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Hillary Clinton, Taking Questions About Her Email, Says She 'Opted for Convenience'

March 10, 2015 Hillary Clinton gave the public more than a tweet about her email controversy on Tuesday. She gave them an explanation. "When I got to work as secretary of State, I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it...

Bob Menendez Pressures White House on Ukraine as Charges Loom

March 10, 2015 Potential federal corruption charges aren't stopping the administration's biggest Democratic foreign policy critic in Congress from speaking his mind about the president's reaction to Russian aggression in Ukraine. "If you violate and upend the international order, there will be consequences. And we have to mean it when we say it,"...

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White House Press Secretary Said 'Personal Email' More Than 40 Times in Two Days

March 6, 2015 The biggest storm in Washington this week had nothing to do with snow, and everything to do with the flurry of questions the White House received about Hillary Clinton's email use during her tenure at the State Department. In a span of two days of Clinton-heavy press briefings, White House...

Here's What Netanyahu Told Congress

March 3, 2015 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...