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File photo of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

McCain Accuses Putin Of Corruption In Opinion Piece

In an opinion piece for a Russian newspaper, Republican Sen. John McCain slammed President Vladimir Putin accusing him of corruption, repression and self-serving rule of the country.

09/19/2013

File photo of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Poll: 50 Percent of Americans View Russia Negatively for First Time in 15 Years

The results of a recent poll suggest that the majority of Americans, for the first time in 15 years, view Russia in a negative light.

09/18/2013

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Gates, Panetta Question Obama’s Syria Strategy

President Barack Obama’s first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress’ approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad’s forces.

09/17/2013

The United Nations chemical weapons report on the details of the deadly Aug. 21 attack in Syria “make clear” that the Assad regime carried out the attack – but Russia is unconvinced.  (LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia: Don’t ‘Jump To Any Conclusions’ About UN Chemical Weapons Report

The United Nations chemical weapons report on the details of the deadly Aug. 21 attack in Syria “make clear” that the Assad regime carried out the attack – but Russia is unconvinced.

09/17/2013

U.N. inspectors say there is "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: ‘Clear And Convincing Evidence’ Of Syria Chemical Attacks

U.N. inspectors say there is “clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.

09/16/2013

Vice President Joe Biden greets a small crowd backstage prior to speaking at the 36th Annual Harkin Steak Fry on Sept. 15, 2013 in Indianola, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Biden Downplays Administration’s Pledge To Use Military Force In Syria

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration’s pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

09/16/2013

On the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, President Barack Obama says the Republican focus on budget tightening could widen income disparities in the nation even as the economy climbs out of a debilitating recession. credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Budget Tightening Could Widen Income Gap

On the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, President Barack Obama says the Republican focus on budget tightening could widen income disparities in the nation even as the economy climbs out of a debilitating recession.

09/15/2013

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

US, Russia Reach Agreement On Syria Chemical Weapons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov say they have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria’s chemical weapons after the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.

09/14/2013

President Barack Obama says he's prepared to move forward on a "serious plan" for Syria's chemical weapons but adds that the world must stand ready to act if diplomacy fails.  (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: World Must Stand Ready To Act On Syria

President Barack Obama says he’s prepared to move forward on a “serious plan” for Syria’s chemical weapons but adds that the world must stand ready to act if diplomacy fails.

09/14/2013

In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) prepares to pass under the Pell Clairborne Bridge as the ship departs Naval Station Newport August 19, 2011 in Newport, Rhode Island. In a response to a alleged chemical weapons attack on its own people by the Syrian regime the USS Mahan, the USS Barry, the USS Ramage, and the USS Gravely, all Arleigh Burke-class destroyers carrying Tomahawk land-attack missiles, are en route or in position in the eastern Mediterranean for a possible strike on Syrian military assets on August 28, 2013. (Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

USS Mahan Returns To Va Following Deployment

The USS Mahan returned to Virginia on Friday following a deployment of more than 8 months that included being positioned in the eastern Mediterranean Sea for a potential strike against Syria.

09/13/2013

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