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Scientists Move Doomsday Clock Closer to Apocalypse

Citing nuclear proliferation and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Thursday set the clock to three minutes to midnight.

Party Lines Are Blurring in Congress Over Iran

Democrats and Republicans are splitting from the party line on sanctions.


New Page. Same Obama.

The president declares that the nation has finally turned the corner and is entering a new era. Then why does everything feel so familiar?  

This Year's State of the Union Address Is Light on Foreign Affairs

The president will talk about Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan far less than he did in previous speeches

Can Obama Get Congress to Help Him Fight Terrorism?

Of all the things he will propose Tuesday night, Obama's biggest challenge remains getting buy-in from Congress on foreign policy.

Obama to Congress: On Foreign Policy, Back Off

In no uncertain terms, President Obama warned that he would veto any bill would move to impose additional sanctions on the Iranian government while U.S. negotiators are trying ...

FBI Arrests Ohio Man for Plot to Attack U.S. Capitol

"I believe that we should wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything," the accused wrote to an FBI informant.

House GOP Centrists Push Back on Immigration

Border funding bill passes, but only after moderates force a close vote on blocking Obama policy.

Call It Radical Islam (But Don't Get Carried Away)

Obama is too careful with his words. Many of his critics aren't careful enough.

U.S. Central Command’s Twitter Account Appears to Be Hacked

Menacing messages showed up on the government agency's Twitter feed on Monday afternoon.

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