Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence officials should be questioned over their handling of "Curveball," an Iraqi defector whose now discredited claims on weapons of mass destruction helped fuel the Bush administration's drive to war in 2003.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday joined a growing list of former GOP diplomatic and national security heavyweights endorsing the new Russian arms control treaty negotiated by the Obama administration.
While saying he talks regularly with President Obama and his administration's officials, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday that the nation's 44th president has overreached and lost focus in his first term -- and lost votes because of it.
Retired Gen. Colin Powell grades President Obama's first two years in office
Colin Powell discusses midterm election results, Obama's future and water boarding with CNN's Larry King.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday that he has "no interest" in government service in response to a recently televised suggestion by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell that President Obama name Powell as White House chief of staff.
Candy and her team scan the other Sunday morning talk shows and bring you the best sound that you may have missed.
Colin Powell, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former secretary of state, has come out in favor of eventually repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay and lesbian service members.
On the first anniversary of the historic 2008 election, retired Gen. Colin Powell, the first African-American secretary of state, talks one-on-one with CNN's Don Lemon for Essence Magazine about the most pressing issues facing black men in the age of President Obama. Don Lemon: President Barack Obama issued a national call to service. Do you think African-Americans have answered that call?
A Blue Ribbon Panel of distinguished leaders and humanitarians -- including Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg and Sir Elton John -- has selected 2009's Top 10 CNN Heroes.
Colin Powell suggest GOP leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh and don't speak out against the radio host.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday that he has been the victim of racial profiling but believes Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have been more patient with the police officer who arrested him.
Rep. Patrick Murphy, an Iraq war veteran, kicked off a push Wednesday to persuade Americans that the president should repeal "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that prevents openly gay troops from serving in the U.S. military.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell tells CNN's John King that he's concerned about President Obama's spending.
The back-and-forth between former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and radio entertainer Rush Limbaugh, has been, well, entertaining and fascinating.
CNN's Bill Schneider reports on how Colin Powell is responding to recent attacks from two prominent fellow Republicans.
Colin Powell stirred up the Republican Party's very public internal debate about the direction of the party and asserted it's losing because it doesn't appeal to moderates like him.
The sounds of Sunday on Memorial Day weekend included the sonic booms of the Shuttle Atlantis returning home. As always, it was a breathtaking sight.
Finding a "smoking gun" linking Iraq and al Qaeda became the main purpose of the abusive interrogation program the Bush administration authorized in 2002, a former State Department official told CNN on Thursday.
Far from a secure, undisclosed location, former Vice President Dick Cheney is out in the open and increasing his criticism on the Obama administration and even fellow Republicans.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is back on the attack. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Retired Gen. Colin Powell has a choice blend of political and military experience, and many thought he'd make a great president, but Powell said Wednesday that he just didn't have it in him.
Gen. Colin Powell is asked by American Morning's John Roberts why he didn't run for president himself.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorses USAservice.org, where volunteers can find ways to volunteer.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is lending his stature to an initiative from the incoming administration to connect volunteers with causes that need them.
Donald Rumsfeld was much pilloried for his musings on the "unknown unknowns" that bedevil defense planning. But an echo of that warning was floated Wednesday by another former Bush administration official as the election result became known.
CNN's Emily Chang reports on reaction across Asia to Barack Obama's win in the U.S. election.
Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain joined CNN's Wolf Blitzer for an interview in "The Situation Room" on Wednesday.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's decision to cross party lines and endorse Sen. Barack Obama has many iReporters asking why he would do it and wondering how it will influence the final days of the presidential campaign.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke with a panel of Democratic and Republican strategists about Colin Powell's endorsement.
The news over the weekend that former Republican secretary of state and ex-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell is endorsing Barack Obama was hardly unexpected.
Sen. Barack Obama says Gen. Colin Powell will continue to serve as one of his advisers.
Colin Powell's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama was as much a rejection of the Republican Party and Sen. John McCain's campaign as an embrace of the Democratic presidential nominee, political analysts said Monday.
In the last presidential debate, Joe the Plumber took the place of Gen. David Petraeus as John McCain's favorite "my friend."
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama Sunday during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press".
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's "ability to inspire" and the "inclusive nature of his campaign."
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama Sunday during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Analysis: In a stunning symbolic and tactical move, the Republican fixture throws his support to the Democratic nominee. What the general brings the candidate
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell testified in Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial Friday, saying the Republican from Alaska has a "sterling" character.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen interviews 'Curveball' the man at the center of the 'biggest intelligence failure in history.'
Five former secretaries of state from both parties Monday discussed how they would advise the next president on a wide range of foreign policy, including relations with Russia, Iran and the Middle East.
Colin Powell's office denied a report on Fox by commentator Bill Kristol Wednesday that the retired general had decided to publicly back Sen. Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.
Panelists discuss a number of political hot topics, including the ultimate role of Iraq in the general election.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that Iraq's violence meets the standard of civil war and that if he were heading the State Department now, he might recommend that the administration use that term.
The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday voted 15-9 to recommend a bill -- over the objections of the Bush administration -- that would authorize tribunals for terror suspects in a way that it says would protect suspects' rights.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has suggested that European leaders are pretending to be shocked by news reports America took suspected terrorists to secret prison camps in Europe for interrogation.
A January 2003 CIA report raised doubts about a claim that al Qaeda sent operatives to Iraq to acquire chemical and biological weapons -- assertions that were repeated later by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell to the United Nations in making the case for the invasion of Iraq.
A former top aide to Colin Powell says his involvement in the former secretary of state's presentation to the United Nations on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was "the lowest point" in his life.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged the Senate on Monday to move forward on the nomination of John Bolton as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has been pulled into the battle over the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but just what he is saying is not publicly known.
