Justice Kennedy: "The problem with the case is that you're really asking...for us to go into uncharted waters."
Committee chairmen chide Obama: "Blinding ourselves to possible intelligence about terrorism threats does not make them go away."
Policy makers casting suspicious eyes on the states of mind of service members already was a subplot in the broader debate.
Biden chides Congress to have "courage" and think about their "mortally wounded" colleague Gabby Giffords.
Sequestration, Bruce Willis, and even the pope: Challenges and strategies laid out by Obama's space team.
Only thanks to a whistleblower to Rep. Frank Wolf: "This information could have significant military applications for the Chinese People's Liberation Army."
If there was a "severely conservative" moment this year, it was Romney using that definitive tone to declare "I utterly reject pessimism." (Don't miss Next Generation's members-only coverage of CPAC 2013 — featuring former Congressman Allen West and Michelle Fields. Click here to learn more.)
Both were at their personal best in terms of ease, messaging, and humor — and sandwiched into 15-minute slots on a Thursday afternoon. (Related: Don't miss Bridget at the PJ Tatler: "Rick Perry: If Only You’d Actually Nominated a Conservative…")
Obama: "Just as I appreciated our work with Pope Benedict XVI, I look forward to working with His Holiness to advance peace, security and dignity."
This includes 107 new positions at the Department of Homeland Security, which has freed illegal immigrants citing budgetary constraints.
Fueling the fire of conversion and stoking pride of non-Christians alike could make al-Qaeda's entrenchment efforts harder in key regions.
Even if the senator decides against a run -- and the chances of a run shot up this week -- other GOP hopefuls will be held to the filibuster-chutzpah standard.
The "filiblizzard" of the Brennan nomination over Obama's secretive drone program, joined by one Dem, outlasted the snowstorm that paralyzed D.C.
Venezuela's clerics didn't fear tangling with the ruler when moral principles and human rights were on the line.
Israeli defense minister: "All options must remain on the table... and we expect all those who say it to mean it. We mean it."
Forces will be stripped, recruitment will be difficult, and gutting defense "will threaten the foundations of the all-volunteer force" as crises abound.
Feinstein angles for traction on assault weapons ban in heated Judiciary hearing; Reid says he'll bring one bill to the floor.
Even with the Army poised to lose 40 percent of operating funds, Obama is wed to Head Start and flu vaccine memes.
Despite the veto threat and snail's-pace prosecution of Hasan -- and the fact that the media "let this thing go."
Will Washington step up in the 11th hour for our most elite warriors, or will cuts hazardously weaken SOCOM's readiness?
Just one of many departments still lacking an overseer to root out mismanagement, fraud, and ethics violations.
Closer to a "hollow force" reality: "He has certainly proven capable of leisure, now it’s time to prove that he’s capable of leadership.”
Obama won the swing states that would have been most affected by job-loss notices. And if layoffs happen without notice by law, taxpayers could swallow $1 billion in promised litigation help.
Dozens of Democrats join GOP in extension of pay freeze, but Harry Reid will likely see to a quick thaw.
Inspector general: "The audit surfaced issues relating to the management of this grant which transcend the reimbursed amount in importance."