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Here's What Netanyahu Told Congress

3:56 PM ET Benjamin Netanyahu knows what everyone in Washington was thinking this morning. "I know that my speech has been the subject of much controversy," the Israeli prime minister said during an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. "I deeply regret that some perceive my being here as political. ...

Netanyahu Speaks Nice to White House Ahead of Congressional Visit

March 2, 2015 Benjamin Netanyahu began a much-hyped speech on Monday with a couple of shout-outs. "Anyone here from California?" the Israeli prime minister said to the audience "Florida? New York? There are the easy ones. How about Colorado?" The Israeli prime minister was speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy ...

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Boehner: Blame Democrats If Homeland Security Shuts Down

February 12, 2015 A day ago, John Boehner used colorful language to tell Senate Democrats to approve a House-passed bill to fund the Homeland Security Department. "The House has done its job," the House speaker told reporters Wednesday. "I want you to ask the Senate Democrats when they're gonna get off their ass ...

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Obama on His Authorization of Force Proposal: 'ISIL Is Going to Lose'

February 12, 2015 President Obama, after sending a draft resolution to Congress authorizing military force against the Islamic State, characterized on Wednesday the future of the U.S. mission against the terrorist group in two ways: long and difficult. "Make no mistake, this is a difficult mission and it will remain difficult for some ...

US Vacates Embassy as Uncertainty Grows in Yemen

February 10, 2015 The American Embassy in Yemen is closing down this week amid political turmoil and a crumbling security situation in the region. Embassy employees plan to shut down the U.S. mission in Yemen's capital city of Sana'a by Wednesday, and have been disposing of documents and weapons and leaving the area ...

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A Brief, Turbulent History of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen

February 10, 2015 The American Embassy in Yemen is closing down this week amid political turmoil and a crumbling security situation in the region. Embassy employees plan to shut down the U.S. mission in Yemen's capital city of Sana'a by Wednesday, and have been disposing of documents and weapons and leaving the area ...

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Ash Carter's Confirmation Hearing Is Not About Ash Carter

February 4, 2015 Like Loretta Lynch, Ashton Carter is not a controversial Obama administration cabinet nominee. And like Lynch, Carter presented himself as a partner to the Senate committee that will help determine whether he is confirmed as the country's 25th secretary of defense. "I pledge to make needed change in the Pentagon ...

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Loretta Lynch tells Senate: I Won't Always Agree With Obama

January 28, 2015 It's the first day of Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing, and Democrats want to make sure their Republican colleagues don't make it about something else. "I hope we all remember that she is the nominee for attorney general," said Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. ...

Boehner Invites Israeli Prime Minister To Address Congress Next Month

January 21, 2015 President Obama warned Congress last night that he would veto any sanctions legislation on Iran, saying it would derail U.S. negotiations with the Middle East. But John Boehner isn't ready to sit out the battle over Iran's nuclear program, and on Wednesday, he invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ...

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Joni Ernst Is Delivering the GOP Response to the State of the Union

January 15, 2015 Before she arrived in Washington, Joni Ernst was until recently best knownfor her childhood spent castrating hogs in Iowa. And next week, the freshman senator from Iowa will be known for delivering the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address. The announcement that Ernst would deliver the ...