| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Opening a possible diplomatic solution to avoid a U.S. military strike, Syria’s foreign minister on Monday welcomed a suggestion floated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to move all the country’s chemical weapons under international...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- Immediate reaction to President Obama’s surprise announcement that he would seek congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria was largely positive among members of Congress, but offered little indication of whether a vote...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- White House officials convened a briefing on Syria for congressional leaders Thursday evening, as lawmakers from both parties continued to express skepticism about taking military action without congressional authorization.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:41 AM
EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- The U.S. “strongly condemns” the violent clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters and repeats its call for the interim government in Cairo to use restraint, the White House said Wednesday.
But White House...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:59 AM
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The number of veterans waiting months to receive benefits has begun to shrink, President Obama said Saturday, announcing progress in tackling an enormous backlog that has become a source of frustration and criticism from...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
UNITED NATIONS — Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly attack outside Aleppo in March.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Truth is the lifeblood of democracy. Without honesty, the foundations of consensual government crumble.
If the Internal Revenue Service acts unlawfully, our voluntary system of citizens computing their own taxes implodes.
Yet Lois Lerner, one of the...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
“To all you people out there who complain about getting tickets from speed cameras, which allow you 12 miles an hour over the speed limit before you’re fined: Try to stop complaining, and slow down.”
“I just read...
| Dec 16, 2012
It's no secret that Senate Republicans, led by John McCain, took aim at Susan Rice. The only question is, why?
It wasn't primarily her views on foreign policy; Rice and McCain actually aren't that far apart on many issues. (They both pressed for U.S....
| Jun 9, 2013
The appointment of Susan Rice as national security advisor sends an important signal about the kind of foreign policy President Obama wants to pursue for the remainder of his second term: activist, assertive, occasionally even pugnacious. With three years...
| May 14, 2013
President Obama was asked about the metastasizing Benghazi scandal in a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday. Referring to the Americans who died in Benghazi, the president said, "We dishonor them when we turn things...