Analysis, discussion and opinions by members of Newsday's editorial board.

Ciolli: Hillary Clinton isn't running for president . . . yet

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a

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Hillary Clinton didn’t take the bait to announce her 2016 run in a suburban Long Island catering hall on Friday even before about as close to a hometown crowd as she’ll find. But few of the 1,000 who attended the event hosted by the Long Island Association, a business trade group, could have left with any doubt that the former FLOTUS wants to return to the White House as POTUS.

Clinton acknowledged...

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Cartoon: BenGhazi for President

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.

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Up on the Board: Benghazi cover-up and Suffolk County jails

From right to left, Eric Nordstrom, the State

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The editorial board had a long discussion today about what’s coming out of Congressional hearings about the Benghazi, Libya, attack last Sept. 11, where four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed.

At first, we wondered if we have anything new to say. In past editorials, we've condemned efforts by the Obama administration to cover its mistakes, and we’ve supported the 29...

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Bessent: Barack Obama must release more information about drone strikes

Anti-war protesters disrupt the start of a nomination

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President Barack Obama is between a rock and a hard place politically as he pushes to win Senate confirmation of John Brennan, his nominee for CIA director.

Before giving him their votes some reticent Democrats want to see classified memos laying out the legal justification the administration claims for the targeted killings by drone it’s been doing around the world.

Republicans have...

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