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  • Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the...
  • UPDATE 1-Obama administration criticizes potential tax extender deal

    The Obama administration on Monday criticized a potential deal in Congress to extend expiring tax breaks as "fiscally irresponsible," arguing that lawmakers would be favoring businesses over working families. "(Making) permanent expiring business...
  • Iran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress

    Several U.S. Republican lawmakers insisted on Monday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran be accompanied by increased sanctions, setting the stage for a battle with the Obama administration after their party takes full control of Congress next...
  • Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary

    Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first...
  • Don't expect Benghazi report to quiet the scandal mongers

    To the editor: A House select committee appointed in May is carrying out the eighth investigation of the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack. Really? Another investigation? What is the point other than to keep this non-scandal alive? ("GOP panel on Benghazi...
  • Behind Hagel's ouster, tensions over Syria and Obama's team

    From the moment he was appointed last year, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had a troubled relationship with President Barack Obama's tight-knit White House national security team. As the bombing intensified in Iraq and Syria, so did his problems. U.S....
  • Chuck Hagel merely a symptom of Obama's foreign policy failures

    Chuck Hagel merely a symptom of Obama's foreign policy failures
    Recent events have not cast a flattering light on President Barack Obama's approach to military and security matters. The rise of the Islamic State has forced him to reverse his withdrawal from Iraq. Vladimir Putin has seized Crimea from neighboring...
  • Abner Mikva given nation's highest civilian honor

     Abner Mikva given nation's highest civilian honor
    President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 18 recipients including Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Chicago's Abner Mikva. Mikva, 88, a former Democratic congressman and federal...
  • Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline brings no deal

    The failure of six world powers to complete a nuclear deal with Iran by Monday’s deadline sets up a political battle between Congress, where lawmakers are calling for tougher sanctions, and the White House, which fears such a move would drive Tehran...
  • Draft U.S. legislation would curb FDA medical software oversight

    A draft U.S. bill is circulating in Washington D.C. that would curb the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulatory oversight over electronic medical records and some clinical support software, according to a copy of the legislation seen by Reuters....
  • Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

    By Alister Doyle OSLO, (Reuters) - A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures....