Articles by Laura Matthews
- State Of The Union: What To Watch For
February 12 2013 12:41 PM
While jobs and economy will remain Obama's primary focus during the State of the Union Address, there are other things on his wish list.
- State Of The Union 2013: Nuclear Weapons Cut Coming?
February 11 2013 3:45 PM
Obama is expected to propose a reduction in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. How many nuclear weapons would this leave America?
- GOP Threats To Hagel, Brennan May Bite Back
February 11 2013 11:31 AM
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham urges his fellow senators to block voting on the two nominees. It may not be a good idea.
- Will US Be Less Safe After Budget Ax Falls On The Pentagon?
February 08 2013 7:37 PM
Sequestration cuts totaling $1.2 trillion will take effect March 1. Pentagon programs will be hit hard. Do these cuts leave America in danger?
- No Drones Here: Seattle Stops Unmanned Aerial Surveillance
February 08 2013 2:23 PM
Mounting privacy concerns led Seattle's mayor to order the police to return its drones to the manufacturer.
- Spy Chief Nominee Brennan Holds Onto His Secrets
February 08 2013 11:10 AM
Brennan's promises of transparency while "optimizing secrecy" is the best we can hope for if he is confirmed to head the CIA.
- Protesters Send Brennan Hearing Into Early Recess
February 07 2013 3:03 PM
Protesters forced lawmakers to temporarily recess within minutes of Brennan's opening statements.
- Chuck Hagel Gets No Love From Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer
February 07 2013 1:17 PM
Sen. Fischer says she holds nominees to U.S. Secretary of Defense to higher standards.
- Tough Hill Questions Likely For Brennan
February 07 2013 12:48 PM
Drone strikes and torture policy are likely to come up at John Brennan's hearing. Here are five questions senators are likely to ask.
- Brennan On Hill: Will Drones Or Waterboarding Be The Focus?
February 07 2013 10:07 AM
Brennan’s nomination process may not prove to be smooth sailing, due to his possible connection to controversial interrogation practices.
- Boy Scouts Of America Delays Decision On Gay Ban
February 06 2013 1:59 PM
Boy Scouts of America has delayed its decision, saying it needs more time to determine whether to lift its national gay ban for members.
- Ed Koch: The Sharp-Tongued Mayor Of New York's Revival
February 01 2013 11:40 AM
Three-term New York City Mayor Ed Koch was no stranger to controversy but left a giant mark on the politics of America's biggest city.