By Susan Crabtree | 01/13/14 07:49 AM
On hand for the former Israeli Prime Minister's memorial service, Biden spoke for 17 minutes, calling Sharon a “complex man” who's life embodied the journey of Israel itself. During his remarks, Biden also reaffirmed the United States' “unflagging commitment” to Israel.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/13/14 07:47 AM
President Obama begins the week trying to stave off new sanctions legislation in Congress after his administration, along with five other world powers, finalized a deal with Iran Sunday to freeze parts of its nuclear program.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/12/14 03:37 PM
The deal between Iran and six world powers to freeze part of its nuclear program is finalized and will go into effect Jan. 20, the Obama administration announced Sunday as it fought a push in Congress to pass new sanctions legislation that it said would derail the pact. The initial agreement...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/10/14 05:25 PM
A new Iran sanctions bill is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill as talks to finalize a nuclear deal drag on between the Obama administration and Iranian officials. Fifty-nine senators have signed onto a bill introduced by Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Sen. Mark...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/10/14 02:11 PM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is continuing to resist Obama administration efforts to persuade him to sign an agreement as soon as possible on the parameters of a post-war relationship. The U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, James Cunningham, has privately warned the Obama administration that...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/10/14 01:10 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the Justice Department would recognize 1,300 gay marriages in the state of Utah for federal purposes, even though the state was refusing to do so. Holder said the federal government would grant federal marriage benefits to those same-sex couples...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/10/14 12:28 PM
As President Obama weighs changes to the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance practices, vocal Democratic critics of the programs pressed the White House on Friday to end the sweeping spying dragnet and restore public trust in the nation's intelligence agencies. Sens. Ron...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/10/14 11:49 AM
Just as Washington returned to work after the holidays, Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy credentials suffered two body blows, and his 2016 presidential prospects took a decided turn for the worse.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/09/14 05:10 PM
The top senator on the Armed Services Committee is signaling a willingness to send more military assistance to Iraq as the government in Baghdad struggles to recapture areas seized by al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists. Sen. Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who chairs the panel, in...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/09/14 04:26 PM
The Justice Department appointed a political supporter of President Obama who has donated to his re-election efforts to head its criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
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