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Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning

Sep. 14, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday sought to parry bipartisan congressional criticism of the Biden administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal, as new intelligence estimates warned that al-Qaida could soon again use Afghan soil to plot attacks on the United States....

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 31, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 30, 2021. Editorial: KCK police try to get around needed city ID program with weaker version of their own The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department has launched a strange new effort to provide municipal identification cards...

Was Biden handcuffed by Trump's Taliban deal in Doha?

Aug. 19, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s administration signed a peace deal with the Taliban in February 2020, he optimistically proclaimed that “we think we’ll be successful in the end.” His secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, asserted that the administration was “seizing the...

Mullah's rise charts Taliban's long road back to power

Aug. 18, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

The Taliban's top political leader, who made a triumphal return to Afghanistan this week, battled the U.S. and its allies for decades but then signed a landmark peace agreement with the Trump administration. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is now expected to play a key role in...

GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

Aug. 17, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced he would stick to his predecessor's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Republican reaction was mixed and largely muted. Foreign policy had become so contentious that the party's own leaders had no single position on the end of...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 14, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Blinken; Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious...

Pompeo got $5,800 whisky gift from Japan, but where is it?

Aug. 04, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Wednesday it’s looking into the apparent disappearance of a nearly $6,000 bottle of whisky given more than two years ago to then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by the government of Japan. Pompeo knows nothing about the gift or an inquiry, a...

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

Aug. 02, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “far worse.” ...

US ramps up pressure on Poland over Holocaust restitution

Jul. 28, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is ramping up pressure on Poland in hopes of stopping legislation that would prevent families from receiving restitution for property seized during the Holocaust and communist era. The U.S. said Wednesday that Poland is the only...

Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

Jul. 23, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Noem will speak Aug. 23 at...