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  • Ahead of speech, Obama briefs Congress on Islamic State strategy

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and...
  • Cheney urges House GOP to support a hawkish national defense

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, often considered the brain behind President Bush's war strategy in Iraq, gave a pep talk to House Republicans on Tuesday highlighting the value of a hawkish national defense. As Congress is weighing President Obama's...
  • In from the cold: Dick Cheney meets with House Republicans

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney has not appeared to enjoy as much interest from his party in retirement as he had while in office. Once a fixture at the Republican lunches every week in the Senate, Cheney has not been seen much in the halls of the...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Campaign 2016 and the right- and left-wing slant on U.S. policy in Iraq

    For several years, debate over President Barack Obama's international policies has followed a simple partisan pattern. Obama's top aides and most fellow Democrats, hailing the end of the Iraq war, supported his goal of lowering the U.S. profile abroad....
  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
  • Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont Senator James Jeffords dies at 80
    James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, has died at age 80, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy...
  • An early handicapping of Republican presidential field

    In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. It's sobering to recall that less...
  • Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies

    Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his...
  • Presidential overreach is in eye of the beholder

    As the battle intensifies over how much authority President Barack Obama has to take executive measures in the face of congressional inaction, James Madison and Richard Nixon provide the frames of reference. The Republican-controlled House is planning...
  • CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief's ouster

    WASHINGTON An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency's detention and interrogation...
  • Rand Paul is determined to keep 2016 interesting [Commentary]

    Rand Paul is determined to keep 2016 interesting [Commentary]
    I know it's disturbingly early to get into this, but here is my out-of-nowhere prediction for the 2016 presidential race: Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul. Ms. Clinton is an easy pick. She was on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart on Tuesday night looking...