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  • Obama to pick Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China, officials say

    Obama to pick Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China, officials say
    WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as his next ambassador to China, officials said, a move that may bolster the Democratic Party's chances of holding the Senate seat in 2014 and signal that the tax reform effort...
  • Senators introduce new Iran sanctions bill; White House says will veto

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 26 senators Thursday introduced legislation calling for tough new Iran sanctions that the White House warned could deal a death blow to upcoming negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program. Despite frantic...
  • U.S. ambivalence runs deep as Iraq violence revives

    WASHINGTON — Zach Iscol was a Marine captain in 2004 when his platoon — a combined unit of 30 Iraqis and 20 Americans — seized the railroad station on the first night of the bloody battle of Fallouja. They spent a week kicking in doors...
  • Gerald R. Ford carrier christened at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Gerald R. Ford carrier christened at Newport News Shipbuilding
    NEWPORT NEWS — With tearful memories and a decisive swing, Susan Ford Bales christened the Navy's newest aircraft carrier Saturday under perfect skies at Newport News Shipbuilding. Named for the nation's 38th president, the Gerald R. Ford ushers...
  • Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike

    Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike
    WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...
  • Congressional vote on Syria fraught with political peril

    Congressional vote on Syria fraught with political peril
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization for a strike on Syria may not be such good news for lawmakers who have been pushing Obama to listen to them. Now they may be pinned down on a vote fraught with...
  • Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution

    Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama agreed Tuesday to explore Russia’s proposal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities, a bipartisan group of senators worked to draft a resolution to provide for a diplomatic...
  • Obama prepares to explain his Syria strategy to a skeptical nation

    Obama prepares to explain his Syria strategy to a skeptical nation
    WASHINGTON – Preparing to deliver a rare prime-time White House address, President Obama on Tuesday found himself unexpectedly tasked with a dual challenge: bolster public support for his decision to launch military strikes against Syria while...
  • Obama calls for Syria's Assad to be held accountable

    WASHINGTON – In an address to the nation Tuesday, President Obama made his case for holding Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable for an alleged nerve gas attack that U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 people, some while they slept, in...
  • Obama: Diplomatic talks on Syria 'encouraging,' but threat remains

    Obama: Diplomatic talks on Syria 'encouraging,' but threat remains
    WASHINGTON – Vividly describing the deaths of more than a thousand people in an alleged nerve gas attack outside Damascus, President Obama spoke to the nation from the East Room of the White House to argue his case for why the United States must...
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...