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  • Straight talk from the Pentagon about getting involved in Syrian civil war

    WASHINGTON -- The Hollywood version of American military leadership has often cast it in bombastic terms, like the hot-headed Air Force general played by George C. Scott in "Dr. Strangelove" or Burt Lancaster's ambitious power-seeker in "Seven Days in...
  • The awakening: America stirs, but will we lead again?

    Back in the long-ago year 2007, when Gen. David Petraeus was putting into action a whole new strategy called the Surge, an integral and indeed indispensable part of his plan was the Awakening, a revolt of tribesmen in Anbar Province against the forces...
  • Never ever, ever, ever...

    A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: "That was then, this is now." Strip away the false piety and legalistic hair splitting offered by Republican lawmakers rationalizing their decision to abandon a pledge that...
  • Iran foreign minister talks conciliation, calls for end to sanctions

    WASHINGTON — Iran's foreign minister said Sunday that his country was willing to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program but that Washington needed to reciprocate by stopping the sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy....
  • Keep the drone debate alive

    It's become accepted wisdom that Washington has become pathologically polarized and partisan, with every new debate inevitably breaking down along party lines. That's why it was so remarkable last week when Rand Paul's old-fashioned talking filibuster...
  • Currency manipulation at issue in Pacific free-trade talks

    Currency manipulation at issue in Pacific free-trade talks
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is racing to finish negotiations on a Pacific free-trade pact by year's end, but it's running up against a potentially major obstacle at home. A bipartisan majority in the Senate this week sent a letter...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms

    Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms
    WASHINGTON — Three hours into his Senate speech-a-thon, Sen. Ted Cruz recalled that Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster criticizing U.S. drone policy was seen at first as "curious if not quixotic," but ultimately "transformed the debate." Cruz, a Texas...
  • Ted Cruz fights health law, but most in GOP refuse to join

    Ted Cruz fights health law, but most in GOP refuse to join
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite, took his fight to defund President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul to the Senate floor on Tuesday, but most of his Republican colleagues refused to join him. In fact, a majority of the 46 Republicans in the...
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
  • Unless Obama's serious, Congress should vote no

    Sen. Bob Corker: "What is it you're seeking?" Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I can't answer that, what we're seeking." — Senate hearing on the use of force in Syria, Sep. 3. WASHINGTON — We have a problem....
  • Obama at crossroads, largely alone

    Obama at crossroads, largely alone
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the United Nations wants him to give peace a chance. His closest foreign ally backed away. Many in Congress, even in his own party, are wary. Still, the president who was first elected to the White House by decrying wars of...
  • Post-shutdown, Republicans remain divided on tactics over healthcare

    WASHINGTON — Republican members of Congress offered glimpses of rifts within their party in the wake of the government shutdown Sunday, suggesting that raw feelings might hobble progress on other pressing issues. The leader of the conservative...