The Iraqi government Friday confirmed that Russia has begun delivery of attack helicopters and warplanes as part of an arms deal intended to bolster the foundering military effort to retake the nearly half of Iraq lost this year to Islamist militants.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who has been pushing the Obama administration to impose targeted sanctions on individuals committing human rights violations in Venezuela, flagged the recent case of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López in a letter to the president.
A week after seizing a major oilfield in an offensive that left 270 Syrian government soldiers dead, the extremist Islamic State on Thursday targeted two more key government garrisons, posting photos on the Internet of headless bodies the group claims had been soldiers killed in the attacks.
LOS ANGELES - As he closes out a three-day West Coast fund raising trip, President Barack Obama will call today for closing what the White House calls one of the most unfair tax loopholes that allows U.S. companies to avoid paying taxes.
Sen. John Walsh, a Democrat from Montana, is under fire for apparently plagiarizing substantial portions of his graduate thesis from the United States Army War College.
Calling it an ‘economic boycott of Israel,’ Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday blasted the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to extend the ban on U.S. flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv.
LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama raised money from a Hollywood crowd here Wednesday night, joking about seeing pictures of Scandal star Kerry Washington’s new baby -- and jokingly accusing singer Janelle Monae of harboring a secret video of the president trying to outdance Usher.
Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that supporters of traditional marriage face increasing backlash for their beliefs.
U.S. Capitol police arrested a 59-year-old Camden, S.C., man Wednesday as he tried to enter a congressional office building with a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun in his bag.
- Government undercover investigators using fake identities were able to get premium tax credits to help pay for health coverage in 11 of 12 attempts after applying online and by phone through the federal health insurance marketplace.
A federal judge on Wednesday found North Korea and Iran liable for damages caused by a series of missile attacks on Israel in 2006.
A House of Representatives Republican working group unveiled its proposal Wednesday for stemming the flow of unescorted minors who trying to enter the United States illegally from the southern border.
Russian separatists downed two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday, not far from where last week they are thought to have downed a passenger jet with 298 people on board.
Fighters from the Nusra Front, al Qaida’s official affiliate in Syria, on Tuesday seized three strategic towns on the border with Turkey in a major blow to U.S.-backed moderate rebels.
Iraq’s parliament will meet Wednesday to elect a new president, a crucial step toward naming a new prime minister and government, but questions are growing about whether anyone can save the country after the collapse of its army and the loss of as much as half its territory to the radical Islamic State.
Is Americas First Family buying a multi-million dollar home in the tony desert town favored by the rich and famous?
President Barack Obama leaves Washington today for a three day fund raising trip to the West Coast -- with White House officials noting that he’ll shorten his trip if his presence is required back at the White House.