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Former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations April 27, 2009 in Washington.

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Former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations April 27, 2009 in Washington.

Brzezinski: Time to `Crack the Whip’ — Need Sec’y of State w/ `Influence’

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former President Jimmy Carter’s hawkish national security adviser, says that, to the rest of the world, the U.S. looks “leaderless” in the so-called fiscal cliff debate. “We look a little bit disorderly, indecisive, leaderless and that’s a real...

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President Barack Obama, left, gives a thumbs-up as he is joined on stage by first lady Michelle Obama, right, at the end of the last debate against Mitt Romney at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

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President Barack Obama, left, gives a thumbs-up as he is joined on stage by first lady Michelle Obama, right, at the end of the last debate against Mitt Romney at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

Obama Two for Three in Debates

“After a decade of war, I think we all agree, we need to do some nation-building here at home,” President Barack Obama said in his closing in the final presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. It was a foreign policy-focused...

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Prior to the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Prior to the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Romney: `Go After the Bad Guys’

“With the Arab Spring came a great deal of hope,” Republican Mitt Romney said at the opening of the presidential debate tonight. “Instead, in nation after nation we’ve seen a number of disturbing events.” Romney acknowledged President Barack Obama for...

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Mitt Romney arrives at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on Sept. 12, 2012.

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Mitt Romney arrives at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on Sept. 12, 2012.

Romney: U.S. at `Mercy of Events’

Republican Mitt Romney has fielded criticism this week for his comments about the U.S. embassy and consulate attacks in Egypt and Libya — with President Barack Obama accusing his rival of shooting first, aiming later. Campaigning today in one of...

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