| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:48 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:38 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:23 AM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey renewed his call for U.S. intervention in Syria now that the White House has said decisively that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people.
"The time for U.S. action is overdue," Casey...
| May 1, 2013
Barack Obama really, really does not want to get tangled up in Syria.
For almost a year, Obama's secretaries of State — first Hillary Rodham Clinton, now John Kerry — have pressed the president for more aid to the insurgents who are fighting...
| May 29, 2013
The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
| Apr 14, 2013
The White House finally made it official last week: Yes, the civil war in Syria is a slippery slope, and yes, we're on it.
Nobody in the Obama administration actually used those words, of course. But if you paid attention to what officials said, it...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:34 PM
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee didn't ask a single question of Secretary of State-nominee John Kerry about his views on Cuba policy at his confirmation hearing this week. But a meant-to-...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The Week in Pictures from around the world....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News starts out in a winter wonderland, where visitors walk through the snowy landscape at Grosser Feldberg in Germany. Cold weather was on the menu across the Atlantic, where commuters bundled up against the cold on New York's...