Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Source: Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress

Remarks by the President at “It’s On Us” Campaign Rollout

By The White House East Room 12:14 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House, everybody. And thank you to Joe Biden not just for the introduction, not just for being a great Vice President — but for decades, since long before he was in his current office, Joe has brought unmatched passion to […]

U.S. won’t stand in way of Venezuela’s U.N. Security Council bid

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, U.N. diplomats and U.S. sources say. Source: U.S. won’t stand in way of Venezuela’s U.N. Security Council bid

Danger Ahead in Bahrain

By Elliott Abrams It has been a while since I wrote about Bahrain, because I’ve always been hopeful that this or that piece of bad news was transitory and that reason would prevail. I’m losing hope. The basic situation has been clear for several years: the majority of the population, which is Shia, feels deprived […]