Medvedev Calls for Accountability After Fatal Airport Bombing: Russian President Dmitri Medvedev sharply criticized the security measures that were in place during yesterday's suicide bombing attack of Moscow's busiest airport. Medvedev said officials must be held accountable for failing to prevent the attack, The New York Times reports.
U.S. Can't Link Army Private to Assange: NBC News reports that U.S. military investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between an Army private suspected with leaking secret documents and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. Army Specialist Bradley Manning is being held in a single-person cell in Quantico, Va.
Report: Bush White House Broke Elections Law: According to a new report by the Office of Special Counsel, the Bush White House routinely violated a federal law that prohibits use of federal tax dollars to pay for political activities by creating a “political boiler room” that coordinated Republican campaign activities nationwide. The New York Times reports that the report finds that the Bush administration’s Office of Political Affairs — overseen by Karl Rove — served almost as an extension of the Republican National Committee, developing a “target list” of Congressional races, organizing dozens of briefings for political appointees to press them to work for party candidates, and sending cabinet officials out to help these campaigns.
State of the Union a Life-Changing Event? With President Barack Obama's State of the Union coming this evening, The Washington Post takes a look at the 38 individuals who have been invited to the annual address and how attending the speech changed their lives.