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  • Michelle Kwan to work for Hillary Clinton campaign

    Michelle Kwan is joining Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and will work on outreach programs. The nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist has worked for the State Department as a U.S. public...
  • Bill Clinton says he will stop giving paid speeches if Hillary is elected

    Bill Clinton says he will stop giving paid speeches if Hillary is elected
    Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that if his wife is elected president he will stop giving paid speeches and, if she asks, step down from the foundation that bears his name and has fueled attacks against her during her nascent campaign. The ...
  • US plans to focus on environment in Columbia River talks

    WASHINGTON After a long delay, the Obama administration has signaled that it's ready to launch talks with Canada to renew the 51-year-old Columbia River Treaty, a controversial pact that created dams for electricity and flood control in the Pacific...
  • House panel OKs bill punishing State over Benghazi response

    Over White House objections, a House panel approved a bill Thursday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department until it produces more documents to lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post...
  • State Dept suspends overseas passport, visa issuance

    The State Department said Friday it has been forced to suspend the issuance of U.S. passports and visas at its overseas diplomatic missions due to a glitch that has hit one of its computer databases. In a statement posted to its travel.state.gov website,...
  • Senators broach renewed bid to authorize fighting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said he'll try to bridge the differences that have prevented U.S. lawmakers from voting to authorize the war against Islamic State. The commitment by Corker, a Tennessee...
  • Senate panel denounces 'war crimes' in Syria

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a bill that condemns violence in Syria and calls on the State Department to report to Congress on war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. The bill denounces the use of chemical weapons,...
  • Clinton email scandal affects State Department funding

    WASHINGTON Democrats are expected to put up a fight in the coming days and weeks over a Republican plan to withhold a substantial amount of the State Department's operating budget as punishment for the amount of time it is taking the agency to produce the...
  • Kaine tries new tack on force authorization against Islamic State

    Ten months after the U.S. launched action against the Islamic State, Sen. Tim Kaine and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.  got tired of waiting for Congress to debate and vote on sending American troops into harm’s way. So they joined hands across...
  • Supreme Court strikes down 'born in Jerusalem' passport law

    Siding with the White House in a foreign-policy power struggle with Congress, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Americans born in the disputed city of Jerusalem can't list Israel as their birthplace on passports. In a 6-3 ruling, the court said...
  • Supreme Court backs president's foreign policy powers in passport dispute

    Supreme Court backs president's foreign policy powers in passport dispute
    — In striking down a law that allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to have their birthplace recorded as "Israel," the Supreme Court on Monday bolstered the constitutional role of the president in setting the nation's foreign policy. In a 6-3 ruling,...