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  • Three years after U.S. intervention, Libya's an even bigger disaster

    Libya suffered through an eventful St. Patrick's Day on Monday: car bomb attacks in Benghazi killed at least eight people, and the U.S. Navy SEALs scored “one for the Morning Glory” by capturing the runaway oil tanker bearing that name in order to return it to the Libyan government, such as...

  • Without a foreign policy, Obama appears weak and indecisive

    What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longe,r and its “disappearance” has far greater implications for America. It is our foreign policy. Can anyone say what it is? With Russia's Vladimir Putin...

  • House Energy and Commerce to take up natural gas exports bill

    A House subcommittee plans to hold a March 25 hearing on Rep. Cory Gardner's bill to expedite natural gas exports, the Washington Examiner has learned, in a move that underscores increasing congressional pressure to take aim at Russia as the Ukrainian crisis escalates. The House Energy and...

  • Obama: Mahmoud Abbas 'consistently renounced violence'

    President Obama on Monday praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as someone who “consistently renounced violence” as the two leaders met in the White House to discuss the Mideast peace process. Obama hosted Abbas for talks Monday as the U.S. pushes Israel and the Palestinians toward...

  • Russian sanctions coming in 'days,' says White House adviser

    President Obama's senior adviser said Sunday's referendum vote in Ukraine's Crimea region on whether to join Russia is illegal and that sanctions against Russia will be announced "in the coming days." Dan Pfeiffer said that the White House is concerned about the referendum, in which Crimea's...

  • Sen. John McCain: 'Fundamental reassessment' needed with Russia

    Sen. John McCain called for a "fundamental reassessment" with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Ukraine's Crimea region votes in a referendum that experts expect will annex the state with Russia. "Treat him for what he is. That does not mean the ignition of the Cold War. But it does mean...

  • John Kerry: 'There will be some sanctions' over Crimea vote

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the U.S. would impose sanctions over a planned referendum in the Crimean region to secede from Ukraine, conceding that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not change his position before Sunday's vote. “If the referendum takes place there will...

  • Obama warns of 'consequences' as Crimea referendum nears

    President Obama on Friday warned Russia of “consequences” if the country allows the government in Ukraine's Crimea region to go ahead with a referendum on secession. “There will be consequences,” said Obama as he met with visiting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the White House....

  • Obama under fire for big-money ambassador nominees

    Modern presidents have regularly picked well-heeled campaign donors and political allies for plum ambassadorships. But the decades-long debate over the practice has flared up again after three of President Obama's picks flubbed basic political facts about the countries they were picked to serve...

  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...

  • Eric Cantor dismisses Senate Ukraine package, calls for vote on House version

    A Senate panel Thursday approved a package of loan guarantees for embattled Ukraine, but the measure could ultimately stall over a provision included to reform the International Monetary Fund. Congress will adjourn for a week-long recess Friday before addressing the legislation, which includes...

  • President Obama: We 'completely reject' Crimean referendum

    President Obama on Wednesday assured Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that the international community would “completely reject” a Russian-backed referendum on Crimean secession. Obama hosted Yatsenyuk at the White House as Crimea, which was seized by Russian military forces,...

  • Eight U.S. senators headed to Ukraine on Thursday

    A bipartisan team of U.S. Senators will head to Ukraine tomorrow to meet with the country’s leaders and to provide support for the nation as it attempts to re-organize and fend off invading Russia.

  • John McCain attacks Obama for 'incredible misreading of Vladimir Putin'

    He's not exactly saying “I told you so,” but Sen. John McCain, who lost to then-Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 election, is blasting the president for misreading Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression and for generally “leading from behind” on the world stage. In a fundraising...

  • Ted Cruz is Rand Paul's most dangerous foreign policy critic

    If Sen. Rand Paul has any hope of capturing the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he'll have to convince the conservative base he can be trusted on foreign policy -- which is exactly why Sen. Ted Cruz is his most dangerous critic. Though they have often been allies on domestic...



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  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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