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Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh on November 3, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh on November 3, 2013.

Kerry Sees Saudi King: ‘Senior Player’

Third time’s the charm? Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting at this hour with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah to try to patch up the recent rather public spat over U.S. actions on Syria, Iran and other matters. It was Kerry’s third...

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In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 photo, 
Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard on an armored vehicle outside the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral in the southern city of Assiut, Egypt, on August 18, 2013.

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In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 photo, Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard on an armored vehicle outside the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral in the southern city of Assiut, Egypt, on August 18, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $1.3 Billion

That’s how much the U.S. provides Egypt’s armed forces in annual aid. A 51 percent majority of Americans say it’s better to cut off military aid to put pressure on the Egyptian government, compared with 26 percent who back continued...

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President Barack Obama, center, walks with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, left, and World Bank President Jim Kim, right, while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Aug. 14, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, center, walks with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, left, and World Bank President Jim Kim, right, while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, on Aug. 14, 2013.

Obama: Back to the Links

The presidential vacation on Martha’s Vineyard this week has included a lot of golf. This morning, just after 10:15 am EDT, President Barack Obama interrupted his vacation to make a public statement condemning Egypt for its killings of hundreds of...

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Members of the Egyptian Army walk among the smoldering remains of the largest protest camp of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, that was cleared by security forces, in the district of Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 15, 2013.

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Members of the Egyptian Army walk among the smoldering remains of the largest protest camp of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, that was cleared by security forces, in the district of Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 15, 2013.

Obama Addressing Egypt: Military Exercises Cancelled

  Updated at 10:35 am EDT President Barack Obama announced today that a joint U.S.-Egyptian military exercise that occurs every two years will be cancelled in the wake of the killings of hundreds of protesters in the streets of Cairo....

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Desert Vista High School on August 6, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Desert Vista High School on August 6, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Obama at 44%: Time for a News Conference

Six and a half months into his second term, President Barack Obama is signing a bill today holding the line on low-interest college loans for lower-income students, though rates will float with markets in the future. Half-way through the first...

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Pro Mohamed Morsi supporters attend a rally near where over 50 were purported to have been killed by members of the Egyptian military and police in early morning clashes on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt

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Pro Mohamed Morsi supporters attend a rally near where over 50 were purported to have been killed by members of the Egyptian military and police in early morning clashes on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt

McCain: Cut U.S. Aid to Egypt — Boehner: Consulting with Obama

Sen. John McCain says the U.S. must cut its aid to Egypt following the military’s removal of Mohamed Morsi from the presidency. ”It is difficult for me to conclude that what happened was anything other than a coup in which...

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Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold a large Egyptian national flag during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo on July 2, 2013.

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Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold a large Egyptian national flag during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo on July 2, 2013.

Mursi Timer: Counting Down Egypt President’s Deadline

President Barack Obama told Egypt’s embattled leader Mohamed Mursi yesterday that he must take steps to show the millions protesting his rule that he understands their complaints and will be responsive. Just a few hours earlier, the country’s military delivered a similar message, but...

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U.S. Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic, Robert Ford, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic, Robert Ford, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

U.S. Point Man on Syria to Step Down

Ambassador Robert Ford, the Obama administration’s point person on efforts to organize the Syrian opposition, will step down in July after a grueling two years of work on the issue. Ford, who was the ambassador in Damascus until violence forced him to...

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Elementary school kids pose for a picture in front of the White House on March 8, 2013. Their class had the last tour of the day.

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Elementary school kids pose for a picture in front of the White House on March 8, 2013. Their class had the last tour of the day.

Obama Asks Secret Service to Let Schoolkids in for White House Tours

In Washington, the time-honored threat of the impact of government budget cuts has centered on closing the Washington Monument. The obelisk on the National Mall is already closed, however — thanks to repairs underway following the 2011 earthquake centered in...

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul vs. Kerry-Clinton Democrats

Sen. Rand Paul is laying down some fire lines. The Kentucky Republican and son of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, said to be considering a presidential campaign of his own,  has revealed a take-no-hostages approach to his questioning of departing...

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