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  • Former al-Qaida hostage recounts nightmare of dealing with FBI after his return

    WASHINGTON The only thing as bad as being tortured for months as a captive of jihadists in Syria was dealing with the U.S. government afterward, according to one former American hostage. Matt Schrier, 36, a freelance photographer held by extremists for...
  • Chuck Hagel got a bum rap

    Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye! Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two years, you seemed barely there, an irascible half-presence in the Pentagon's E ring. Soon you won't be there at...
  • Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.: U.S. can't ignore goal to get rid of Syria's Assad

    Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.: U.S. can't ignore goal to get rid of Syria's Assad
    President Obama made the right decision to review the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State. Two months ago, he laid out a comprehensive strategy for degrading and ultimately defeating the brutal terrorist organization. His administration has...
  • UN torture experts weigh in on disputed Senate CIA interrogation report

    GENEVA Seven top United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama "not to yield" to demands from the Central Intelligence Agency that key material be edited out from a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA...
  • Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls. Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year's Congress Nov. 4, he's charged ahead...
  • 'Outpost' reveals the behind-the-scenes life of a diplomat

    "Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy" by Christopher R. Hill; Simon & Schuster (448 pages, $30) For all the suave sophistication the public attaches to the lifestyle of diplomats, foreign correspondents often tend to look on them with...
  • Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment

    Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment
    Despite postelection nods toward cooperation, Republicans, who will hold the majority in Congress next year, appear poised to clash with President Obama over a range of energy and environmental issues, including the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Cheaper oil's winners and losers

    The recent drop in world oil prices — from more than $100 a barrel in June to about $80 a barrel now — will benefit the global economy, American consumers and a beleaguered U.S. foreign policy. And there are reasons to think oil could remain...
  • Keystone comes up dry

    Keystone comes up dry
    Tuesday evening's Senate vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may have come up one vote shy of the necessary 60-vote margin, but it's surely not the last we've heard of the project. Republicans have become so enamored of TransCanada's vision of a 1,...
  • Aasif Mandvi on 'No Land's Man'

     Aasif Mandvi on 'No Land's Man'
    As "senior brown correspondent" (and sometimes "senior Muslim correspondent"), Aasif Mandvi is often one of the funniest performers on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." But in real life, Mandvi — whose family emigrated from India...
  • How the Obama administration wants to spend that $6 billion for Ebola

    How the Obama administration wants to spend that $6 billion for Ebola
    Obama administration officials outlined in more detail Thursday how they would spend the president’s proposed $6-billion Ebola emergency funding package, emphasizing the urgency of the situation as government funds are scheduled to sunset early next...