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US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a joint press conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague at the the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on September 9, 2013 in London.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a joint press conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague at the the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on September 9, 2013 in London.

‘Unbelievably Small’ or Simply Unbelievable — Mixed Syrian Messages

Updated at 1:20 pm EDT The U.S. military strike against Syria: “Unbelievably small” — Secretary of State John Kerry’s words for the plan today, at a news conference in London closing a three-day European tour seeking support for the Obama...

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Declan Power Sunstein hugs his mother, Samantha Power, the nominee to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations, at the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Declan Power Sunstein hugs his mother, Samantha Power, the nominee to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations, at the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Power Confirmed for U.N. Post

Samantha Power is the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The U.S. Senate said so today, on a vote of 87-10. BREAKING: Samantha Power just confirmed as US Ambassador to the UN. Welcome to @USUN, Ambassador Power! — US Mission to...

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President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media as he returns to the White House on the South Lawn on July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media as he returns to the White House on the South Lawn on July 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama, Congress: Getting Personal

In President Barack Obama’s mind, the whole fight with Republicans in Congress has grown so — personal. Of course, Republicans have given him plenty of reason to think so. This comment of the president’s jumped out at us from an...

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President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, in this April 5, 2010 file photo, on baseball's opening day prior to the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals.

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President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, in this April 5, 2010 file photo, on baseball's opening day prior to the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals.

Obama: Art of the First Pitch

“It is stressful,” President Barack Obama says. “They just hand you the ball,” he says of those ceremonial first pitches. “If you had three tries, you’d be fine,” he says, but there’s only one chance. “I end up kind of...

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Samantha Power, senior director of multilateral affairs with the U.S. National Security Council and President Barack Obama's nominee as ambassador to the United Nations, looks on as Obama makes the announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 5, 2013.

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Samantha Power, senior director of multilateral affairs with the U.S. National Security Council and President Barack Obama's nominee as ambassador to the United Nations, looks on as Obama makes the announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 5, 2013.

Graham: Power ‘Solid’ UN Choice

Remember all that predicted Republican opposition to Samantha Power, President Barack Obama’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations? Forget it, as far as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is concerned. Graham and fellow Republican John McCain of Arizona...

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President Barack Obama speaks as former aide Samantha Power, left, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, right, and incumbent National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, second left, listen during a personnel announcement at the Rose Garden of the White House on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks as former aide Samantha Power, left, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, right, and incumbent National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, second left, listen during a personnel announcement at the Rose Garden of the White House on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Rice, Power: Elbows, Stars and Stripes

President Barack Obama had a back-handed compliment for Susan Rice, his friend and counsel and new National Security Adviser — as well as able tennis-player. (He has played basketball with her brother.) “It runs in the family — throwing the...

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Samantha Power,  former Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council, and foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama, emerges from the West Wing of the White House in this 2010 file photo.

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Samantha Power, former Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council, and foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama, emerges from the West Wing of the White House in this 2010 file photo.

Power Play: Obama vs. Republicans

Samantha Power once called Hillary Clinton “a monster.” That was during Barack Obama’s campaign for president, when Clinton was his primary threat. Now Clinton is a retired secretary of state, formerly of the Obama administration. And Power, a national security...

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A vehicle and the surround buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

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A vehicle and the surround buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012.

Charge of the Obama Brigade: IRS, Benghazi, Reporters

President Barack Obama, addressing a live television audience from the White House, said the commissioner in charge of the IRS has been removed following the agency’s targeted scrutiny of conservative groups. “The misconduct uncovered is inexcuseable,” Obama said in a...

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Palestinians wave national flags during a gathering in the West Bank city of Jenin on Nov. 29, 2012 to support Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas who is heading to the United Nations General Assembly today with huge backing for his bid for UN recognition of statehood.

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Palestinians wave national flags during a gathering in the West Bank city of Jenin on Nov. 29, 2012 to support Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas who is heading to the United Nations General Assembly today with huge backing for his bid for UN recognition of statehood.

Rice Riled by Palestine Placard

Just because a United Nations name plate calls you a state, that doesn’t make you one. Still, at the world body, any entity, state or non-state can name itself. Following a largely symbolic vote in the UN’s 193-member General Assembly,...

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Algerian men look at national newspapers headlining the terrorist attack and kidnapping in Amenas at a news stand in Algiers, on Jan. 17, 2013.

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Algerian men look at national newspapers headlining the terrorist attack and kidnapping in Amenas at a news stand in Algiers, on Jan. 17, 2013.

Obama Administration Rations Words — Algerian Terrorism Post-Benghazi

In the aftermath of a bruising partisan battle over what the Obama administration knew about an extremist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and when it knew it, officials are rationing their words for a new crisis in Algeria. White House Press...

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