Massachusetts Senator and former Presidential Candidate John Kerry looks like the front-runner to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Senate Republicans have been touting Kerry for that Cabinet post this month, citing his long history of overseas experience.
Rights group urges rebels to abide by international accords amid report of "horrible abuses" .. Syria's apparent use of Scud missiles is "reckless," Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Thursday.
Leon Panetta cites "threat from North Korea," calls the launch "clear provocation" as the White House warns "there will be consequences" New sanctions are unlikely, says an analyst who served on a U.N. panel. Iran says it is happy for North Korea.
Former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel met with both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as the president considers him for defense secretary, sources said Wednesday.
North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said. The rocket passed over the island of Okinawa, the Japanese government reports. Tuesday's move comes as a surprise after North Korea had extended the launch window.
Some 17.5% of Michigan's workers are in a union. Now they won't be compelled to pay union dues, in a move seen as improving the ailing job picture and giving union workers choices, says Governor Rick Snyder.
President Obama recognized the Syrian opposition coalition as "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime." The United States joins Britain, France and others in recognizing opposition group Tuesday.
Senate Leadership announced assignments for chairs and vice-chairs of the Senate’s standing committees Tuesday. The chairs and vice-chairs were selected by the nine-member Committee on Organization, Calendar and Rules.