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October 28, 2008, 7:14 PM EDT
Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, who previously ran in the Republican primaries for president in 1996 and 2000. (AP Photo)
October 24, 2008, 7:02 PM EDT
Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama
October 23, 2008, 7:08 PM EDT
A U.S. soldier of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team walks through munitions at a joint U.S.-Iraqi army base in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008. The munitions were seized by the U.S. army and Iraqi security forces during recent operations in the Shiite enclave of Sadr city. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 21, 2008, 7:29 PM EDT
U.S. soldiers on patrol in Iraq (AP Photo).
October 21, 2008, 4:31 AM EDT
U.S. soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division preparing to leave Inshon patrol base in Youssifiyah, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. They handed over the camp of Youssifiyah to the Iraqi army Monday. (AP Photo/Loay Hameed)
October 17, 2008, 5:52 AM EDT
U.S. Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll, spokesman for the Multi-National Force in Iraq, tells reporters on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, that American troops, acting on a tip, killed the No. 2 al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Qaswarah. (AP Photo/Ali Abbas, Pool)
October 14, 2008, 6:49 PM EDT
U.S. troops in Iraq (AP Photo)
October 13, 2008, 5:35 PM EDT
( - When the Democrats won control of Congress in 2006, many pundits attributed their victory to public anger over the war in Iraq and predicted that the war would be a paramount issue in the 2008 presidential election. But with U.S. policy beginning to succeed in Iraq, it has not turned out that way.  
October 7, 2008, 8:46 PM EDT
( - U.S. Homeland Security officials should adopt a more restrictive approach to the visa waiver program rather than expand it at a time when terrorists are probing for immigration loopholes, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) during a recent hearing on Capitol Hill.   Feinstein is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, which heard testimony in September on the “Visa Waiver Program: Mitigating Risks to Ensure Safety of All Americans.”  
October 6, 2008, 10:59 PM EDT
On the Spot ( – While Congress and President Bush moved quickly to pass a $700 billion financial bailout last week, they have not moved swiftly to address the $53 trillion shortfall owed to the American people in entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare.  
October 1, 2008, 2:56 PM EDT
( - U.S. monthly combat casualties are down 86 percent from where they were a year ago for September, making it one of the least deadly months since the war began, according to a analysis of U.S. Defense Department data leading up to Sept. 30.   Combat casualties are down not just from where they were last year, but have also fallen from where they were in the prior month. There were six combat deaths in September compared with 43 last year, and there were 13 combat deaths in August 2008.  
October 1, 2008, 5:04 AM EDT
Over the past year and a half, U.S. forces have had greater success in intercepting and disrupting improvised explosive devices on the battlefield, witnesses told a House Armed Services subcommittee on Sept. 16.
September 24, 2008, 11:39 AM EDT
Indirect attacks on al Qaeda involving the smart use of alliances helped turn the tide in Iraq's Anbar Province, an analyst with the Rand Corporation told members of Congress in testimony.
September 23, 2008, 5:46 AM EDT
( - Only a space-based missile defense system capable of intercepting and destroying incoming warheads in the “boost phase” (shortly after they are launched) can adequately protect America from emerging global threats, national security experts told a forum hosted the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008.  
September 19, 2008, 10:42 PM EDT
( – Adversarial nations now see outer space as a legitimate military theater from which to attack America’s military and economic interests, according to national security experts and members of Congress who favor strong countermeasures, including a missile defense system.  
September 19, 2008, 7:50 AM EDT
( – Small, flexible units – as opposed to brigade-sized military structures -- will be needed to defeat al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, according to a national security analyst and author who testified before Congress on Thursday. Those terrorist groups now have an organizational edge over the U.S., he said.  
September 17, 2008, 11:23 AM EDT
( – Warming and cooling cycles are more directly tied in with astronomical influences than they are with human-caused carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, some scientists now say.   Recent observations point to a strong link between “solar variability” – or fluctuations in the sun’s radiation – and climate change on Earth, while other research sees the sun as just one of many heavenly bodies affecting global warming in the later half of the 20th century.  
September 11, 2008, 5:17 PM EDT
A more conservative justice could have occupied the open Supreme Court seat in the early 1980s that went to Sandra Day O'Connor – if White House officials had heeded Paul Weyrich's objections during a crucial meeting.
September 11, 2008, 11:04 AM EDT
The White House is now reporting that 15 of the 18 benchmarks set up to measure the Iraqi government's effectiveness have been satisfied.