Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East.
Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region's fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Department's documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family. read more
The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family's finances.
Former President George W. Bush did not lie about the presence of weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq War, journalist Bob Woodward said Sunday.
The argument has been used for years by Democrats and other detractors, but Woodward said on "Fox News Sunday" that his own 18-month investigation showed that Bush was actually skeptical that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had WMDs as Saddam claimed.
Clinton has been a liberal activist all her life going back to her Wellesley College days in the 1960s when she was an activist in the left-wing, protest movement of the day.
So it certainly came as a shock to read this headline on the front page of the liberal Washington Post this week: "Sensing a voter shift, Clinton tacks to left." Come again?
If anything, that headline demonstrated just how far to the left the Post really is when it suggests that Clinton was somewhere to the right of the Democratic Party's left wing before her latest dodge to the far left.
Cheryl Mills, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's chief of staff, and other top Clinton aides were personally involved in certain Freedom Of Information Act requests during Clinton's tenure at the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In one instance, her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, told State Department records specialists she wanted to see all documents requested on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and later demanded that some be held back.