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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Kerry, McCain: Battle of the Nominees

When two decorated Vietnam War veterans, both winners of their parties’ nominations for president — and both losers of the general election — square off over differences in foreign policy, a war of political nerve might ensue. It did at...

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014.

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014.

Kerry: ‘Most Bipartisan Moment in Washington in Recent Memory’

Sure, Secretary of State John Kerry has been a frenetic traveler the past two weeks: Seeing Pope Francis at the Vatican,  sparring diplomatically with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris, patching up relations with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia,...

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

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Representative Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6, 2011.

Pro-Israel Group Opposing Jones in North Carolina

A conservative pro-Israel group is airing television ads opposing North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones five weeks before a Republican primary. Jones is the “most liberal Republican in Congress” and “preaches American decline,” according to the ad from the Emergency Committee...

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, waves to the audience before giving a speech at a public gathering in the city of Mashhad, Iran, on March 21, 2014.

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, waves to the audience before giving a speech at a public gathering in the city of Mashhad, Iran, on March 21, 2014.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Questions Holocaust — Again

With nuclear talks between Iran and world leaders progressing, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei focused on cultural wars to come in his Nowrouz speech at the city of Mashad. Last year, Khamenei, who said he doubted if nuclear talks could...

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

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A pedestrian pauses to take a photograph, right, of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

Snow Blinds Washington — Hold Your Questions, Please

The snow that started falling on Washington before dawn has becoming something of a white-out at the nation’s capital, with fine flakes blown by blustery winds burying the district and surroundings in a blanket of silence. In a town whose...

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama’s Standing on World Stage — Diminished in American Eyes: Gallup

The leader of the free world has lost some luster in the eyes of the rest of the world — the way Americans here at home see it. Back in 2009, when President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize...

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Secretary of State John Kerry walk alongside U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, as he arrives in Israel for a private meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Nov. 8, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry walk alongside U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, as he arrives in Israel for a private meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Nov. 8, 2013.

Some in Pro-Israel Community Support Iran Agreement

While most of the pro-Israel community engages in watchful waiting to see whether Iran lives up to the agreement negotiated with the U.S. and its allies, J Street is already lobbying for support for the deal on Capitol Hill. “We...

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

Kerry Bears Gifts for Palestinians — and Shops at Manger Square

Secretary of State John Kerry played tourist for a few minutes today, after announcing $75 million in new U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority for “micro-infrastructure” projects. The money will go toward  road improvements and health centers, water systems, community...

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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2013.

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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2013.

Zarif: Obama Flip-Flops on Iran

The social-networking, diplomatic Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif adopted a belligerent tone on his Facebook page with an attack on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a warning to President Barack Obama against flip-flopping. A diplomatic solution to Iran’s...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets fellow diplomats after listening to U.S. President Barack Obama address the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets fellow diplomats after listening to U.S. President Barack Obama address the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.

Iranian Foreign Minister Snubs Israel on Facebook

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif renewed his Facebook diplomacy by penning another diary entry cheering the isolation of Israel at the United Nations. This year, Iran did not allow Israel to twist words of Iranian diplomats and play the role...

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