| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:48 AM
UPDATED: With violence escalating in Egypt, Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators now say the federal government should suspend aid to the country.
News broke Tuesday that the Obama administration had quietly suspended most military aid to the Egyptian...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry still has a long way to go in his intensive quest for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But his diligent and persuasive pursuit of it suggests that his uneven career search for a legacy of his own may finally have found its proper...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:28 PM
A former Baltimore resident and Fells Point business owner, Avril D. Haines, has been named deputy director of the CIA -- the first woman to hold the second-highest position at the agency.
Haines, 43, previously worked as a White House deputy...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey renewed his call for U.S. intervention in Syria now that the White House has said decisively that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people.
"The time for U.S. action is overdue," Casey...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:34 PM
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee didn't ask a single question of Secretary of State-nominee John Kerry about his views on Cuba policy at his confirmation hearing this week. But a meant-to-...
| Mar 1, 2013
After all the thunder and lightning signifying nothing but more Republican obstructionism, former Sen. Chuck Hagel has taken over at the Pentagon, vowing a realistic approach to America's military role in the world.
Not surprisingly, he indicated he...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council responded swiftly to North Korea's latest nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime Thursday with tough, new sanctions targeting its economy and leadership, despite Pyongyang's threat of a pre-emptive...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:13 AM
In greeting new Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the Foreign Service were welcoming one of their own.
They hope his arrival at Foggy Bottom will mark new understanding of — and support for — the work they do around the world....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- We may never know exactly what happened in Benghazi the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but it's becoming increasingly clear that our response was short of optimum.
Even today, there are far more...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 9:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez is embroiled in a prostitution scandal -- and it has little if anything to do with sex.
The New Jersey Democrat has for three months been the target of voluminous allegations, all unconfirmed, that he hired prostitutes,...