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CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it. (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

CIA: Benghazi Team Clash Led To ‘Stand Down’ Report

CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it.

12/14/2013

Booker, the 44-year-old Democratic former mayor of Newark, N.J., came into Congress as a rare freshman senator with celebrity status. He has been dubbed a rock star mayor by Oprah Winfrey, been called a hero for pulling a neighbor out of her burning home in 2012 and hobnobbed with Matt Damon. credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Booker Goes To Washington As Both Celebrity And Senator

When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member’s first impulse was to yell with joy. Then he remembered where he was.

11/10/2013

A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the U.S. for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iraqi PM: US Aid Needed To Battle Al-Qaida

A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the U.S. for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.

10/31/2013

The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. isn't listening in on her phone calls. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House: US Not Monitoring Merkel’s Calls

The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. isn’t listening in on her phone calls.

10/23/2013

Last week, President Barack Obama gathered some of his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss the problem-plagued rollout of his health care legislation. He told his team the administration had to own up to the fact that there were no excuses for not having the health care website ready to operate on Day One. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

For Obama, Health Care Rollout A Cause Of Frustration

Last week, President Barack Obama gathered some of his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss the problem-plagued rollout of his health care legislation. He told his team the administration had to own up to the fact that there were no excuses for not having the health care website ready to operate on Day One.

10/20/2013

Obama: Not Raising Debt Ceiling Will Create New ‘Republican Default Tax’

In his weekly White House website address, President Obama talked about the dangers of not meeting the country’s financial commitments, raising the debt ceiling and ending the “Republican shutdown.”

10/14/2013

President Barack Obama is thanking workers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency for doing their jobs under "less than optimal circumstances" during the government shutdown. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Thanks FEMA For Working Amid Shutdown

President Barack Obama is thanking workers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency for doing their jobs under “less than optimal circumstances” during the government shutdown.

10/07/2013

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Despite Gun Control Debate, ATF Boxed In By Politics

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.

10/06/2013

The White House is defending the National Security Agency following a new report that the agency has been scanning the data it collects to map out some Americans' social connections. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House Defends NSA Amid Reports Of Social Mapping

The White House is defending the National Security Agency following a new report that the agency has been scanning the data it collects to map out some Americans’ social connections.

09/30/2013

President Barack Obama says he's "not at all" resigned to a government shutdown. He says he expects to speak to congressional leaders during the day and in ensuing days to address budget and debt impasses.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Stepping Away From Health Care Debate To Raise Cash For Democrats

President Barack Obama is stepping away from the heated debate over government funding and his health care law to raise campaign cash for Democrats.

09/26/2013

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