President Obama hosted a cocktail party of sorts in the newly refurbished White House State Dining Room Tuesday night, baiting Democratic senators with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and making assurances on the pending Iran nuclear agreement, Politico reported.
A bipartisan group of senators has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to launch an investigation into the actions of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the Gaza Strip.
Democrats tried on Sunday to spin news from the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which found that over 2 million workers would eventually limit work hours in order to avoid losing federal health care subsidies.
Russian officials implicated in the prosecution and death of corruption whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky could soon face new European sanctions on their travel and financial assets.
China’s military forces are showing no signs of increased alert status or readiness for conflict despite high tensions with Japan over Beijing’s air defense zone overlapping U.S. and Japanese air defense coverage of the disputed Senkaku islands.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.) is seen as next in line to replace Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if the New Jersey Democrat is forced to resign.