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  • Senator: Pentagon must watch Taliban swapped for Bergdahl

    Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to take every reasonable step to make sure that the five Taliban leaders released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are not allowed to return to...
  • In charging him, Army spares Bergdahl possible death penalty

    WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dodged a legal bullet Wednesday when the Army charged him with desertion but avoided accusing him of a crime that carries the death penalty. The Army also charged Bergdahl with endangering the safety of other soldiers and...
  • Grateful Ghani warns of Islamic State as threat to Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON Afghan President Ashraf Ghani invoked Islamic State as the latest threat to his country in a speech to the U.S. Congress seeking continued backing for America's longest war. While offering effusive thanks for 13 years of support in combat that...
  • Obama: Dim hope for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is weighing whether to back Palestinian efforts to seek U.N. recognition for an independent state and that recent remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dim hope for a negotiated two-state solution....
  • What are Ted Cruz's chances against other Republicans in 2016?

    What are Ted Cruz's chances against other Republicans in 2016?
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off the 2016 presidential race Monday by becoming the first major candidate to officially announce a run — no "seriously considering," no "weighing options," none of the typical gobbledygook meant to put an asterisk...
  • Top Obama aide: US can't ignore Netanyahu's comments

    President Barack Obama's chief of staff rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to distance himself from his comments rejecting Palestinian statehood, telling an Israel advocacy group Monday that the U.S. can't just overlook what...
  • Obama meets with Afghan president Ghani, hints at pushback of U.S. withdrawal

    President Obama is expected to disclose Tuesday if he will withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan on schedule this year, or keep 9,800 troops and thousands of contractors there through 2016, when the president insists America's longest war should...
  • Senator: Obama risks backlash if Iran deal goes to UN first

    A top Republican senator warned Monday that the White House faces a "violent backlash" in Congress if it takes a nuclear deal with Iran to the United Nations before Congress. The U.S. and its partners are trying to reach a framework agreement by the...
  • Lynch confirmation vote in Senate seen delayed until mid-April

    WASHINGTON U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch probably won't get a Senate confirmation vote until at least mid-April, five months after she was nominated, because the chamber plans to spend this week debating its budget proposal. "Budget all...
  • House Democrats unveil budget matching Obama's tax increases

    House Democrats Monday unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan for next year that mirrors President Barack Obama's call for $1.8 trillion in tax increases on wealthier people and corporations over the coming decade. But it would add almost $6 trillion to the...
  • Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks

    Smarter spending at the Pentagon would satisfy defense and deficit hawks
    The Pentagon wants more money. But the politics of Pentagon spending have gotten so contorted that it's hard to know who the important players are, much less how much money the department is likely to get when this year's budget wrangling is finally over....