US closes embassy in Central African Republic

The State Department has closed its embassy in the Central African Republic and ordered the ambassador and his diplomatic team to leave the country as rebels there continue to advance and violence escalates, U.S. officials said Thursday.

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Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leaderComments Off

Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.

DNC chair makes painful admission about Obama’s work ethicComments Off

President Obama does his job less often than any commander-in-chief since Grover Cleveland, who held the office in the 19th century.

Syrian defector testifies, shows House lawmakers graphic images of Assad tortureComments Off

A Syrian defector who goes only by the name “Caesar” delivered dramatic and disturbing testimony Thursday to a congressional committee about the Assad regime’s atrocities, sharing with lawmakers just a few of the thousands of photos he took showing prisoners who were brutally beaten, starved and murdered.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining crackdown, in victory for WalkerComments Off

After three years of legal battles, the war for Gov. Scott Walker’s cornerstone public-sector collective bargaining reforms is over, with the state Supreme Court on Thursday upholding Act 10 in its entirety.

CIA director apologizes to lawmakers for search of Senate filesComments Off

The director of the CIA, in a rare apology, has acknowledged an internal probe’s findings that CIA employees in the Executive Branch improperly spied on the Legislative Branch by searching Senate computers earlier this year.

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