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  • 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...
  • New signs of tension between U.S. and Israel over Iran talks

    New signs of tension between U.S. and Israel over Iran talks
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s dispute with Israel over Iran intensified Wednesday, even as Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to visit Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions that could disrupt pending...
  • 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...
  • Congress appears willing to give Iran deal time to work

    Congress appears willing to give Iran deal time to work
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry opened the administration’s efforts to sell its interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed. Amid Israeli...
  • Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike

    Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike
    WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...
  • UPDATED: Toomey and Casey support suspending aid to Egypt

    UPDATED: Toomey and Casey support suspending aid to Egypt
    UPDATED: With violence escalating in Egypt, Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators now say the federal government should suspend aid to the country. News broke Tuesday that the Obama administration had quietly suspended most military aid to the Egyptian...
  • U.S. lawmakers greet Iran nuclear deal with skepticism and restraint

    U.S. lawmakers greet Iran nuclear deal with skepticism and restraint
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials began efforts Sunday to sell the interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed. Amid Israeli denunciations of what Prime...
  • Getting Congress to OK military action in Syria could be tough

    Getting Congress to OK military action in Syria could be tough
    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...
  • Obama's strategy to urge Congress about Syria centers on Iran, Israel

    Obama's strategy to urge Congress about Syria centers on Iran, Israel
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s strategy for winning congressional support for military strikes on Syria relies on two of lawmakers’ most powerful impulses: to challenge Iran and to protect Israel. Although Congress is deeply divided on...
  • Obama urges prompt authorization of strike against Syria

    WASHINGTON -- Calling for a “prompt” congressional vote on authorizing a military strike against Syria, President Obama is making the case to top lawmakers Tuesday that the action would be “limited” and “proportional”...
  • Draft Senate Syria resolution would limit use of force and time frame

    Draft Senate Syria resolution would limit use of force and time frame
    WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday will consider a newly drafted resolution to authorize military force against the Syrian government that specifically rules out any commitment of ground forces and would narrow the time...
  • Senate committee votes to authorize military strike in Syria

    Senate committee votes to authorize military strike in Syria
    WASHINGTON –- A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted narrowly Wednesday to authorize a punitive U.S. strike against Syria, opening the way for a vote in the full Senate next week. The vote was 10 to 7, with Democrats and Republicans on...