John McCain

In this citizen journalism image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, black smoke leaps the air from government forces shelling in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/United media office of Arbeen)

A look at Syria developments around the world

The United States is considering launching a punitive strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, blamed by the U.S. and the Syrian opposition for an Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack in a […]

09/02/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at Queen Alia International Airport on Friday,  July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

US seeks Congress’ OK for action citing sarin use

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration geared up for the biggest foreign policy vote since the Iraq war by arguing Sunday that new physical evidence shows the Syrian government used sarin gas in a deadly […]

09/01/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama plays down US intervening in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday played down the prospect of speedy U.S. intervention in Syria, stressing the difficulty of ordering military action against the Assad government without a strong international coalition and […]

08/23/2013

President Barack Obama returns a salute as he is met in the tarmac by the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews Commander Col. William Knight, right, as he switched from the Marine One helicopter to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US pressed to react to violence in Syria, Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is poised to suspend another major weapons shipment to Egypt amid deep divisions within the Obama administration over whether to cut off aid to the military-backed government. The debate mirrors […]

08/22/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Texas Sen. Cruz renounces Canadian citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz, seemingly eyeing a presidential run in 2016, calls his renunciation of Canadian citizenship no big deal, even though questions about candidates’ birthplaces have flared in recent elections. Controversy still […]

08/20/2013

New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia,  second from right, speaks as, from left, Karin Agness, founder of Network of Enlightened Women, Speaker of the House in Oklahoma, T.W. Shannon, Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, and San Jose police officer Scott Erickson look on during the Republican National Committee summer meeting Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS)

GOP pushes rising stars amid internal skepticism

BOSTON (AP) — The Republican Party launched its latest effort Thursday to sell itself to a more diverse segment of the population, acknowledging a glaring weakness in the GOP’s ability to attract new voters in […]

08/15/2013

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tonight Show: Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was “disappointed” that Russia granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, defying Obama administration demands that the former government contractor be […]

08/06/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama challenges GOP to accept corporate tax deal

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered congressional Republicans a new corporate tax cut and jobs spending package he said might “help break through some of the political logjam in Washington,” only […]

07/30/2013

John McCain

Obama and McCain: Washington’s newest odd couple

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals to bipartisan partners. There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe tensions […]

07/27/2013

Meghan McCain (AP Photo)

Meghan McCain gets own show on new TV network

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meghan McCain is getting her own show on a new TV network targeting the generation of Americans known as millennials. “Raising McCain” will debut on Pivot, a general entertainment network […]

07/26/2013

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