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  • LAS VEGAS, May 11- A hedge fund industry gathering in Las Vegas this week was far less decadent than those of the past, as big money investors focused less on gambling and champagne-soaked "Sin City" celebrations and more on the grind of vetting fund managers. After years of underperformance that have humbled hedge fund managers, investors welcomed the more sober...

  • Leon Panetta, former U.S. Defense Secretary and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says if Iran restores its nuclear program, a military response may be the only option.

  • Leon Panetta, former U.S. Defense Secretary and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

    The U.S. has it make it clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that there are lines that the U.S. will not allow Russia to cross, says Leon Panetta.

  • Leon Panetta, former U.S. Defense Secretary and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

    Former White House Chief of Staff and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discusses the Trump Administration, mid-term elections, and other goings on in Washington.

  • *Saudi Arabia to sign a memorandum agreement with Boeing. NEW YORK, March 27- Saudi Arabia will sign a non-binding agreement with Boeing Co for the U.S. planemaker to provide support and training to the kingdom's fleet, the chairman of the state-owned military industrial company said on Tuesday. With Saudi Arabia intending to localize 50 percent of its military...

  • Demonstrators yell slogans during an anti-Donald Trump immigration ban protests inside the San Francisco International Airport, January 29, 2017.

    Ten former senior U.S. diplomats and security officials planned to file an affidavit arguing that President Trump's executive order curtailing immigration would actually make America less safe.

  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.

    GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts across the government to balance the budget.

  • President-elect Donald Trump and SoftBank Group Corp. founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speak to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New York.

    The soaring Wall Street is a tough short.

  • Female Marine recruits navigate an obstacle on the Confidence Course during boot camp

    The Republican Party's 2016 official platform, drafted over the summer, seeks to exempt women from "direct ground combat units and infantry battalions."

  • Panetta: DC gridlock a threat to national security

    Former Secretary of Defense and "Worthy Fights" author Leon Panetta, addresses President Obama's efforts against ISIS and motives behind his recent book. Panetta says one of the biggest threats to U.S. national security is dysfunction in Washington.

  • Panetta: Debt mess makes America look weak

    President Obama and leadership in Congress need to work together, says Leon Panetta, Former Secretary of Defense. "This country needs to be governed" he adds.

  • Panetta: US, South Korea Must Be Very Prepared

    Discussing just how concerned the world should be with the aggressive tenor coming out of North Korea, and whether the U.S. is doing enough to combat hackers, with Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense.

  • Rep. Lynn Jenkins., House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers after the House Republican Conference meeting on Feb. 13.

    Federal spending cuts scheduled to begin next week would slow economic growth in the next year, though not nearly as much as going over the fiscal cliff might have, economists say. The New York Times reports.

  • Cyber Crime: America's Biggest Threat?

    President Obama is expected to release an executive order to try and improve America's defenses against cyber attacks. Mike McConnell, Booz Allen Hamilton, offers insight.

  • Benghazi Attack: Where Was Obama?

    Discussing what action President Obama's took following the Benghazi attack, with Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist; Kevin Williamson, National Review; and Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart editor-in-chief.

  • Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • This is a satellite image of the Amenas, Algeria. Islamist militants held dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage in a gas field located approximately 45 km from the city.

    The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday, killing 11 al Qaeda-linked gunmen after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages.

  • American Hostages In 'Terror Attack': Panetta

    There has been a "terrorist attack" on a gas facility in Algeria where Americans are among 41 people being held hostage by Islamic militants. Helima Croft of Barclays, offers insight.

  • Sen. Coons on Algerian Gas Facility Attack

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has confirmed Americans and others are being held by Islamic militants after what he calls a "terrorist attack" occurred at a natural gas facility in Algeria. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), offers insight.

  • Hagel Accepts Nomination

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commends President Obama on his decision to nominate Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) as the next Secretary of Defense, and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA; and Sen. Chuck Hagel accepts the President's nomination.