The lawmaker also said that this September’s measure to train and arm Syrian rebels was mostly for show.
Economist Jonathan Gruber made the controversial comments at several different academic events. The White House says it disagrees with the remarks, and “they’re simply not true.”
The secretary of state travelled to Baghdad to congratulate the country’s new government. Meanwhile, President Obama looks set to expand the fight against ISIS by launching airstrikes in Syria.
After a long term cease-fire fails, a 12-hour cease-fire will reportedly go into effect on Saturday.
In comments made off-air during Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace, Secretary of State John Kerry was caught sarcastically referring to Israel’s operation in Gaza as “a hell of a pinpoint operation.”
“I sensed a greater openness than the total lack of openness they had before,” Rep. Brad Sherman says.
“As John Kerry threw his medals over the White House fence and turned his back on all of his Vietnam brothers and sisters, that’s what Bergdahl did.”
Six bloggers and three freelance journalists could face more than a decade in prison.
Ukraine’s Jews on the front line of the messy and confusing propaganda war between Washington and Moscow.
“There is a sense among the Ugandan political class that these are petty threats,” said one Ugandan human rights activist. A U.S. team is headed to the country to review aid.
It’s setback after setback in the U.S.-led Israeli–Palestinian peace talks. Can the U.S. still keep the peace process alive?
“Maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration” on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kerry said during a forum at the State Department.
A live town hall at 1 p.m. ET, conducted by BuzzFeed’s Foreign Editor Miriam Elder. Kerry will answer questions about the crisis in Ukraine, and America’s role in the world, from Elder and from students at the event.
In February, Russia followed the Olympics with threats of war in Ukraine. It’s been a long few weeks.
How do you define “invade”?
During speeches in Vancouver and Calgary, Clinton defers to her successor on questions about the crude oil project. “What pipeline?”
The secretary of state said he hopes Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will “make the right decision” and veto it the bill that opponents say will lead to anti-LGBT discrimination. The White House has yet to take a specific stance on the matter.
The visa ban applies to anyone who “perpetrated or ordered” sexual violence in conflict zones. But how the policy will be implemented remains unclear.
Secretary Kerry told reporters that the president is “looking forward” to meeting the pope at the Vatican.
Nothing says “I love you” like an Idaho potato.
Under details agreed on Sunday, Iran will begin limiting its nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief starting Jan. 20.
Looking back at 10 years ago, to the people and events that mattered to us then.
Neither Israeli nor Palestinian leaders have had a positive word to say about a framework being pushed by the White House for a lasting peace between the two sides ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the region this week.
Behind the scenes of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors — you know, where he got a fist bump from John Kerry — where Snoop will help pay tribute to Herbie Hancock.
An Israeli TV report says Secretary of State John Kerry is preparing to offer to release Jonathan Pollard. The White House and State Department refuse to comment.
“We don’t want them to become the hostages or pawns of a process,” says the secretary of state.