1:15 PM, Jan 18, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama's former defense secretary and former head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, said this morning on CNN that we've entered into "a much more dangerous chapter" of the war on terror:
“I don’t think there’s any question. I think what we’re seeing ... is a much more aggressive chapter and a much more dangerous chapter in terms of the war on terrorism,” Panetta told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
8:25 AM, Jan 16, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Paris Friday in what was billed as a show of solidarity with the French people after terrorists attacked last week. The former Massachusetts senator brought fellow Bay Stater and singer-songwriter James Taylor to sing a slightly off-key rendition of "You've Got a Friend" to a Parisian audience. Watch the video below:
12:09 PM, Jan 15, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
John Kerry is going to France today to give "a big hug to Paris," a week after the brutal terrorist attacks there.
His plan is "to share a big hug with Paris and express the affection of the American people for France and for our friends there who have been through a terrible time," he told reporters today in Bulgaria.
10:27 AM, Jan 15, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes, with Chuck Lane and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
Watch the latest video at &amp;lt;a href="http://video.foxnews.com" rel="nofollow"&amp;gt;video.foxnews.com&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;
And here's the Internet aftershow:
And Declare 'Islam Has a Problem.'9:05 AM, Jan 14, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, will give a major foreign policy address next week in London. According to early excerpts of the address, Jindal will use the speech to bash Hillary Clinton, the likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, and to go after radical Islam in wake of last week's Paris terrorist attacks.
3:22 PM, Jan 13, 2015 • By JONATHAN SPYER
Under a cloudless Jerusalem sky, a crowd of thousands gathered at the cemetery at Givat Shaul on Tuesday, to bury the four Jews murdered at the Hyper Cacher in Paris. Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Philippe Braham, and Francois-Michel Saada were laid to rest in Har Hamenuhot, on the approach to Jerusalem from the west.
9:31 AM, Jan 13, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
CNN described its reasoning for not showing the latest cover of Charlie Hebdo (the first issue to be published after last week's massacre) in a broadcast this morning:
"CNN will not show you the new cover, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad, because it is our policy not to show potentially offensive images of the prophet," the host declared this morning.
Here's the image CNN (and others!) refuse to show you:
3:32 PM, Jan 12, 2015 • By FRANK LAVIN
The terrorist attacks last week in Paris and the debate over the French government response brought back a simple discussion I had a few years ago regarding the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
2:08 PM, Jan 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House press secretary Josh Earnest told the press today he doesn't know what President Obama was doing while world leaders gathered in Paris yesterday to rally:
7:34 AM, Jan 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Secretary of State John Kerry said that criticism that he and the Obama administration skipped the unity rally in Paris yesterday is "sort of quibbling a little bit." He made the comments at a press conference in India, after announcing that he'd be visiting France on Thursday.
10:21 AM, Jan 11, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House announced today its next step in fighting extremism: a meeting.
12:03 PM, Jan 9, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Reuters and Agence France-Presse report that four hostages at the Kosher market in Paris are dead.
8:01 PM, Jan 7, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters today that the United States needs to "redouble" efforts to explain "what the tenets of Islam actually are." He made the comments in response to a question about how the U.S. might respond to the terror attack today in France.
4:47 PM, Jan 7, 2015 • By LEE SMITH
French authorities have reportedly indentified the three suspects in today’s massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices—Hamyd Mourad, whose nationality has not yet been identified, and two French nationals, Said Kouachi and his younger brother Cherif Kouachi.
12:44 PM, Jan 7, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
In remarks from the Oval Office, President Obama warned that the kind of terror attack that took place earlier today in Paris can "happen anywhere in the world."
"I think it's going to be important for us to make sure that we recognize these kinds of attacks can happen anywhere in the world," said Obama.
"And it's one of the things I'll be discussing with Secretary Kerry today."