A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru
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Trump Has Reshaped Presidential Rhetoric Into an Unrecognizable Grotesque
In Poland, the president had all the facts and stories and history right, but drew all the wrong lessons.
Davos Diary 2: Say It Ain’t So, Joe
As Biden delivers his valedictory address at the World Economic Forum, we wonder what might have been.
Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Fantasy
The vice president has mischaracterized U.S. foreign policy under Obama.
Biden Slams Trump on National Security: ‘His Shame Has No Limits’
The vice president singles out Trump’s friendliness toward Russia and his claim that Obama “founded” ISIS as evidence the GOP nominee is “already making our country less safe.”
Biden on Trump: Profiling Muslims Will Make Us Less Safe
Echoing some of Hillary Clinton’s new attack lines, Vice President Joe Biden tore into Republican businessman Donald Trump on Monday and warned that the presumptive GOP nominee’s calls to profile Muslims or bar them from entering the country will leave the United States less safe.
Joe Biden Didn’t Lose Iraq
The veep may have poor timing, but when it comes to Iraq, he's the only one in the Obama administration trying to save it.
Joe Biden On Confessions, Cars, and Holy Wagers
In unscripted moment at the Vatican, the U.S. veep seeks absolution not for betting on cars, but for losing.
Lincoln Chafee Is Out of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Race
Chafee drops out, further thinning the 2016 Democratic field for Hillary Clinton.
Will Biden Haunt Hillary’s Presidential Campaign?
The vice president vowed to speak out if Hillary sways from Obama’s foreign policy. Here are the top five times the two disagreed on national security.
Down With Otto!
Guatemala's president has been sent to jail amid allegations of massive corruption, flinging the country into uncharted territory as it prepares for Sunday's elections.
Iraq Eyes Small Steps for Big Gains Against Islamic State
In putting the fight for Anbar before Mosul, Iraq seeks to win over suspicious Sunnis. To do so, Washington says Baghdad should also limit the role of Shiite militias backed by Iran.
Washington’s $1 Billion Central America Challenge
How to build the right kind of future with Central America.
Will New U.S. Aid and an IMF Bailout Be Enough to Save Ukraine?
The White House promised Ukraine $75 million in new aid and the IMF approved a $17.5 billion loan for the country's struggling economy Wednesday. But it's not clear if either measure will be enough to save Ukraine.
U.S. Leans on Europe for Stronger Smackdown Against Russia
Amid escalating violence in Ukraine, Biden looks to enlist Europe in new push against Moscow.