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The Swampby Peter Wallsten Slowly over the past few weeks, some of President Barack Obama's most fervent supporters have come to an unhappy realization: The candidate who they thought was squarely on their side in policy fights is now a president......
The Swampby David Savage The Supreme Court said today it would decide whether the government can maintain a cross in a national park to honor fallen soldiers in the latest test of church-state separation. The cross case will give the Roberts......
Who's on Team Gloucester?The American Civil Liberties Union issued a press release today urging Gov. Tim Kaine to approve legislation that aims to protect the rights of citizens who petition to remove an elected official from office.The law, which stems from the dispute......
The Swampby David G. Savage President Obama announced his first judicial nomination today, elevating U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton from southern Indiana to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. White House officials described Hamilton as a...
Tags: Indiana, Bill Clinton, Richard Lugar, Evan Bayh, Barack Obama
The Swampby Mark Silva `Former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who says he "marshaled'' arguments against the Obama administration's release of Bush administration memoranda detailing the extent of the harshest interrogation techniques employed in the "war on terror,...
The Swampby Peter Wallsten and Janet Hook President Obama's decision Wednesday to try to block the court-ordered release of photographs depicting alleged abuse of detainees by U.S. soldiers sets him on a confrontational course with his liberal base. But it is........
The Swampby Mark Silva Our colleague, Manya Brachear, writes of the new campaign: "In the Beginning, Man Created God." The turn on the Bible's opening was "plastered on the side of 25 Chicago buses this week as part of an advertising......
Tags: Indiana, Vermont, Alabama, Politics, Mississippi
Who's on Team Gloucester?Judge Westbrook J. Parker's ruling ordering the 40 Gloucester petitioners to cough up $2,000 apiece had no more than been filed before the American Civil Liberties Union started blasting away. Noting that the General Assembly passed a law this year...
The Swampby Mark Silva J. Gerald Hebert, a former senior trial attorney in the Civil Rights division of the Department of Justice, was one of the voices who derailed Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in his bid for a federal judgeship in......
Tags: Alabama, Politics, Justice and Rights, Civil Rights, Government
The Swampby Greg Miller and David G. Savage Obama administration officials said Monday they would not meet self-imposed deadlines for deciding what to do with scores of detainees too dangerous to release from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The delays,......
The Swampby Josh Meyer and Julian E. Barnes bbe Obama administration could transfer Guantanamo inmates to be tried and detained at a hybrid military-civilian prison in the United States as part of a proposal being examined by U.S. security agencies, officials........
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated at 9:40 pm EDT President Barack Obama's White House seder was a small affair for family and friends. Tonight's Ramadan dinner was a big one: Cabinet members -- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Attorney General......
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