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  • 'Homeland' adjusts in Season 3 after last year's explosions

    'Homeland' adjusts in Season 3 after last year's explosions
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early in the new season of "Homeland," which premieres Sunday on Showtime, Saul Berenson sits with a tumbler of whiskey in his hand and a defeated look on his face. "I'm not temperamentally suited to the job," says the veteran...
  • Was Chris Murphy right to vote no on Syria strike?

    Was Chris Murphy right to vote no on Syria strike?
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday for a military strike against Syria, but member Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, bucked the tide by voting no. The vote was 10-7 for the strike, with senators from both parties both...
  • Should political progressives back president on Syria?

    Should political progressives back president on Syria?
    President Obama is facing significant resistance from his own party to his request for congressional approval to strike Syria. Sen. Chris Murphy voted against authorizing U.S. missile strikes in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But others, such...
  • A dilemma for Syria's minorities

    A dilemma for Syria's minorities
    The Obama administration — with the backing of key Republicans in Congress — is poised to embark on a strategy that entails punitive airstrikes on Syrian government positions and stepped-up lethal aid to moderate elements of the Syrian...
  • The Syria vote's political stakes

    The Syria vote's political stakes
    Every member of the Senate with a glimmer of ambition to run for president — and that's most of them — knows that a vote for war can make or break a political career. The example of Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose vote to authorize the 2003...
  • U.S. officials warn Russia against giving refuge to Edward Snowden

    U.S. officials warn Russia against giving refuge to Edward Snowden
    Fugitive secrets-spiller Edward Snowden isn’t yet out of his monthlong Moscow airport limbo, but U.S. officials have warned that Russia is provoking a diplomatic crisis with its reported granting of refuge to the American charged with espionage...
  • Edward Snowden granted asylum, leaves Moscow airport in taxi

    Edward Snowden granted asylum, leaves Moscow airport in taxi
    MOSCOW -- Edward Snowden finally managed to break free of his confinement at the transit zone of Moscow's international airport when he was granted Russian travel documents Thursday, after which he hopped in a cab and left for a secret location, his...
  • Rand Paul accuses Hillary Clinton of 'dereliction of duty' on Libya

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Sen. Rand Paul sharply attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, declaring that her actions in the months leading up to the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya last year were "inexcusable, it was a dereliction of...
  • Critics see contradictions in Obama administration's Syria claims

    Critics see contradictions in Obama administration's Syria claims
    WASHINGTON –- The planned military strikes on Syria would be “targeted, limited” and wouldn’t seek to topple the government of President Bashar Assad or even force it to peace talks. They would also be punishing and “...
  • 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...
  • 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...