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  • The reason Hillary Clinton should be in the news right now

    As much of the national press continues to focus its attention on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's supposed 2016 ambitions, including her participation in a Iowa steak fry, the Daily Signal's Sharyl Attkisson remains focused on the former first lady's handling of the Benghazi debacle.

  • American man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

    An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor by a court in North Korea, where authorities had accused him of trying to investigate human rights issues.

  • Al-Shabab terrorist cell discovered in Uganda

    A terrorist cell has been discovered in Uganda, leading the State Department to warn Americans there to stay hidden or flee.

  • Kerry: 'Premature' to outline countries' anti-ISIS roles

    While visiting Turkey to press leaders there to start taking steps to shut down its borders — and the flow of funding — to the Islamic State, Kerry waved off any suggestion that Iran would join the so-called coalition of the willing.

  • In the best of hands: Senior Obama official makes terrible geography error

    As the White House continues to flesh out its strategy for combating the Islamic State, rest assured knowing that the U.S. is in the best of hands.

  • Becoming secretary of state could be Hillary's biggest political mistake

    Hillary Clinton enjoyed remarkably high approval ratings during her time as secretary of state under President Obama, but those numbers have evaporated as the Middle East burns and Moscow continues its expansion westward -- leaving her legacy in tatters.

  • Kerry travels to Iraq

    Kerry's presence in Baghdad will give him a chance to discuss his efforts to enlist other regional governments in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Henry Kissinger praises Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state

    "I've known her for many years now, and I respect her intellect," said Kissinger, who served as secretary of state from 1973 to 1977.

  • Kerry congratulates Iraq on milestone

    Kerry plans to travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this week to try to build a regional coalition to help fight ISIS.

  • House Benghazi panel to hold first hearing next week

    The hearing will focus on the implementation of security recommendations made by the State Department's Accountability Review Board that was set up to investigate the surroundings that led to the attacks. 

  • US weighs security needs at overseas embassies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and the State Department says it will give additional help to embassies and consulates in need. This initiative comes as the Senate Intelligence Committee edges toward releasing parts...

  • Obama lacks eyes and ears in hot spots around the world

    Vice President Joe Biden didn't get the customary airport tarmac welcome by the U.S. ambassador to Guatemala when he arrived in the Central American nation June 20.

  • Paul Ryan: Obama-Clinton foreign policy is 'catastrophically weak'

    Rep. Paul Ryan slams the "catastrophically weak foreign policy" of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and warns that her election in 2016 would just mean Obama-Clinton, Part III.

  • Clinton: 'My heart just broke'

    19 days after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Hillary Clinton speaks about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • State Dept.: Obama not side-stepping Senate on climate deal

    "Not a word of the new climate agreement currently under discussion has been written, so it is entirely premature to say whether it will or won't require Senate approval," State's Jen Psaki said.



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