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  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
  • Watch Seth Rogen testify before Congress about Alzheimer's disease

    Watch Seth Rogen testify before Congress about Alzheimer's disease
    Seth Rogen visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday not to discuss the legalization of marijuana, nor to shoot the third season of Netflix's "House of Cards." No, Mr. Rogen went to Washington to make a case for Alzheimer's disease research. Yeah, we're just as...
  • Congressional leaders back Obama on Ukraine, warn Russia

    WASHINGTON--Congressional leaders backed President Obama's warning Friday that "there will be costs" of any Russian military intervention in Ukraine, and pledged to provide support for the embattled former Soviet state as tensions rise in the region. In...
  • World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'

    World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'
    World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide. "We've lost our...
  • White House adds to Iran sanctions blacklist

    White House adds to Iran sanctions blacklist
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
  • Advocates of new Iran sanctions fail to advance key legislation

    Advocates of new Iran sanctions fail to advance key legislation
    WASHINGTON – Despite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation in Congress this week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of  restraint than it appears....
  • Kerry seeks to mollify India after diplomat's arrest in New York

    Kerry seeks to mollify India after diplomat's arrest in New York
    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday “expressed his regret” to a senior Indian official about the treatment of an Indian diplomat who was arrested last week in New York, although he didn’t concede that U.S....
  • Senators introduce new Iran sanctions bill; White House says will veto

    Senators introduce new Iran sanctions bill; White House says will veto
    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 26 senators Thursday introduced legislation calling for tough new Iran sanctions that the White House warned could deal a death blow to upcoming negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program. Despite frantic...
  • Gates' complaints about Biden are wide of the mark

    WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all memoir of former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the Obama carryover from the George W. Bush administration, breaks with the traditional code of cabinet members. It dictates that they keep their reservations on...
  • U.S. ambivalence runs deep as Iraq violence revives

    WASHINGTON — Zach Iscol was a Marine captain in 2004 when his platoon — a combined unit of 30 Iraqis and 20 Americans — seized the railroad station on the first night of the bloody battle of Fallouja. They spent a week kicking in doors...
  • Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much

     Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much
    WASHINGTON — In public, the White House has unleashed scathing criticism of Senate backers of a bill that would slap additional sanctions on Iran, calling the bipartisan effort a march toward war that could upend negotiations to halt the Islamic...
  • Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop

    WASHINGTON -- One of the best and enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president...