The Brits Tortured Too



Barack Obama’s press conference last night punctuating the ritualistic 100-day review of new presidencies showed this President at his best I think — thoughtful, human, willing to take quite a roster of questions, and well. . .wonky. But Guardian US editor at large Michael Tomasky found a pretty significant error in Obama’s commentary last night….

Guest Post by Patrick Doherty: General McCaffrey Lays It Out – End the Cuba Embargo



Patrick Doherty directs the New America Foundation/U.S.-Cuba 21st Century Policy Initiative. Speaking before the US House of Representatives’ Comittee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, General Barry McCaffrey, former commander, US Southern Command, called on the US to do three things: 1.

LIVE STREAM TODAY: US-Saudi Relations in a World Without Equilibrium



Note: Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns will deliver remarks at approximately 12:45 pm. His remarks will be on the record. I will then moderate an off the record Q&A session with Secretary Burns, during which time this LIVE STREAM will cut out.

The Washington Note in “State of Play”



The Washington Note‘s actual image has made it on to Rachel Maddow’s terrific MSNBC show, been highlighted on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, and has popped up on Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room on CNN, and George StephanopoulosThis Week. . .but there is a new first for TWN.