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  • Obama administration would back sanctions against Venezuela: official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration would like to work with the U.S. Congress to impose sanctions on Venezuela in response to a crackdown on anti-government protests, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser told lawmakers...
  • Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress

    Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress
    In its efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration has faced a two-part challenge: forging an agreement in international negotiations and then selling it at home. Now, with negotiators in Vienna five days from their deadline, it...
  • Cuban doctor sick with Ebola to be flown to Geneva for treatment

    GENEVA A Cuban doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown to Switzerland for treatment, diplomats and World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. A WHO official said the agency recommended the evacuation of the...
  • Could Obama cut deal on Keystone pipeline? Don't rule it out

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or...
  • Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...
  • Hillary Clinton, the worst of both parties

    Hillary Clinton, the worst of both parties
    Columnist Robert Ehrlich says Hillary Clinton is "far and away the Democratic front runner for president. Many believe she is the odds on favorite to win it all" ("Hillary all over again," Nov.16). For the sake of our country, let us hope this doesn't...
  • Ebola? Bring it on.

    Ebola? Bring it on.
    Does our nation run the other way in the face of deadly threats? Hardly. The United States has shown no reluctance to confront terrorists anywhere in the world. But now that the threat is too small to see — the Ebola virus — many of us,...
  • Canada silent as Keystone vote nears, Obama criticizes project

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada kept quiet as debate over the Keystone XL pipeline unexpectedly raced through the U.S. Congress because it does not want to inflame a heavily politicized issue, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Canada,...
  • U.S. State Department says unclassified emails running

    U.S. State Department says unclassified emails running
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday its unclassified email system was up again after being shut down this weekend to improve security following a cyber attack several weeks ago. The department said on Monday its...
  • US reviewing how it deals with families of American hostages

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is reviewing its policies for helping the families of Americans held hostage overseas, following criticism from Congress and families of captives later executed by the Islamic State. Obama directed the review over...
  • Obama administration reviewing hostage policies, but not ransom ban

    President Obama has ordered a review of his administration’s handling of kidnappings by terrorist organizations, the White House confirmed Tuesday, but that review does not include a reconsideration of U.S. policy against paying ransom for hostages....