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President Barack Obama's goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan. (Dave Martin/Getty Images)

Bergdahl Swap Increases Opposition To Obama’s Promise To Close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

06/04/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to her husband’s defense of her comments on wealth, saying the thought was “sweet,” but she doesn’t need anybody to defend her own record.   (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Clinton To Jewish Committee: US Needs To Be ‘Tough’ In Iran Nuclear Talks

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was “personally skeptical” that Iran would agree to a comprehensive deal to remove its nuclear weapon capabilities but said the Obama administration faced a promising opportunity that required it to “give diplomacy space to work.”

05/14/2014

The former Guardian journalist who helped publish former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks last year took a series of scathing shots at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the possibility of her 2016 presidential run. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Greenwald Blasts Clinton 2016: ‘They’ll Probably Have A Gay Person After Hillary To Do The Same Thing’

The former Guardian journalist who helped publish former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks last year took a series of scathing shots at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the possibility of her 2016 presidential run

05/13/2014

Election workers dump a ballot box for counting following a referendum on independence for eastern Ukraine on May 11, 2014 in Slovyansk, Ukraine. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Russian Foreign Minister: Moscow ‘Respects’ Results Of Eastern Ukraine’s Referendum

The Kremlin on Monday said Ukraine’s government should engage in a dialogue with the eastern parts of the country following the controversial referendums where about 90 percent of voters said they backed their regions’ sovereignty.

05/12/2014

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Obama Defends US Process On Keystone XL

President Barack Obama is defending the lengthy process the U.S. is using to decide whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

02/19/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks during a meeting with Abdurabu Mansur Hadi, Yemen's president, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.  (credit: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images)

Tighter Security At Some US Missions Over al-Qaida

Security forces closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols Sunday near some of the more than 20 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington had ordered closed for the weekend following warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack.

08/04/2013

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Ex-State Dept. Aide Gets 1 Year for Taking Bribe

A former security officer with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service has been sentenced to a year in prison for accepting gifts in exchange for helping a Jamaican musician gain a U.S. visa.

07/09/2013

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CBS News: U.S. State Department Cover-Ups Range From Prostitution Charges to Drug Rings

Uncovered documents show the U.S. State Department may have covered up allegations of illegal behavior ranging from sexual assaults to an underground drug ring.

06/10/2013

Philanthropist David Rubenstein has lent a historic copy of the Declaration of Independence to the U.S. State Department and will have it reproduced to be shown in every U.S. embassy. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Copies Of US Declaration Of Independence To Appear In Embassies Abroad

Philanthropist David Rubenstein has lent a historic copy of the Declaration of Independence to the U.S. State Department and will have it reproduced to be shown in every U.S. embassy.

05/01/2013

A recent study finds that both Israeli and Palestinian textbooks present one-sided versions of history and culture. (Photo credit - HAZEM BADER/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Israeli And Palestinian Schoolbooks Show Biased Versions Of History

Both Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks largely present one-sided narratives of the conflict between the two peoples and tend to ignore the existence of the other side, but rarely resort to demonization, a study released Monday said.

02/04/2013

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