U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand appeared in her office in Manhattan today alongside several veterans who recently served to call for the expedited drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. "While our troops have admirably fulfilled the missions asked of them, we must step back and review our ... More >>
via ReutersOfficials say that highly radioactive water is leaking into the Pacific from a crippled reactor at Fukushima Daiichi. Water from a concrete pit has been seen escaping through a crack into the ocean; radiation levels in that pit have been measured at "1,000 millisieverts per hour, which ... More >>
Seven men alleged to be narcotics and weapons traffickers in West Africa and Eastern Europe have been indicted in federal court in Manhattan for a plot to move tons of heroin and cocaine from Afghanistan to the United States, and using the proceeds to purchase weapons for use by the Taliban, federal ... More >>
New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell was rescued by British forces from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan this morning. Farrell had been taken by the Taliban on Saturday as he investigated an airstrike site near Kunduz. Killed in the raid were a British Special Forces soldier, Farrell's i ... More >>
After three decades of Taliban rule, modernity is trickling into Afghanistan--and Afghan Star, Central Asia's version of American Idol, is at the cultural center of it. The TV show not only invites any age, race, or gender to audition, but also gives citizens a taste of democracy by allowing them ... More >>
Remember the guy I met up with at an Upper West Side bar, a pairing that ended in disaster as I slipped out after what seemed like too many directions and putdowns? Well, I ran into him at Pieces the other night--we're basically on the same dive circuit-and rather than throw acid in my face because ... More >>
"The NFL is this close to being the Taliban."
A few weeks ago, Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist was kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Impressed by his sagacity--or at least his insights into Family Ties and José Canseco--we decided to ask him a few more. So below, more of Willie's vi ... More >>