The Day In Politics, 5/20

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.

Presented by

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

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

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Politics

Just In