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Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Senators Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

04/20/2014

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts says he opposes the resolution that would allow President Barack Obama to order military strikes against Syria. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry’s Senate Replacement Opposes Obama Military Plans In Syria

Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts says he opposes the resolution that would allow President Barack Obama to order military strikes against Syria.

09/10/2013

Dozens of people opposed to President Barack Obama's call for a U.S. military strike against Syria are picketing outside the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Anti-Syria Protesters Picket Outside White House

Chanting “They say more war; we say no war,” speakers say Saturday’s picket line marks a line Congress should not cross as it prepares to vote on the issue.

09/07/2013

Sen. John Barrasso says the Senate Foreign Relations Committee may not vote Wednesday on a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama's proposed military intervention in Syria. The Wyoming Republican, a member of the panel, said it was still meeting on the resolution. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Barrasso: Syria Vote May Be Delayed

Sen. John Barrasso says the Senate Foreign Relations Committee may not vote Wednesday on a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama’s proposed military intervention in Syria. The Wyoming Republican, a member of the panel, said it was still meeting on the resolution.

09/04/2013

After changing course and deciding to seek congressional approval for military action, Obama is confronted with one of his most difficult foreign policy tests and faces a Congress divided over the unavoidably tough vote-of-conscience on overseas conflict rather than the more customary partisan fights over domestic policy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In Push For Syria Action, Obama Faces Difficult Foreign Policy Leadership Test

President Barack Obama, working to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, hosted two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks for talks and directed his national security team to testify before Congress in a determined effort to sell his plan for limited missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

09/02/2013

Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should attack Syria and involve Americans in a deadly civil conflict that has roiled the Mideast.(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Boehner Presses Obama: ‘Personally Make The Case’ For Syria Military Action

Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should attack Syria and involve Americans in a deadly civil conflict that has roiled the Mideast.

08/29/2013

File photo of Sen. Bob Menendez. (credit: Getty Images)

Menendez’ Bill Could Have Aided Donor’s Investment

Sen. Robert Menendez sponsored legislation with incentives for natural gas vehicle conversions that would benefit the biggest political donor to his re-election, the same eye doctor whose private jet Menendez used for two personal trips to the Dominican Republic, an Associated Press investigation found.

03/04/2013

File photo of Sen. Robert Menendez. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Menendez Emails Sought To Aid Donor’s Firm

Emails between Sen. Robert Menendez’s office and the Homeland Security Department describe efforts by his staff in January to thwart U.S. donations of cargo-screening equipment to the government of the Dominican Republic. Donated equipment could have jeopardized a port security contract benefiting a close Menendez associate and fundraiser.

02/11/2013

Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said Thursday that the United States must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry: Global Climate Change A ‘Life-Threatening Issue’

Calling global climate change a “life-threatening issue,” Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said Thursday that the United States must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

01/24/2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on Jan. 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Clinton: I Was Not Involved In Susan Rice’s Benghazi Talking Points Process

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking full responsibility for the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans during a terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last September.

01/23/2013

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