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  • 'Troubling': Republicans demand answers from Kerry on Iran

    A group of 31 Republican senators sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter Friday expressing grave concern over "troubling nuclear concessions to Iran."

  • House GOP leader says U.S. may need to send special forces to fight the Islamic State

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he believes the United States will have to do more to defeat Islamic terrorists in the Middle East than conducting airstrikes and training Syrian rebels.

  • Bill would require scholars to disclose foreign cash

    A new bipartisan proposal would require think tank scholars to reveal their monetary connections to foreign governments.

  • Border Patrol may soon wear body cameras

    The test of cameras will be worn beginning Oct. 1 to improve accountability and transparency at Customs and Border Protection, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said Thursday. The National Border Patrol Council is expected to oppose the plan.

  • White House: French joining U.S. in airstrikes in Iraq is 'significant'

    "This is a significant contribution to the efforts of the growing international coalition, and we look forward to coordinating with our French partners in the days to come," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

  • Rubio sounds hawkish notes in speech

    In the speech sponsored by the Concerned Veterans for America, Sen. Marc Rubio called for more intervention abroad, and made digs at presidential hopefuls who pick favorable polling numbers over "necessary" leadership.

  • Make mine multilateral? Not necessarily

    There's a widespread assumption that most Americans prefer multilateral action-- acting with other nations as partners. But maybe that's not so.

  • Islamic State's rise could hurt Paul in key early 2016 states

    Republican strategists in three key early states say the rise of the Islamic State will propel more hawkish presidential candidates in 2016.

  • Arming 'moderates': a cautionary tale

    America's short-sighted misadventure in Libya should haunt the debate in Washington as it considers arming rebels to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

  • Jindal lays out a 2016 campaign agenda, decision in November

    Declaring that "there is no reason to be coy," populist Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday presented a meaty agenda that could become his 2016 presidential platform.

  • Huckabee prepping for 2016 run

    Huckabee and his team have been meeting with potential campaign contributors, conservative activists, elected officials and other GOP power players -- both nationally and in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina -- and openly asking them for their support.

  • Obama, FDR a study of contrasts on the edge of war

    How does one turn President Obama's admission that "we don't have a strategy yet" to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria into a net positive for him?

  • Obama should ask Congress on ISIS, and Congress should tell Obama yes

    Obama should feel duty-bound to seek authority from Congress for a war, and Congress should grant him that authority when he asks.

  • House Republicans drafting resolution to authorize training of Syrian rebels

    The resolution would not authorize any money, but would allow contributions from foreign governments, a senior House Armed Services Committee aide said.

  • Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in images illustrates why tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack...



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