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A woman wearing a burqa walks past the site of a shooting in Kabul.

Afghan Women’s Problems Don’t End With the Taliban

A new U.S. intelligence assessment suggests women’s rights in Afghanistan face threats even without a Taliban takeover.

A television screen in the control room of ITV broadcasts a live address by then-U.S. President George W. Bush announcing the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in London on Dec. 14, 2003.

Repeal the President’s Iraq War Powers

It’s been 18 years since the invasion, after all.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer walks with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 9.

Historic Second Impeachment of Trump Gets Underway

While a conviction seems unlikely, Democratic lawmakers seek accountability for the former president’s instigation of the mob that stormed the Capitol.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at Philadelphia City Hall on June 2.

Note to U.S. Allies: America Will Remain Divided and Frustrating

Biden’s ambitious domestic and international agenda will be stymied by a Senate the Democrats failed to win.

Sen. Tim Kaine

Senior U.S. Lawmaker Wants to Scale Back Pay-for-Post Ambassadorships

Both parties have rewarded donors with top diplomatic positions, but Trump has taken it to a new level.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Trump Under Pressure From Democrats to Drop Diplomat Nominee Over Racist Remarks

The retired colonel called refugees fleeing Middle East violence “unwanted Muslim invaders.”

Sen. Angus King (I-ME) speaks with reporters following the weekly policy luncheons at the U.S. Capitol June 26, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Senate Demands Answers on Afghanistan Pullout

Lawmakers want answers from the nation’s top spy about the impact of a hasty U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Rep. John Ratcliffe

Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief 

Ratcliffe gets grilled over his role in misrepresenting the facts during the U.S. president’s impeachment.

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander gets into an elevator outside the Senate chamber as the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 31.

Trump Prepares for Victory Lap as Impeachment Trial Winds Down

Republicans successfully fight off a call for witnesses, but a final vote to acquit will come after next week’s State of the Union.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives at the White House on January 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Why Trump Will Get Off

The House impeachment managers argued he's not fit to serve because he puts his personal political interests ahead of the nation's. Trump’s defenders said this sort of behavior is acceptable. They won.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Senators Battle Over Rules as Trump Impeachment Trial Begins

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presses for a swift acquittal of the U.S. president.

U.S. Sen. James Risch, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, attends a hearing on Capitol Hill on June 19.

Senators Break Ranks Over Saudi Arabia

The Foreign Relations Committee, in a rare breach of decorum, engages in a bitter dispute over how to pressure Riyadh.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren arrives at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 1, 2018.

Warren Hammers Trump’s Pentagon Nominee—Despite Her Own Industry Ties

The presidential contender is leading the charge against the Defense Department’s revolving door but has a history of pushing the interests of firms in her home state.

Sen. Richard Lugar speaks with reporters outside the Senate chamber in Washington on Dec. 15, 2010.

Nunn on Lugar: The Nation Needs Him More Than Ever

Richard Lugar’s legacy could come undone as the world enters a nuclear hair-trigger period, his former Senate partner warns.

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