11 Charts That Track the Weight of Foreign Policy in U.S. Primary Debates
Candidates have faced fewer global questions since the elections of 2004 and 2008, but China and trade have remained consistently popular topics.
John McCain Loved the Military Too Much
He was a hero in Vietnam, but he was too quick to advocate for future wars.
John McCain Was Always There for America
Remembrances of a hero the United States—and the Republican Party—will miss.
Leading Lawmakers Wonder Why Trump Is Dragging Feet on Russia Sanctions
McCain and Cardin ask Trump what’s taking so long.
This is Not a Eulogy for John McCain
McCain fervently believes in the ennoblement of caring about something bigger than your own interests.
John McCain Is a National Treasure
The Republican senator reflects the better aspects of what our democratic system can produce.
As Sanctions Bill Stalls, Lawmakers Highlight Russian Interference in Montenegro
Russia staged a failed coup in the small republic. Lawmakers worry they will try again.
Donald Trump Is the President America Deserves
Democracy is less resilient in the United States than in Europe because Americans forgot it needed to be.
Senate Confirms Trump Trade Pick, Clearing Way for NAFTA Overhaul
Robert Lighthizer, a former Reagan-era trade official, is seen as too protectionist by some key Republicans, who refused to back him.
Republican Opposition to Trump’s Trade Pick Underscores GOP Divide Over Free Trade
Robert Lighthizer’s support of protectionist policies doesn’t sit well with some key Senate Republicans.
Ex-Palin Aide Lands Job at Trump’s State Department
The former Alaska governor’s “go-to girl” for communications and Christian outreach has found a new home in Foggy Bottom.
Senate Pushes for More Russian Sanctions in Bipartisan Legislation
The legislation would codify Obama's most recent executive order sanctioning Russia.
McCain Doubles Down on Russia Position, ISIS Claims Credit for Istanbul Attack: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead
On Eastern Europe, some senators signal they're standing their ground. Plus more to watch in the coming days.
Congress Just Passed a Watershed Human Rights Provision — Tucked Inside Its Defense Spending Bill
The Senate adopted the Global Magnitsky Act. Here’s how it came to be, and what it means for human rights and anticorruption efforts worldwide.
Newt Gingrich Carves Out Powerful New Position Under Trump: ‘Chief Planner’
The former House speaker won’t serve in the cabinet — and says the president elect shouldn’t tap other Washington insiders, either. (Too late.)
John McCain to Serve Sixth Term
John McCain thwarts a challenger and insults from his party's candidate to keep his Senate seat.
The Qualities of Command
The President of the United States has many responsibilities, but none is more important than Article Two of the Constitution’s charge that 'The President shall be Commander in Chief...' of our armed forces.
Rand Paul, Lone Among GOP Hawks, Drops Out of Presidential Race
2016 was supposed to be the year to run against intervention. Then ISIS happened.
Vets Are Furious Sarah Palin Blamed Her Son’s Domestic Violence On PTSD
Track Palin allegedly beat his girlfriend and threatened to kill himself.