United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

A woman holds up a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad as protesters gather to condemn possible U.S. military action in Syria during a rally in Union Square, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in New York.  President Barack Obama has called on Congress to approve the use of military force in the wake of a deadly chemical weapons attack his administration blames on the Syrian government. The first votes on the measure could come Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Looming Syria vote prompts protests and prayers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-war protesters gathered outside the White House on Saturday to voice their opposition to a U.S. military strike in Syria, calling their picket line one that Congress shouldn’t cross as it prepares […]

09/07/2013

From right to left, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senators agree on Syria resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional aides say the top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reached agreement on a resolution on using military force against Syria. The aides said the panel planned to consider […]

09/03/2013

John Kerry

Kerry has ‘big heels to fill’ at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Secretary of State John Kerry reported for duty Monday, acknowledging that as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s successor he has “big heels to fill” and promising to protect U.S. foreign service workers from terrorist attacks overseas.

02/04/2013

John Kerry

Senate panel approves Kerry nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday swiftly and unanimously approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.

01/29/2013

John Kerry

Kerry: Climate change a ‘life-threatening issue’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling global climate change a “life-threatening issue,” Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said the US must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

01/24/2013

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton likely to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton likely will testify before the panel on Jan. 22 about the assault in Libya that killed four Americans.

01/08/2013

John Kerry (AP Photo)

On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama’s good soldier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama’s good soldier. The Massachusetts Democrat has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down touchy diplomatic disputes.

12/16/2012

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