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A drawing by Guantánamo prisoner Abu Zubaydah of his torture at a secret CIA prison.

A Guantánamo Bay detainee’s drawings show the brutal CIA torture he endured at a secret US-run prison in Thailand

Abu Zubaydah was the first victim of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program and was waterboarded 83 times. He's never been charged with a crime.
President Donald Trump displays his signature after signing the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul plan along with a short-term government spending bill in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 22, 2017.

The national debt just barreled past $23 trillion. Here’s how Trump’s $3 trillion portion compares to Obama, Bush, and Clinton.

The pace at which Trump has added to the national debt isn't as surprising as it might initially look.
An edited video of Ellen DeGeneres showed images of the Iraq War projected behind her.

Ellen DeGeneres is trying to block a video slamming her controversial friendship with George W. Bush, but it’s gone viral

Ellen DeGeneres is trying to get a video of her superimposed over images of Iraq War torture scrubbed from the internet.
Ellen DeGeneres previously said that she wouldn't allow President Donald Trump on her show.

People are calling Ellen DeGeneres a hypocrite after comments she made about Trump 2 years ago resurfaced amid backlash about her friendship with Geor...

Twitter users were calling the daytime-talk-show host a "hypocrite," saying her political stance is inconsistent.
Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush were spotted at a Dallas Cowboys game together.

People are calling out Ellen DeGeneres for sitting next to former president George W. Bush at a football game

On Twitter, users were angry that the talk show host appeared to be hanging out with the former president and 'war criminal.'

Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide

The influence of national security advisers has largely depended on the dynamic between them and the president they served under.

Iran could be risking war over the Saudi oil fields because it deliberately wants to spike up the price of oil

If Iran was responsible for the shocking attack, it falls in line with a pattern of dangerous escalations to harm the US for its harsh sanctions.
Donald Trump speaks as Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz look on during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas on December 15, 2015.

Presidential debates have always been political theater. Here are some of their most memorable moments.

Style typically matters more than substance in debates, and candidates who are able to deliver one-liners and not get rattled tend to dominate.

Photos show the moment President George W. Bush learned of the 9/11 attacks

Photos from the US National Archives show the moment when President George W. Bush learned that his nation was under attack.
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame is running for Congress.

Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame just launched a run for Congress, and her new video looks like a ‘Fast & Furious’ outtake

The campaign video features Valerie Plame at the wheel of a Chevy Camaro racing down a dirt road backward, then she pulls off a stunt move.