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Is 2016 Ready for Hillary?, The Fight Against ISIS and Souring U.S. Relationship with Netanyahu

January 30, 2015
Hillary Clinton preps for 2016, and the U.S. fights ISIS as the group expands its reach.

Mitt Romney Bows Out of 2016, The Republican Congress Fights Old Fights, ISIS Hostage Situation Continues, and Obama Meets with U.S. Strategic Allies

January 30, 2015
As Mitt Romney drops out, who benefits? And the GOP Congress takes on Obamacare and Eric Holder.
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With Yemen’s president out, U.S. ponders its campaign against al Qaida

January 26, 2015
Hannah Allam | McClatchy Newspapers
Yemen, for years a showpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the world’s most active al Qaida branch, plunged into a dark and uncertain period Thursday with the resignation of the president and his cabinet after a militant takeover.

The State of the Union Impact at Home & Abroad and Potential 2016 Republican Candidates Head to Iowa

January 23, 2015
President Obama's State of the Union was met with pushback from the Republican-controlled Congress, but where is there room for compromise on the president's 2015 legislative agenda? Alexis Simendinger and Ed O'Keefe report on the president's proposals for community college and trade as well as the Republican opposition. It was also a busy week abroad, with diplomatic talks in Cuba, upheaval in Yemen and potential Iran sanctions. Michael Crowley reports on how President Obama is firing back at critics of his foreign policy. And the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls are converging in Iowa for the Freedom Summit this weekend. John Dickerson is on the ground to preview the first cattle call for the increasing field of GOP candidates.
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Why Yemen’s political implosion is dangerous for the U.S.

January 22, 2015
Yemen's government collapsed Thursday as the U.S.-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and cabinet stepped down, allowing Shiite rebels to effectively take over the capital. Gwen Ifill talks to Gregory Johnsen, author of "The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia" about the roots of the “slow-motion” collapse and what it means for Western counterterrorism efforts.
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Saudi King Dies, and the World Shudders

January 23, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Saudi King and longtime U.S. ally Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud died Friday morning, local time, Saudi television announced. His passing, at 90, marks the end of one the strongest U.S. allies in the region and puts oil prices and the politics of the region in question.
Benjamin Netanyahu
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Boehner Invites Another Response to State of Union, From Israel’s Premier

January 22, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The long-running debate over President Obama’s foreign policy centered Wednesday on a speech to Congress — not the one the president just delivered, but one that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will give in three weeks.
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Impending CIA Interrogation Report Creates Fear of Violence

December 8, 2014
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
U.S. embassies around the world are bracing for a potentially explosive report about to be released that details what the CIA did to terror suspects in the days after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and the fear is that its release could threaten American lives.
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How corruption abroad threatens U.S. national security

December 1, 2014
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
When the militants of Islamic State swept across Iraq last June, they numbered no more than 12,000 and they faced a U.S.-trained, U.S.-equipped Iraqi army that boasted some 200,000 troops.
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