terrorists and efforts to use cyberattacks against Iran, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., continued his attacks on Wednesday, saying the leaks came from “the highest levels of the White ...

Report: Secret cyberwar against Iranian nukes began under Bush

June 1, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In an attempt to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. and Israel initiated a series of cyberattacks against an Iranian enrichment plant, according to The New York Times. The U.S. has recently acknowledged developing cyberweapons but to this point has not admitted using them. Suspicions were raised with the discovery ...

Rumsfeld: Obama 'weak' in the eyes of the world

May 31, 2012 Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday that President Obama is seen as weak in the eyes of the world. In an interview with Fox News, Rumsfeld mentioned Iran, North Korea and terrorist networks as threats to the United States. "But the thing that worries me the most ...

Michelle Obama: 'Let's Move' initiative not 'big government'

May 29, 2012 Michelle Obama responded to those who criticize her efforts to get children to eat healthier and exercise as “big government,” saying on Tuesday she’s simply giving “tools and information” to help parents make decisions. The First Lady appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America promoting her book American Grown: The Story ...

King: ‘Potentially dangerous collaboration’ between White House, Hollywood on bin Laden film

May 23, 2012 Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said on Wednesday that a planned Hollywood feature film on the Osama bin Laden raid that relied on CIA and Defense Department help was a “potentially dangerous collaboration” that could reveal classified information to the filmmakers. He also said the matter “requires more investigation.” In a ...

Former adviser 'a little worried' about debt ceiling fight

May 16, 2012 A former economic adviser for the Obama administration said on Wednesday that he is concerned about the possibility that a new debt ceiling fight could lead to severe consequences. When asked on CNN's Starting Point how worried he was, Austan Goolsbee, the former chief economist for Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory ...

Report: Afghan insurgents released under secret U.S. program

May 7, 2012 For several years, the United States has been releasing high-level insurgents in Afghanistan in exchange for pledges that they will give up violence, according to The Washington Post. Officials speaking on the condition of anonymity would not say how many insurgents had been released under the program or whether any ...

Romney attacks Obama over GSA scandal in new Web ad

April 30, 2012 Mitt Romney's campaign released a new Web ad on Monday that tries to pin the blame on the Obama administration for the spending scandal at the General Services Administration. The minute-long ad, titled “Broken Promises: Spending,” runs video from then-Senator Obama in 2008 claiming he would “go through the federal ...

Secret Service investigation expands to four countries

April 27, 2012 The Secret Service says it is looking into claims of agents engaging in unprofessional behavior and rule-breaking across four countries -- with one investigation dating back to 2000, CBS News reports. Seattle station KIRO reported this week that in 2011 agents visited a strip club in El Salvador by the ...