Sunday, April 19, 2015
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A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Cuba Removed From List Of State Sponsors Of Terror

After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the United States is removing its Caribbean neighbor from a list of terrorist nations in another sign of warming relations between the two countries.

April 14, 2015
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One More Question On Hillary Clinton Emails: Where Was The Watchdog?

A lack of federally appointed whistle blowers raises concerns over what issues, aside from Hillary’s emails, have gone unnoticed?

March 25, 2015
Obama signs DHS bill

Report: Obama Administration Worse Than Ever On Freedom Of Information Requests

The Obama White House still isn’t living up to its promises on transparency.

March 18, 2015
Clinton speaks at Silicon Valley Conference for Women

Obama Says He Learned Of Clinton’s Private Emails From News Reports

The uproar over Hillary Clinton’s use of email as secretary of State shows no signs of letting up.

March 9, 2015
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Hillary Clinton Email Probe Expected To Take Months

The State Department review of Hillary Clinton’s emails won’t be quick.

March 6, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a World Bank Forum.

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015
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Secretary Of State Colin Powell Also Used Personal Email Account

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only secretary of state to use a personal email account.

March 4, 2015
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At Emily’s List Gala, Hillary Clinton Steers Clear Of Email Controversy

Hillary Clinton avoided her email controversy at a Tuesday night speech.

March 4, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Hillary Clinton’s Use Of Private Email Not Unusual, But Still Raises Questions

A partisan fight has broken out over Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email accounts as secretary of State.

March 4, 2015
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Despite Differences, U.S. And Cuba Make Positive Steps Toward Establishing Embassies

Get the latest on U.S.-Cuba negotiations.

January 23, 2015
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Cuba Frees 53 Political Prisoners Identified In U.S. Talks

Dozens of political prisoners are going home thanks to America’s negotiations with Cuba.

January 12, 2015
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Obama Orders New Sanctions Against North Korea In Wake Of Sony Hack

Find out how Washington hopes to increase pressure on North Korean leaders.

January 2, 2015
Cuba releases Alan Gross

Deal Between U.S., Cuba Culminated 18 Months Of Secret Talks

Wednesday’s shocking announcement on Cuba was years in the making.

December 18, 2014
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Obama’s Push For Political Ambassadors Reaching Lame-Duck Limit

President Obama looks to have assembled the most political diplomatic corps since Ronald Reagan.

December 4, 2014
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Obama Administration Reviewing Hostage Policies, But Not Ransom Ban

The U.S. has decided it will not be adjusting its stance on granting ransom requests for American hostages.

November 19, 2014
Iran nuclear power plant

Iran Nuclear Talks Halt Without Signs Of Progress

Talks with Iran to to limit its nuclear activities to nonmilitary purposes are at a standstill.

November 11, 2014
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Top Priority For Lame-Duck Senate: Vote On Obama Nominations

Inside the biggest challenge facing the 113th Congress in its final days.

November 3, 2014
Iran nuclear power plant

Collapse Of Iran Talks Poses Danger, U.S. Official Warns

Find out how tensions could be about to escalate, rapidly.

October 24, 2014
Benghazi committee

After Benghazi, State Department Toughened Embassies In High-Risk Countries

State Department officials discussed the security changes they’ve made since Benghazi.

September 17, 2014
ice bucket challenge

U.S. Diplomats Banned From Ice Bucket Challenge

Washington (AFP) — It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former U.S. presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water. But don’t expect American diplomats to get involved in the fast-growing Ice Bucket Challenge — in support of Lou Gehrig’s disease research — any time soon. The […]

August 22, 2014
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Gaza-Based Islamist Group Put On U.S. Terrorist list

Washington (AFP) — An Islamist Palestinian group based in Gaza has been placed on the U.S. terrorist black list, the State Department announced Tuesday. Since its founding in 2012, the “Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem” has claimed responsibility for a number of rocket attacks on Israel and a cross-border attack with explosives […]

August 19, 2014
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Passport Woes

So you put off renewing your passport because, hey you’ve got five months left before it expires. Not so fast.  According to Consumerist many countries require at least six-months of validity before they’ll let you in – just like the United States.  So “before you fly, make sure to check the country’s passport requirements on […]

August 18, 2014
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White House Hails Maliki Departure As ‘Major Step Forward’

Washington (AFP) — The White House welcomed Nuri al-Maliki’s decision to drop his bid to remain Iraq’s prime minister as a “major step forward” to unite a country divided by a jihadist offensive and political infighting. In abandoning his bid to stay in power, the divisive Maliki has bowed to huge domestic and international pressure, […]

August 15, 2014
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Report: No ‘Deliberate Wrongdoing’ By Obama Administration In Benghazi Attack

Republicans who won’t stop trying to turn the 2012 Benghazi attack into the second coming of Watergate now have even less credibility. The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to release a report that states that the Benghazi scandal is — surprise! — not a scandal at all. “The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing […]

August 4, 2014
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U.S.: Russia Has Violated Arms Treaty By Testing Cruise Missile

Washington (AFP) – The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior U.S. official said late Monday, calling the matter “very serious.” The announcement adds a new dispute at a time of already heightened tensions between Washington and the Kremlin over the crisis […]

July 29, 2014