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  • 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...
  • U.S. to sell, lease Apache attack helicopters to Iraqi forces

    U.S. to sell, lease Apache attack helicopters to Iraqi forces
    WASHINGTON — Iraq’s embattled government will be allowed to buy and lease Apache attack helicopters to help fight a renewed insurgency after a U.S. lawmaker lifted his long-running objections to the deal, the Pentagon said Monday. The...
  • Senators still mulling over additional Iran sanctions

    Senators still mulling over additional Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Key senators remained undecided Wednesday on whether to impose more economic sanctions on Iran after Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other administration officials urged them to delay further penalties while negotiations continue...
  • Manchin's sensible way out of a Syria quagmire

    Could there be a better way to punish Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons than a "limited and tailored" military strike, as President Barack Obama and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at his urging, would have it? It's such a bad plan that not...
  • Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution

    Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama agreed Tuesday to explore Russia’s proposal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities, a bipartisan group of senators worked to draft a resolution to provide for a diplomatic...
  • Senator criticizes CIA training of Syrian rebels as 'incredibly slow'

    Senator criticizes CIA training of Syrian rebels as 'incredibly slow'
    WASHINGTON – The ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee denounced the CIA’s year-old program to provide military training to moderate Syrian rebels, saying it was “incredibly, incredibly slow” and had so far...
  • Caroline Kennedy 'humbled' by nomination to be ambassador to Japan

    WASHINGTON -- Recalling the efforts of her father to improve relations with Japan after World War II and his desire to be the first president to make a state visit there, Caroline Kennedy said Thursday there was no country where she would rather serve...
  • Benghazi, IRS: Son of Watergate?

    In his defense of President Obama, Press Secretary Jay Carney is beginning to sound a lot like Ronald Zeigler, Richard Nixon's spokesman. Carney only has to use the word "inoperative," as Ziegler did when incriminating evidence surfaced that proved his...