The Day In Politics, 5/20

More

Today we learned that, according to a federal judge, the government can't use "substantial support" to justify detention; President Obama broadcasted a White House meeting live; a hard drive containing sensitive information has gone missing from the National Archives; a new TV ad compares Obama to JFK; Newt Gingrich says Democrats should oust Nancy Pelosi; and Obama has rebuked his predecessor's doctrine of preempting state laws.

We also considered the journalistic prowess of C.J. Chivers; the Obama-rolled-by-his-generals meme; Obama's economic management structure; what Obama might say in his national security speech tomorrow; the administration's Senate setback on closing Guantanamo; and the business of getting business to support cap-and-trade.

Tomorrow: Obama outlines his national security policy in a speech at the National Archives; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testifies on Afghanistan/Pakistan strategy before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; the Senate Intelligence Committee considers the nominees for general counsel of the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; the House Energy Committee continues to mark up its energy legislation.

Jump to comments
Presented by
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

How have stories changed in the age of social media? The minds behind House of Cards, This American Life, and The Moth discuss.


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In