| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON — The issue of Syria has scrambled the usual political alliances that have long defined California’s members of Congress, even as President Obama and delegation leaders seek to persuade them to side with him.
Backing their party&...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:31 PM
President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday evening about the escalating crisis in Syria and whether the U.S. will take military action to punish President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons on his own people.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
TELLURIDE, Colo. — Donald Rumsfeld is no Robert McNamara.
Just ask filmmaker Errol Morris, who has taken on both controversial former Defense secretaries as documentary subjects in their twilight years: McNamara in 2003's "The Fog of War," and now...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 AM
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asserted his determination to end the use of the filibuster to block presidential appointments Monday, saying the change was needed to “save the Senate from becoming obsolete.”
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Is it that time again?
Syria will be foremost on Congress' mind when it returns from vacation next week, but lurking on the horizon like an ever-present cloud bank will be the debt limit. Treasury officials say the limit, currently set at $16.7...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:12 PM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Like a distant cousin who unexpectedly shows up for dinner after years of ignoring invitations, President Obama arrived in Sweden on Wednesday for a last-minute, but first-ever, presidential visit to this Scandinavian capital....
| Sep 5, 2013
What's striking about the debate over President Obama's plan for a punitive strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad is the extent to which it centers on countries other than Syria. There's a reason for this. A concept that has had a long, significant...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
An E-Z-Go golf cart, a Yamaha grand piano, some Lladro figurines. It's the stuff of two long and remarkable lives — the lives of Bob and Dolores Hope. He lived to be 100, she 102, and together they hosted more than six decades' worth of presidents...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:31 PM
The ghost of "Curveball" is haunting the Obama administration and undermining its efforts to marshal strong foreign and domestic support for military strikes on Syria.
Curveball was the code name given Iraqi defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan, who claimed in...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:47 PM
WASHINGTON – The White House signaled Thursday that it will do whatever is necessary to protect “core national security interests” that it argues are at stake in Syria.
Josh Earnest, a deputy White House spokesman, said President...
| Aug 29, 2013
So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what?
As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...