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Do Palestinian Lives Matter To U.S. Lawmakers?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It came as no surprise that the House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting on the current wave of violence in Jerusalem and the occupied W...

Bumbling Republicans (Again)

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

We see politicians alienated from the electorate who are inarticulate and inelegant in their language, not only unable to create the optimum sound bite on message, but mistake prone; in short, they are remarkably unqualified to appear before the camera.

Exclusive Preview of ISIS Rape Testimony before Congress Tomorrow

Thom Senzee | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Thom Senzee

American lawyer and humanitarian Jacqueline Isaac will testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday at the invitation of committee chairman, Rep. Ed Royce (R-California).

Jessica Schulberg

Top General Says 'There's No Exit Strategy' For War Against ISIS | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. John Allen, the U.S. government's point person for the international fight against the Islamic State, publicly admitted on ...

Jessica Schulberg

Kerry Questions Netanyahu's Foreign Policy Cred, Mocks Him For Iraq War Support | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry stepped into contentious territory on Wednesday when he made a critical remark about Israeli Prime Ministe...

John Boehner and the Republican House Votes With Obama... Wait, What!?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Professional. Bipartisan. Serious. Mature. Those are four words that you would not ordinarily associate with Washington politics. But guess what? The Republican House and the Democratic president actually came together on an issue.

Dem Rep: Our Middle East Problems Go Beyond Who Controls The White House

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

A Democratic congressman called out conservative critics of President Barack Obama on Wednesday for oversimplifying the difficulty of resolving proble...

Why Obama Should Ask Congress for an ISIS AUMF

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the Obama administration finds it necessary to expand U.S. military activity against the IS into Syria, President Obama will quickly face a wave of pressure on Capitol Hill on the need to submit a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force for congressional debate and approval.

NATO Should Buy French-built Warships

Rep. Eliot Engel | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Rep. Eliot Engel

With a newly aggressive Russia, the United States and our allies should look for a way to keep these ships out of Vladimir Putin's hands so we don't give him precisely the type of expeditionary military asset used to invade other nations.

Michael McAuliff

Slain Soldier's Bereft Dad Shows Why Bergdahl Swap Was Such A Tough Call | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have been impugning the character of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in their criticism of the prisoner swap that freed him. But the hear...

U.S. Official Warns Of 'Nationwide Heroin Crisis'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. drug official says the United States is facing a "nationwide heroin crisis." Assistant Secretary of State William Brow...

The Syrian Opposition Looks to Congress for Help

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

While Bashar al-Assad's military continues to consolidate its position in strategically important areas of central Syria, the Syrian Opposition Coalition is trying to counteract the regime's advances with a campaign of its own -- in Washington.

Christina Wilkie

Kerry Gets Pressed To Grant Asylum To Former Terrorist Group MEK | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what has become an all-too-familiar sight on Capitol Hill, at least a half-dozen members of the exiled Iranian group Mujahedin-e Khal...

Energy Access and the True Cost of Fossil Fuel Projects in Africa

Doug Norlen | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Last year President Obama launched Power Africa, an initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than two-thirds of the population is without electricity.

Obama Prioritizes Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process in UN Pitch

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Watching President Barack Obama's speech to heads of state at the UN General Assembly summit this week in New York -- specifically his pointed priorit...

WATCH: Rep. Alan Grayson Debunks The Benghazi 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said he thinks House Republicans are wasting their time looking into the Obama administration's reaction to the last year's...

No Coherent Reasons for Syria Strike

Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

The Assad regime in Syria is reprehensible. The use of chemical weapons by any actor is unacceptable. Violence as a tool to effect political change is a monstrosity. All of these things are true, but none justify the United States taking the role of an avenging god.

Answers To Syria Question No Clearer

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- How would the U.S. punish Syria for a ghastly chemical weapons attack without getting drawn into another war? It's the biggest of many ...

Congress Still In The Dark After White House Call

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman says that President Barack Obama has yet to make any decision on the timing or scope of a possible U.S. militar...

Joshua Hersh

Clinton Benghazi Hearings Show Classified Report Could Not Determine Causes Of Attacks | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The classified version of a State Department review of last year's assault on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, found that it was...

Hillary Clinton To Testify On Benghazi Report

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on Dec. 20 before the House of Representatives a...

Foreign Aid: Better Evaluation, More Transparency

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Sen. Dick Lugar

We should be forthcoming about where precious taxpayer dollars are spent, what goals they are meant to accomplish, and whether those goals are achieved.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Aid Inches Toward Release On Capitol Hill | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The long, meandering path for nearly $150 million in funds for development projects in the Palestinian territories inched closer to a re...

Joshua Hersh

Heated Negotiations To Save Palestinian Aid -- And Sesame Street | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- House appropriators on Tuesday were scrambling to complete a deal that would result in the release of some $150 million in development a...

On Iran, Obama Faces Wrath Of Congress And The Pro-War Lobby

Jamal Abdi | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

Obama was supposed to end the Bush policy and take us off of the trajectory to war with Iran, but with a little scolding from Congress and the pro-war lobbies, it now looks like the Barack Obama of 2008 has been put on time out.