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A loosely organized effort to oust a state Supreme Court justice is forcing him to consider an unprecedented campaign to keep his post.
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Jose Padilla, held as an enemy combatant without traditional legal rights for more than three years, sidestepping a challenge to Bush administration wartime detention powers.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Unofficial results showed Pakistan's Gen. Pervez Musharraf sweeping Saturday's presidential election, but the Supreme Court could still disqualify the military leader.
The Supreme Court has taken another welcome step in thwarting President Bush’s authoritarian plans for handling suspects swept up in the war on terror. Earlier it had ruled that the president did not have the power he claimed to imprison suspects indefinitely without charge or access to lawyers and the courts.
In the course of a weekend, Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf has gone from a valued U.S. ally to a significant U.S. embarrassment. The leader President Bush fulsomely praised as “a strong defender of freedom and the people of Pakistan” has cracked down on both.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities placed opposition leader Nawaz Sharif under house arrest Sunday to stop him from taking part in a major anti-government rally, a spokesman said.
Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, has finally done the right thing and resigned. He seized power in a 1999 coup but resisted demands and several opportunities to hold democratic elections.
ISLAMABAD - The new director of the CIA held high-level talks in Pakistan on Saturday after a provincial leader warned against expanding U.S. missile strikes on al-Qaida and Taliban targets inside the country's thinly policed border with Afghanistan.
KHAR, Pakistan - Pakistan has beaten the Taliban in a major stronghold close to the Afghan border, is close to victory in another and expects to pacify most of the remaining tribal areas before the end of the year, commanders said Saturday.
The Supreme Court has an opportunity to state that national security trumps civil liberties and due process in only rare and narrow circumstances.
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan court on Sunday dismissed a case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity because of a lack of evidence and he will be released soon, officials said.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether the Constitution forbids the Bush administration from holding U.S. citizens indefinitely and without access to lawyers or courts when they are suspected of being "enemy combatants."
For more than a week, nightly news broadcasts have shown pictures of a Pakistan in turmoil, as street protesters clash with police.
You heard it here first and I’m going out on a limb, but I predict the U.S. Supreme Court will vote 6-3 (with a concurring opinion) holding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare or “Commie Care,” is unconstitutional. However, the true reason for this holding will never be found in print, unless as Mark Twain said, “Only dead men tell the truth.”
LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Nawaz Sharif defied house arrest Sunday to lead an anti-government convoy toward the barricaded capital and a showdown with its pro-Western president.
“Naturally it was a terrorist attack in Libya. I don’t think it was a coincidence that it happened on 9/11. Who else would show up at a demonstration with rocket-propelled grenades or assault rifles besides terrorists or our own tea party?”
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Suicide bombers killed 67 people at Pakistan's largest arms factory Thursday in one of the country's deadliest terror attacks, adding to turmoil from political squabbling that is threatening to tear apart the ruling coalition now that Pervez Musharraf has quit as president.
September 22, 2004
The Bush administration’s case against alleged dirty bomber Jose Padilla has sputtered to an inglorious close.
WASHINGTON - Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held without charges for more than three years on suspicion of plotting a "dirty bomb" attack in this country, has been indicted on three counts alleging he conspired to "murder, maim and kidnap" people overseas.
The Fourth of July is a time of celebration for the principles underlying the Declaration of Independence:
LAHORE, Pakistan - Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Tuesday urged President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to resign and ruled out serving under him in a future government after she was placed under house arrest for the second time in five days.
Suspected terrorists and Taliban fighters being held at the Guantanamo naval base in Cuba deserve hearings in front of military tribunals to determine whether they should be released, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Friday.
BAGHDAD - Flying unannounced into a still-dangerous war zone, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops and Iraqi officials alike Tuesday it is time to phase out America's combat role in a conflict he opposed as a candidate and has vowed to end as commander in chief.
TORONTO - Burying his face in his hands, a 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan sobs and calls out "Oh Mommy!" in a hidden-camera video released Tuesday that provides the first look at interrogations inside the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay.