Allegations of phone hacking and bribery brought down Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World. Criminal and parliamentary investigations are now under way in the U.K., and dozens of journalists and top executives from Murdoch's paper have been arrested.
Scotland Yard has been investigating the scandal, but several police officials from that iconic institution have also been implicated; they're accused of accepting bribes from reporters at Murdoch's papers.
Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 7:19 am
Lee Smith is a senior editor of The Weekly Standard.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testified earlier in March on Syria. It seems that a large part of the administration's thinking concerning military intervention touches on the regime's air defenses.
"That air defense system," said Panetta, "is pretty sophisticated."
How sophisticated? "Approximately five times more sophisticated," says Gen. Dempsey, "than existed in Libya,"
Syrian rebels, headed by their leader nick named " Abu Suleiman" in the north of northern Syria's Idlib region, on March 18, 2012. Saudi Arabia is delivering military equipment to Syrian rebels in an effort to stop bloodshed by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, a top Arab diplomat said.
Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 7:40 am
President Obama continued to defend his administration's energy policy in a multi-state tour by arguing that energy production has risen during his time in office and that his favored approach is to increase U.S. production from all energy sources. To underscore that, the Obama White House engineered a Thursday executive order for Obama to sign expedite the building of the Keystone XL pipeline from Cushing, OK to the Gulf.