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  • Eric Cantor's primary loss an 'apocalyptic moment' for the GOP

    Eric Cantor's primary loss an 'apocalyptic moment' for the GOP
    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory. Cantor, the No. 2 Republican...
  • Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal

    Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared "drugged" and "very weak" in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration's most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap. The Obama...
  • Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.

    Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.
    The United States told the U.N. Security Council that the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on its diplomatic compound in Benghazi planned to target more Americans and that justified his capture. In a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday,...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • Reacting to Cantor's defeat, White House gets in a dig

    The White House twisted the knife a bit Wednesday in its response to Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary defeat. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that Cantor’s fall at the hands of a little-known, little-...
  • Political earthquake shakes nation's capital

    You know what they say: "You can't believe everything you read in the newspaper." Eric Cantor learned that the hard way. On primary day, June 10, while still in Washington, he picked up The Hill newspaper and read the front-page story: "Sen. Lindsey...
  • Obama rules out sending ground troops to Iraq

    As Islamic militants pushed closer to Baghdad, President Obama on Friday ruled out sending American ground troops into Iraq or engaging in any long-term military campaign, saying, "We're not going to allow ourselves to be dragged back in." Obama said he...
  • Obama well within his right to release captured American solider

    An American son is coming home. This event should be memorialized. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel did a resplendent job of forging such a prisoner exchange agreement with the Taliban to get our man — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...
  • Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release

    Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release
    Republican lawmakers angered by a White House deal to swap five Taliban prisoners for a captured U.S. soldier in Afghanistan on Monday demanded hearings over why the Obama administration reached the agreement without consulting Congress. Adding to...
  • Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress
    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...
  • Bete noire McCain keeps Obama's feet to the fire

    WASHINGTON--Sen. John McCain, whose failed challenge to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election still rankles fellow Republicans, is back in harness as his party's chief Obama scold and bĂȘte noire. The administration's decision to swap that...
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...