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55 percent of Americans tell Gallup they have a favorable view of Secretary of State John Kerry. (Getty Images)

After First Year, John Kerry Has Lower Approval Rating Than Most Recent Secretaries Of State

55 percent of Americans give the secretary of state a favorable rating.

03/08/2014

Western powers are prepared "to go to the hilt" to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, "an incredible act of aggression" that may lead to visa bans, asset freezes, trade and investment penalties, and a boycott of a Russian-hosted economic summit of global powers in June, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Kerry: U.S. Will ‘Go to the Hilt’ to Punish Russian ‘Act of Aggression’

Western powers are prepared “to go to the hilt” to isolate Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine, “an incredible act of aggression” that may lead to visa bans, asset freezes, trade and investment penalties, and a boycott of a Russian-hosted economic summit of global powers in June, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.

03/02/2014

File photo of a farm. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

White House Bows To Congressional Pressure, Assures It Doesn’t Want To Regulate Country’s Smallest Farms

Bowing to congressional pressure, the Obama administration is assuring Congress and farmers it doesn’t want to regulate the country’s smallest farms.

02/22/2014

The U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: White House Seeking To Resume Talks With Taliban To Exchange Gitmo Prisoners For US POW

The family of the lone known U.S. prisoner of war says it’s “cautiously optimistic” about reported renewed efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to win his freedom.

02/18/2014

A group of professional diplomats wants to make sure that American ambassadors have street cred before they are sent to run U.S. embassies overseas — and not just big money or high status. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Diplomats Demand A Higher Credential System For US Ambassadors

A group of professional diplomats wants to make sure that American ambassadors have street cred before they are sent to run U.S. embassies overseas — and not just big money or high status.

02/14/2014

The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the United States or stay here and who gave "limited" support to terrorists or terrorist groups.  (credit: Maria Belen Perez Gabilondo/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Eases Immigration Rules For ‘Limited’ Terrorist Supporters

The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the United States or stay here and who gave “limited” support to terrorists or terrorist groups.

02/09/2014

Medicare's top cybersecurity official says the Obama administration's health care website recently passed full security tests, easing her earlier concerns about vulnerabilities. (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Care Site Passes Newest Cyber Security Test

Medicare’s top cybersecurity official says the Obama administration’s health care website recently passed full security tests, easing her earlier concerns about vulnerabilities.

01/16/2014

Freedom Industries on Barlow St on the banks of the Elk River is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. West Virginia American Water determined Thursday MCHM chemical had 'overwhelmed' the plant's capacity to keep it out of the water from a spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston. An unknown amount of the hazardous chemical contaminated the public water system for potentially 300,000 people in West Virginia. (Photo by Tom Hindman/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama Administration Must Enforce Safety Rules To Prevent Disasters Like Chemical Spill

House Speaker John Boehner is suggesting that the Obama administration needs to do a better job of enforcing safety regulations designed to protect the public against disasters like the chemical spill into West Virginia’s drinking water supply.

01/14/2014

The suit seeks to correct “special treatment being authorized for members of Congress and their staffs,” according to the senator’s official website.  (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

GOP Senator Files Suit To Force Congress, Staff To Buy Obamacare

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is filing a lawsuit that would force Congress and its staffers to purchase their insurance from the federal health care exchanges without exemptions carved out by the Office of Personnel Management.

01/06/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judge: ‘Very Real Prospect’ NSA Program Could Go On Forever

Richard Leon, the judge who declared that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is likely unconstitutional, has a long record of taking on executive branch actions.

12/17/2013

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