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US: Israel Raising Tensions By Withholding Tens Of Millions In Tax Revenues To Palestinians

The Obama administration said Monday it was reviewing its annual $440 million aid package to the Palestinians because of their effort to join the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.

01/06/2015

GOP's Issa Set For Final Assault On Obamacare  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

GOP’s Issa Set For Final Assault On Obamacare

One of the Obama administration’s harshest congressional critics will get a final high-profile shot when the House Oversight Committee grills witnesses about the president’s health care overhaul and a former adviser’s remark about voters’ “stupidity.”

12/09/2014

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US Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Trip To Middle East

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on a tour of the Middle East with stops planned in Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.

11/24/2014

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during a welcoming ceremony ahead of the APEC Leaders' dinner in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 12, 2011 during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department: Queen Of Brunei Gave Michelle Obama More Than $70G Worth Of Jewelry In 2013

From furniture and food to fine art, members of the Obama administration received thousands of dollars in gifts from foreign leaders, but first lady Michelle Obama appears to have received the most expensive gift last year.

11/12/2014

Guantanamo Bay

UN Panel: US Must Answer For Alleged Torture Violations

A U.N. panel began grilling American officials Wednesday over the country’s compliance with a key anti-torture treaty, raising a series of alleged violations and admitted “lapses” since the 9/11 attacks.

11/12/2014

This file photo taken on September 11, 2012 shows an armed man waving his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department Trains Agents To Stop Next Benghazi Attack At $79M Fantasy City At US Military Base

In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate. Women sit and eat. Arabic music rings from the market. A bicyclist waves as he rides toward a stone church and a mosque with a green minaret in the distance.

11/11/2014

A picture taken on Dec. 15, 2008 at a court in Tehran shows Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari speaking to defend herself during the first hearing of her trial for the murder of a former intelligence official. (credit: GOLARA SAJADIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Hangs Woman Convicted Of Murdering Man She Said Tried To Rape Her

Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported.

10/26/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus on Sept. 30, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Dallas Health Care Worker Who Handled Lab Specimen From Ebola Patient Quarantined On Caribbean Cruise Ship

Obama administration officials said Friday that a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease was on a Caribbean cruise ship where she has self-quarantined and was being monitored for any signs of infection.

10/17/2014

A truck burns on the grounds of the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi during the September 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Family Of CIA Contractor Slain In Benghazi May Sue

The family of a CIA contractor killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department.

09/19/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged “to share a big hug with Paris” and express American solidarity with the French people following last week’s deadly terrorist attacks.  (credit: Dan Himbrechts - Pool/Getty Images)

Iranian Supreme Leader Rejects US Offer For Cooperation Against ISIS

Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Monday that Iran has privately refused U.S. requests for cooperation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

09/15/2014

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