Secretary of State Colin Powell says he is looking forward to attending the inauguration of new Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko on Sunday, calling it "an historic moment for the Ukrainian people."
Howard Stern responded to FCC Chairman Michael Powell's resignation by calling it a "great day."
Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell submitted his resignation and will leave in March, the FCC announced Friday.
The United States might be able to withdraw some troops from Iraq this year if Iraqi forces can take a greater role in security, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he hoped something positive could emerge from the tsunami disaster, particularly in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, two nations plagued for years by long-standing armed separatist movements.
Former Presidents Bush and Clinton launched a joint effort across partisan lines to raise money for victims of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunamis after the White House tapped them Monday to lead an effort to drum up private donations.
A U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, on the first stop of a tour to the tsunami-devastated regions of southern Asia.
A U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell was expected to arrive Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, on the first stop of a tour to the tsunami-devastated regions of southern Asia.
Before leaving Sunday on a U.S. mission to tsunami-ravaged southern Asia, Secretary of State Colin Powell sharply rebutted criticism that the initial U.S. response to the disaster was slow and inadequate.
Gunshots were exchanged Wednesday outside Haiti's presidential palace in Port-au-Prince as U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell held meetings there, U.S. State Department officials said.
Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Israel late Sunday for his first direct talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials since the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on November 11.
President Bush on Tuesday nominated Condoleezza Rice, his confidante and national security adviser, as secretary of state.
Secretary of State Colin Powell was praised Monday as a "great statesman" and a "voice of moderation" after he announced his decision not to serve a second term.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Monday he was resigning, and two senior administration officials told CNN that national security adviser Condoleezza Rice is President Bush's choice to replace him.
Secretary of State Colin Powell told assembled Muslim guests Thursday that in its second term, the Bush administration will "strike a balance" between security and openness.
Americans will choose between John Kerry and George Bush when they vote for president Nov. 2, but another government official outranks them both as the most preferred boss among seven prominent leaders, according to a survey released Monday.
Brazil is a serious contender for a possible spot on an expanded U.N. Security Council, due to its size and its non-nuclear status, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday.
The U.S. military in Iraq will move into insurgent-filled "no-go zones" to stabilize them in advance of elections in January, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.
The U.S. military will move into insurgent-heavy "no-go zones" in Iraq to clear the way for legitimate elections in January, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.
For the first time in more than 25 years, a U.S. secretary of state has met with the Libyan foreign minister.
In response to a question about atrocities taking place in the Darfur region of western Sudan, Secretary of State Colin Powell said, "We have learned from Rwanda." Testifying last week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Powell declared that the horrific violence over the past year in Darfur constitutes genocide.
If you think Colin Powell's had it bad this summer--forget Fahrenheit 9/11, we're still trying to wipe away the image of him "YMCA"ercising in Indonesia--just imagine what his son is going through....
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he was disappointed with the slow pace of Israel's dismantlement of settlement outposts in Palestinian territory.
Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, where he will urge the Sudanese government to bring a quick resolution to the crisis in the Darfur region.
The U.S. government restated its 2003 accounting of terrorist attacks Tuesday, reporting a sharp increase in the number of significant attacks and more than doubling its initial count of those killed.
Secretary of State Colin Powell found himself regretting and backpedaling Sunday for the second time in a month as he acknowledged that an erroneous terror report was a mistake and insisted politics did not lead to the report's omissions.
The U.S. government acknowledged Thursday that a recent report declaring a decline in terrorism in 2003 was wrong.
Secretary of State Colin Powell met Saturday with Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei for what Powell described as "constructive talks" aimed at restarting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan confirmed Saturday that a second investigation has been initiated into allegations of detainee abuse at the hands of U.S. jailers.
The International Committee of the Red Cross began discussing allegations of prison abuse of Iraqi prisoners in February, at which point Secretary of State Colin Powell began raising the issue with other Cabinet members, State Department officials have said.
Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted Tuesday that he "doesn't feel like a casualty" and still likes his job, despite the ups and downs.
Secretary of State Colin Powell and other administration officials Monday disputed some points raised in journalist Bob Woodward's provocative new inside account of the march to war in Iraq -- a book that nevertheless appears to have earned the White House seal of approval.
Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday disputed suggestions in a new book that he was kept out of the loop in decision-making before the Iraq war -- and was dragooned into going along with a policy he did not support.
Among the leading options for transitioning power to the Iraqis is simply expanding the current Iraqi Governing Council to form an interim government, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday.
There is hardly a more resolute supporter of Israel in Congress than Rep. Henry Hyde, the venerable chairman of the House International Relations Committee.
Secretary of State Colin Powell has sought to minimize differences with the incoming Spanish prime minister, pledging to continue the close relationship the United States and Spain now share under the current administration.
Police in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi say they have defused a large bomb found in a stolen minivan parked outside the U.S. Consulate.
Secretary of State Colin Powell says the United States will be "patient" in its goal of disarming North Korea of its nuclear weapons.
As part of a U.N. multinational peacekeeping force, U.S. Marines are helping secure the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Monday, a day after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's resignation and departure.
The U.S.-led coalition said Tuesday it is increasing the rewards it offers for the capture of the insurgents attacking coalition soldiers, Iraqi security personnel and civilians who work with the coalition.
People who question President Bush's Air National Guard service 30 years ago are engaging in "gutter politics" and "trolling for trash for political gain," a White House spokesman said Wednesday.
Secretary of State Colin Powell Thursday defended the Bush administration's position that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction programs and defended his speech on the matter to the United Nations last February.
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