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In my Sunday column, I argued that events are pushing President Obama toward a bigger role in aiding rebel forces in Syria’s civil war -- not direct military intervention, perhaps, but certainly more direct help for the insurgents. Yes, I wrote, it&...
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...
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan — At the doorstep of the U.S.-funded schoolhouse in this mountain-fringed northern town, Ghulam Nabi crouched in the mud and scooped up two rocks. He needed them, the school engineer explained, to scare off the building's...
KABUL – Secretary of State John Kerry joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday for a public show of unity, declaring that the two allies “are on the same page” despite weeks of unprecedented friction. Kerry, who has played a...
Tags: Politics, National Government, Chuck Hagel, Taliban, Elections
Unearthing the mystery of Pablo Neruda’s death Monday, April 8: Did famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda die of cancer or was he poisoned? The remains of the Nobel Prize laureate will be exhumed Monday from his Isla Negra grave on the Chilean coast...
California-based General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc. said Friday it has struck a deal to sell unarmed Predator drones to the United Arab Emirates military. The agreement would mark the first time a non-NATO country has obtained the American-made...
After all the thunder and lightning signifying nothing but more Republican obstructionism, former Sen. Chuck Hagel has taken over at the Pentagon, vowing a realistic approach to America's military role in the world. Not surprisingly, he indicated he...
There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother. The president's most important choice in this...
Whether Susan Rice jumped or was pushed from consideration to succeed retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her removal from the equation clears one bone of partisan contention from President Barack Obama's plate as he heads into his second term....
Many Republicans and some conservative Democratic legislators in Annapolis believe the Maryland General Assembly has become a proving ground for the presidential ambitions of Gov. Martin O'Malley. The governor's critics believe that by pushing issues...
Tags: Annapolis, Politics, Interior Policy, Joe Biden, Benghazi
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez is embroiled in a prostitution scandal -- and it has little if anything to do with sex. The New Jersey Democrat has for three months been the target of voluminous allegations, all unconfirmed, that he hired prostitutes,...
Tags: FBI, The New York Times, Politics, Prostitution, Sex Crimes
In greeting new Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the Foreign Service were welcoming one of their own. They hope his arrival at Foggy Bottom will mark new understanding of — and support for — the work they do around the world....
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