09/23/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress' 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks as legal grounding for its overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants and an al-Qaida affiliate inside Syria. But...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/23/14 02:48 PM
Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, appearing at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event, said he has talked privately with Congressional leaders and "there is a strong belief" that Congress must vote on a new authorization measure.
09/23/14 02:10 PM
Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/23/14 11:17 AM
President Obama thanked the U.S. military and regional Arab allies for their airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets inside Syria and said that the bombing campaign also targeted an al Qaeda group known to be planning attacks against the United States.
By Noemie Emery | 09/22/14 12:34 PM
The following is a leaked transcript of an intervention by Democrats for a politician who is in trouble and cannot help himself.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/21/14 05:28 PM
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said the United States is hardly alone in the quest to defeat Islamic terrorists.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/21/14 03:45 PM
"Now we need a signed security agreement and a NATO [status of forces agreement], both of which should be accomplished fairly quickly," said U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/21/14 10:33 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry has hailed the "extraordinary statesmanship" of the two Afghan leaders who inked a power-sharing agreement this weekend.
By Justin Green | 09/20/14 12:51 PM
A group of 31 Republican senators sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter Friday expressing grave concern over "troubling nuclear concessions to Iran."
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/19/14 11:35 AM
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.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/18/14 03:09 PM
A new bipartisan proposal would require think tank scholars to reveal their monetary connections to foreign governments.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/18/14 03:03 PM
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.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/18/14 02:01 PM
"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.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/17/14 05:09 PM
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.
By Michael Barone | 09/17/14 01:01 PM
There's a widespread assumption that most Americans prefer multilateral action-- acting with other nations as partners. But maybe that's not so.
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