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Udall: National debt is serious security threat

Today, Senator Mark Udall issued a statement commenting on Obama's nomination of Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Udall said the country's debt is among its most serious national security threats and said it will be up to Panetta to manage a budget as well as managing military operations.

Mixed reactions for Panetta-Petraeus Defense-CIA announcements

The release of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate has overshadowed another major story coming out of the administration today. Multiple sources within the Pentagon have told the AP and reporters from other publications that President Obama intends to nominate current CIA director Leon Panetta to fill the position held by outgoing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and that Gen. David Petraeus will be chosen to replace Panetta at the CIA.

Petraeus pick for Afghanistan signals less murky plan for 2011

“This is a change in personnel but not a change in policy,” President Obama said after he fired Gen. Stanley McChrystal for talking smack...

With foreign policy statement, Norton stakes out position on far right

U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton is pushing controversial positions on terrorism and the war in Afghanistan in a foreign-policy statement posted at her website....

‘American hero’ Petraeus faints at Senate hearing

The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East and South Asia fainted after ranking Republican John McCain called him one of the great...

Battle brewing between Obama and civil liberties groups on detentions

It was a blind quote hitting the civil-libertarian solar plexus. Bad enough that, as ProPublica’s Dafna Linzner and The Washington Post’s Peter Finn reported late on Friday afternoon, the Obama administration was readying an executive order that would establish a system of preventive detention in terrorism cases. President Obama himself had indicated in a May speech at the National Archives that he wanted to seek legislation toward the same idea. But now an administration official had told reporters that those same opponents of preventive detention had given the president cover to pursue it: “Civil liberties groups have encouraged the administration, that if a prolonged detention system were to be sought, to do it through executive order.”

Harber Goes to Iraq; Invites Colorado Confidential Readers to Submit Questions...

Under a special arrangement with "The Aaron Harber Show" and KBDI-TV Channel 12, Colorado Confidential readers are invited to submit questions to Aaron Harber...