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  • U.N.: Syria denying visas to Western aid workers

    The U.N. humanitarian office's operations director on Monday said the Syrian president's regime has refused entrance visas to aid workers from Britain, Canada, France and the United States.

  • Romney shows his fighting side, to GOP cheers

    Dogged by lingering questions about his business record, Mitt Romney shifted from defense to attack mode Monday, accusing President Obama of unfairly rewarding campaign donors. It was a more aggressive posture many Republicans have been wanting to see.

  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Houston on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Aide: Romney could announce veep pick this week

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney could name his running mate by the end of the week, a top adviser said Monday.

  • Repealing Obama's health care law won't be easy

    Yes, if Mitt Romney wins the White House and his Republican allies retake the Senate, he could shred most of President Barack Obama's health care law without having to overpower a Democratic filibuster.

  • **FILE** North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center), flanked by Kim Yong Nam (right), president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the ceremonial head of state, and Ri Yong Ho, a vice marshal of the Korean People's Army, presides over a national memorial service for his late father Kim Jong Il at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Dec. 29, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Top North Korea general’s ouster murky

    Perhaps only in North Korea would the first question about the abrupt departure of a nation’s senior-most military commander be: Who fired him?

  • Republicans block bill on transparency

    Senate Democrats on Monday failed to move forward on legislation that calls for more strict disclosures for political spending, as Republicans easily blocked a mostly symbolic procedural vote on the measure less than a week after Democrats blasted House Republicans for holding a token vote to repeal health care.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    RUMSFELD: America's LOST sovereignty

    The United States is again facing ratification of the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty. As in 1982, there is sizable support for the treaty -- from U.S. business groups, our military and diplomatic corps, former secretaries of State, some 160 nations, the Obama administration and U.S. senators of both parties.

  • Illustration Obamacare Hurts Religion by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    ORSI: Obamacare decision endangers religious liberty

    The recent Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), which upheld the individual mandate as constitutional portends grave danger for those religious organizations now suing the federal government for infringing on religious liberty.

  • Illustration: Obama and Islam

    GAFFNEY: The company they keep

    The truism that you know someone by the company they keep has rarely been more true than in respect to the Obama administration and its burgeoning ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists. Just last weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton became the latest member of Team Obama to consort with sworn enemies of the United States when she sat down with the newly installed president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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