More Susan Crabtree Articles

  • Iran complicates Obama's decisions on Iraq

    President Obama faced more pressure to intervene militarily in Iraq Friday but his choices became more complicated with reports of Iran stepping in to help its besieged neighbor as Baghdad braced for an attack from insurgents. As the country careened into full-blown sectarian violence, Shiite...

  • Bowe Bergdahl deal provides shape of things to come in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration's swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders was like an inkblot test on national security.

  • After mistakenly outing a top spy, White House adopts new review process

    The White House has adopted a formal three-step process for releasing names of people President Obama plans to meet with on international trips after the CIA station chief in Afghanistan was accidentally outed during the president's visit to Kabul in late May.

  • Obama presses GOP on immigration after Eric Cantor's defeat

    President Obama on Wednesday night dismissed the conclusion that immigration reform is dead this year after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat.

  • Chuck Hagel: 'Last, best opportunity' to free Bowe Bergdahl

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he takes his role in the decision to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban leaders “damn seriously” and stood by it, saying it was the “last, best opportunity to free him” and was both legal and in the national interest. Hagel...

  • Democrats call on Obama to disclose more details of Bowe Bergdahl deal

    A Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee is calling on the Obama administration to disclose all the details of the deal the administration made to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, including how the five will be monitored in Qatar. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said he has...

  • Seven things you should know about Eric Cantor

    Although he is well-known in Washington, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is probably not a household name in much of the country. It will be soon, though.

  • John Boehner on Bowe Bergdahl deal: 'We're going to pay for this'

    House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama's decision to release five Taliban leaders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will come back to haunt the United States.

  • Obama to talk student loans, immigration amid more Bowe Bergdahl fallout

    After a two-week focus on foreign policy punctuated by the explosive swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners, President Obama will try to shift back to top domestic policy priorities this week. The administration released more details about Bergdahl's time in captivity over the...



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