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House Foreign Affairs Committee

NATO Should Buy French-built Warships

Rep. Eliot Engel | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Terror Threat? Climate Change Shrinking Plants and Animals Part of Bigger Global Security Threat

Michael Shank | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Michael Shank

This week's announcement that climate change is shrinking plant and animal species and is likely to have a negative impact on human nutrition in the f...

Joshua Hersh

Madeleine Albright On Debt Crisis: 'It Looks Strange That We Can't Deal With This'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ongoing political circus over raising the debt ceiling is undermining America's position as a "moral example" for the rest of the wo...

Joshua Hersh

House Dem: Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing Was 'A Zoo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee left for their weekend recess Friday still fuming over a two-day mark-up session that s...

The Compassion Deficit

Robert Walker | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

What's most disturbing is that it's evident many members simply don't care about the world's poor. They believe that they were sent to Washington to save taxpayer dollars no matter what the cost in terms of lives saved or hardships avoided.

Lucia Graves

Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out About Rape, Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jessica Smochek told members of Congress on Wednesday that, after being brutally gang-raped in Bangladesh in 2004, a Peace Corps medical...

Congress vs. the World

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The conservative disdain for the START treaty reveals a mindset stuck somewhere between Bonaparte and Khrushchev: when the world obeyed old white guys drinking scotch and issuing rules from occupied castles.

Is Foreign Aid Too Fat?

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A Democrat says we have to make foreign aid more efficient. A Republican says she will trim the "fat" in existing aid programs. Depending on how you define "fat," we may have a bi-partisan consensus on our hands.

Reassessing the Genocide Resolution

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir