| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- Immediate reaction to President Obama’s surprise announcement that he would seek congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria was largely positive among members of Congress, but offered little indication of whether a vote...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- White House officials convened a briefing on Syria for congressional leaders Thursday evening, as lawmakers from both parties continued to express skepticism about taking military action without congressional authorization.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
UNITED NATIONS — Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly attack outside Aleppo in March.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the...
| Jun 9, 2013
The appointment of Susan Rice as national security advisor sends an important signal about the kind of foreign policy President Obama wants to pursue for the remainder of his second term: activist, assertive, occasionally even pugnacious. With three years...
| May 14, 2013
President Obama was asked about the metastasizing Benghazi scandal in a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday. Referring to the Americans who died in Benghazi, the president said, "We dishonor them when we turn things...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
I was agnostic on the choice of former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel to be President Obama's secretary of defense -- it seems to me that presidents ought to have pretty wide latitude in selecting the members of their cabinets, and......
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:16 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seven years of U.N. sanctions against North Korea have done nothing to derail Pyongyang's drive for a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States. They may have even bolstered the Kim family by giving their...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:36 PM
WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel, who won two Purple Hearts in the Vietnam War, survived the turbulent battle over his nomination to lead the Pentagon, where he will confront two new challenges: potentially dramatic budget cuts and tensions with...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Lindsey Graham is turning himself into the mad dog of Capitol Hill.
First, the Republican senator from South Carolina opposed Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary because of Hagel's foreign policy views. Then he argued that...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Maybe, in a rare exception, being on the cover of Time won't be a jinx.
Just before giving his party's official response to the State of the Union address — equal to the cover of Time as a jinxed opportunity — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- We may never know exactly what happened in Benghazi the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but it's becoming increasingly clear that our response was short of optimum.
Even today, there are far more...