Tales from the Trail

Obama: “ultimately the buck stops with me”

January 7, 2010

President Barack Obama reached back into history in choosing the words for his much-awaited statement on intelligence mistakes over the Christmas Day attempted airline attack. SECURITY-AIRLINE/USA

Is Justice Stevens sending early warning signal?

September 3, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has hired only one clerk for the term starting in October 2010, instead of the usual four, fueling speculation that he may be planning to step down next summer, the New York Times reports.