May 11, 2015

Obama hits liberal left's Warren on trade as Senate readies debate

As the Senate prepares to debate his trade agenda, President Barack Obama is sharpening his criticism of a vocal opponent on the left. In a weekend interview with Yahoo Politics, the president said Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is factually wrong and politically ...

Apr 2, 2015

U.S. Sen. Menendez, key Democrat, indicted on corruption charges

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted Wednesday on charges of public corruption, following a two-year federal investigation into his ties to a friend who contributed large sums to his re-election campaign. Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead author ...

Mar 2, 2015

Senator: U.S. targeting 'Jihadi John'

U.S. forces are targeting the London man believed to be “Jihadi John,” an Islamic State executioner, a senior Democratic senator said Sunday. London graduate Mohammed Emwazi was unmasked by media last week as allegedly the English-speaking executioner responsible for the beheading of at least ...

Feb 13, 2015

U.S. Senate confirms Obama's pick for Pentagon chief

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats. The vote in the Republican-controlled Senate ...

CIA interrogators heroes not torturers: Cheney

Dec 15, 2014

CIA interrogators heroes not torturers: Cheney

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday defended America’s now-banned program that tortured al-Qaida suspects, praising the CIA operatives who ran it as heroes. “I’m perfectly comfortable that they should be praised, they should be decorated,” the right-hand man to former President George ...

France's Senate, by narrow vote, urges recognition of Palestine

Dec 12, 2014

France's Senate, by narrow vote, urges recognition of Palestine

France’s upper house of parliament on Thursday urged the government to recognize Palestine as a state, following a similar and highly symbolic vote in the lower house. The Senate resolution, calling for French recognition of Palestine and an “immediate restarting” of peace talks between ...