| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:28 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan is planning to go to the White House on Monday to argue for keeping about 10,000 troops in the country after this year, a subject that has exposed a fissure between some of President Obama's top...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:45 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials seeking to close a deal by year's end on the future of American troops in Afghanistan are exploring ways to bypass the country's mercurial president, Hamid Karzai, who negotiated the agreement but now refuses to sign it....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- General Douglas MacArthur, in being relieved of his command by President Harry Truman in the Korean War, famously declared that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away." The last part of that has most often applied as well to defeated...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:46 PM
With the clock ticking down to an end-of-year deadline for a U.S.-Afghan security agreement, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Monday failed to persuade recalcitrant Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact, according to Afghan and U.S....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A day before the United States and allies are to reopen talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program, President Obama asked Senate leaders Tuesday to hold off on imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic to give the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON — The expanding transatlantic scandal over U.S. eavesdropping on Europe's leaders and spying on its citizens has begun to strain intelligence relationships and diplomatic ties between allies that call each other best friends, according to...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open...
| Sep 10, 2013
The Obama administration offered a decidedly mixed reaction Monday to a suggestion that Syria might be willing to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities to avert a U.S military attack. For part of the day officials sounded dismissive,...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Last week: Fifty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Americans came together to demand liberty and equal opportunity. Perhaps the most iconic event of my lifetime, the March on Washington was a defining moment in our nation’s history. I am still...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The diplomatic hosannas for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi following his brokering of the recent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel were still being heard even as the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood started behaving like a pharaoh. Morsi...