November 12, 2013 Science, politics and policy often make for a wicked mix, says commentator Adam Frank. Understanding each for what it really is should help put us on the path to making better decisions for our future.
October 24, 2013 The White House looked remarkably different Thursday night. It was bathed in pink light to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the millions who have battled the disease.
October 23, 2013 Jofi Joseph, who worked on issues related to nuclear non-proliferation, was tweeting as @natsecwonk. The posts included insulting comments about other administration officials and politicians from both parties. They were also critical of policies he was helping develop. Joseph is now out of a job.
October 14, 2013 President Obama and Congress have until Thursday, Oct. 17, to reach a deal averting a potential credit default by the U.S. government. "We've made tremendous progress. We're not there yet," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday evening.
October 10, 2013 Nuclear weapons, matches, gasoline — Thursday's White House briefing was an epic battle of metaphor, evasion and obfuscation.
October 3, 2013 In a report, the department warns that a default could do damage to the economy to rival the Great Recession.
October 1, 2013 In his interview with President Obama on Monday, NPR's Steve Inskeep says some of the president's remarks were reminiscent of what he said in 2011 during the debt ceiling crisis. One stark difference, however, was the president's firmness. "Absolutely I will not negotiate," the president said.
September 16, 2013 Five years ago this week, Lehman Brothers collapsed, and America's financial crisis began. On Monday morning, President Obama will mark the anniversary with a speech in the White House Rose Garden. The White House released a new report ahead of the address, assessing how the government's efforts to stabilize the economy turned out.
August 30, 2013 We look at a few stories making the rounds that examine what U.S. options are for a strike against the Damascus regime and what might follow such an attack.