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Obama Officials Pin Blame For ISIS On Iraqi Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States finally seems to have identified the party responsible for failing to halt the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq: the ...

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

A Field Guide to Assad's Threatened 'Shock and Awe'

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

What exactly can Syria do in retaliation? Actually, it's not what Assad will do. His military can't even beat the ragtag rebels arrayed against him. Rather, it's what his proxies may do... and that is where we should be focused on.

Biden Courts the Non-Aligned on Nukes

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.

Biden Deserves George Clooney Award & Train Station

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I think it's probably fair to say that Biden deserves a Guinness Book of World Records distinction for the Member of Congress who has traveled more on AMTRAK (or rails of any kind) than any other Member in American history.

Joe Biden Gets Call (Maybe. . .) and Yells: "Where is Blinken?"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Some in the Foreign Relations Committee office in the Senate have said that I should not read anything in to Antony Blinken being back in Washington. Right. . . Something is up -- and it's very good.