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Obama could bypass Congress on Iran actions

Even if the U.S. Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty...

Bill to grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill Wednesday to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants, saying...

Boehner defies Obama with Netanyhu invitation

Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for...

Not much Congress can do about Cuba policy

Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress. His initiative faces some...

Two-thirds of Americans back Mideast airstrikes

Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think...

Not much ‘coalition’ left in Afghanistan

Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up...

Congressional angst grows over Obama’s Afghan plan

Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should...

Congress wants Obama to get in Russia’s face

Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty...