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The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.
There almost certainly will be another Obama pick that will raise some eyebrows and draw inevitable fire from either the GOP or some interests groups. Just as other presidents, Obama will have to weigh carefully the political fallout, if any, from his pick.
No one can predict what Pyongyang will do, which frequently threatens action, then reneges and then does something anyway to make sure the world and the region pay attention. It has the bomb but not (yet) the means to deliver it via a missile.
There is one curious fact that still remains unsettled since the now-famous Susan Rice imbroglio of last December which led to her withdrawal from consideration for the job as U.S. Secretary of State -- namely did President Obama ever really consider her seriously for the position?
"My talking points for this evening have been provided to me and fully cleared by the intelligence community, so how could
Americans were similarly divided along partisan lines in their opinions of Rice and Kerry, with Democrats having an overwhelmingly
'Fox & Friends' Criticize Andrea Mitchell's Take On Susan Rice's Withdraw
When asked about whether the president needs to seriously consider women for the spots, Albright replied, "The most important
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice: Secretary Of State Withdrawal Was Move To Avoid 'Disruptive' Process (VIDEO)
More from the Associated Press: The reluctant announcement makes Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry the likely choice to be the
Andrea Mitchell On Susan Rice: 'This Is Not Going To Help Republicans ... A Woman Of Color Has Been Forced Out' (VIDEO)
Speaking on MSNBC, Mitchell said: Andrea Mitchell weighed in on Amb. Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration for
"Bottom line, I'm more disturbed now than I was before that the 16th of September explanation about how Americans died in
Today, in a radical bout of obstructionism, Republicans are vowing to vote down Susan Rice and vowing to possibly block any secretary of state nomination put forward by President Obama.
As Congress continues to probe the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the conversation seems to be gradually shifting from a hothouse hunt for the scalp of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to larger questions about the security breakdown itself. Buzzfeed's John Stanton sussed out that a shift seemed imminent at the end of last week, and while Sunday's political talk shows featured Rice's betes-noires -- Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham -- there was a sense that cooler heads were taking over. Most notably, McCain amigo Sen. Joe Lieberman made it clear to Fox News' Chris Wallace that he wasn't all that interested in pursuing the Susan Rice agita much further.
American Crossroads, the conservative super PAC backed by Karl Rove, released a new web video Thursday targeting President
Arguing over a resolution on Syria, Russia and the United States indulged in barbs that resulted in a U.S. cartoon of the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas" adorned with the face of the Vitaly Churkin, Russia's U.N. ambassador.
No one so far is calling for military intervention in Syria. Instead it is expected that arms will be smuggled to the opposition, possibly through neighboring Turkey -- unless the Arab League manages to institute a genuine peace.
Will Turkey and others ensure that Syrian opposition forces have enough military support to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad? Suddenly, it's a fast moving saga.
The speeches from Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu illustrated the gulf between Israelis and Palestinians -- a fear their existence is at stake and widely disparate accounts of a painful shared history.