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Democrats Skeptical of Kerry’s Pitch for Global Trade

For weeks, the White House has been lobbying skeptical Democrats to back a trade authorization bill that President Barack Obama needs to secure what would be the largest free trade agreement in history.

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Situation Report: Mystery cash in Afghanistan; bigger guns for U.S. troops in Eastern Europe; Russia continues to bulk up; and more fun stuff

By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson When too much still isn’t enough. Seems that for a brief time, U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan found a ...

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Situation Report: Poland buys security, Saudi buys time, the U.S. Navy wants to buy more ships; and more of everything else

By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson Grounded. The Saudi Arabian-led coalition has halted its month-long bombing campaign against the Yemeni Houthi rebels, coincidentally just as ...


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NGOs criticize companies’ transparency on “conflict minerals” as firms prepare to file their second annual report on the use of gold, tin, tungsten, or tantalum from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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What Will Loretta Lynch’s Approach to Prosecuting Terrorism Look Like?

With people from Minnesota to California to Colorado to New York recently charged or convicted for ties to the Islamic State, it looks like Loretta Lynch is going to be overseeing a lot of terrorism cases when she’s likely confirmed as attorney general.

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Military Facilities Become Focus of Iran Deal

The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday he could tolerate a series of concessions by the White House on Tehran's nuclear program, but a “huge” factor in determining his support for a deal is the degree to which inspectors have access to Iran’s military facilities.



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