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Emily Cadei has been covering foreign policy for CQ Roll Call since April 2010. Emily joined CQ in 2007 as the co-editor of CQ MoneyLine, covering campaign finance and lobbying through the 2008 election cycle. She joined politics desk in November 2008, reporting on congressional campaigns and special elections for both CQ and Roll Call, before assuming her current post. Emily began her career at the San Francisco Business Times before coming to Washington, D.C., in 2003 and taking a job as a staff writer for National Journal's daily political briefing, The Hotline. She took a break from the Beltway in 2005 to volunteer for a non-profit journalism training program for rural women in South Africa, then went on to earn a master's degree in political science, specializing in comparative government, from the University of Oxford (UK). She has been a guest on a wide array of radio and TV news networks, including C-SPAN, Fox News and MSNBC. Emily is a native of Sacramento, Calif. and has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University.
Calls for a tougher U.S. policy against Syria intensified Thursday as a bipartisan group of senators urged President Barack Obama to threaten regime-toppling military action if President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons against rebels trying to drive him from power.
Already a leading GOP voice on international affairs, veteran Sen. John McCain of Arizona may further cement that role by joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next year.
The White House doesn’t need the support of vocal critics like Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte to confirm United Nations ambassador Susan E. Rice, should the president nominate her as secretary of State. But they almost certainly would need the backing of moderates in both parties, and statements by a number of those senators Wednesday made clear that support is in doubt.
Three leading Republican critics of United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice said that meeting with her Tuesday left them only more troubled about her potential nomination to be secretary of State.
One of the Senate’s strongest critics of Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is changing his tune. Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., said Monday night that he would not necessarily oppose Rice if President Barack Obama nominates her as his next secretary of State.
Legislation to normalize trade relations with Russia faces one more hurdle before it can become law. The bill, which the House passed overwhelmingly last week, still lacks a clear path in the Senate, due to a disagreement over accompanying human rights language.
An unusually personal spat between Senate Republicans and President Barack Obama over U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice broke into open view Wednesday, setting up what could be a protracted power struggle if Obama decides to nominate her for secretary of State.
Many lawmakers from both parties say they consider the extramarital affair of David H. Petraeus and his retirement from the CIA a distraction from a more meaningful spy-related investigation: what happened in the lead-up to and fallout from the September terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Sen. John McCain promised Wednesday that he will do “whatever’s necessary to block” U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice from becoming secretary of State, should President Barack Obama nominate her to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton, prompting Obama to issue a spirited defense of Rice.
Senate hawks are bracing for a showdown with Democratic leaders and the Obama administration over their latest round of Iran sanctions and, potentially, the direction of diplomacy with Tehran.
The Obama administration is trying to push ahead with efforts to help shore up Egypt’s crippled economy but continues to be stymied by House Republicans, a stand-off that appears unlikely to be resolved this year.
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Monday that there is “no doubt” former CIA Director David H. Petraeus will have to testify before Congress on the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Monday there is “no doubt” former CIA Director David H. Petraeus will have to testify before Congress about the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
A White House official told grassroots supporters of a stalled Senate bill renewing domestic violence programs that widening their coalition to include law enforcement officials and faith-based leaders would help build pressure on House Republicans to advance the measure.
Sen. Bob Corker is hardly the fire-breathing ideologue that North Carolina Republican Sen. Jesse Helms was during his tenure at the helm of the Foreign Relations Committee in the 1990s. Nor does he exude the cerebral statesmanship that Indiana GOP Sen. Dick Lugar did last decade, as well as for a short stint in the mid-’80s.
Knee-jerk reactions to the death of four State Department employees in Benghazi, Libya last month could hurt, not help, U.S. diplomacy, several former ambassadors and State Department employees warned Thursday.
State Department officials admitted Wednesday that Foggy Bottom rejected a request to keep a team of Defense Department security agents in Libya this summer, months before Islamist militants attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing four Americans. But one former senior security official at the embassy in Tripoli also suggested that maintaining such a force, while preferable, was unlikely to have prevented the lethal Sept. 11 assault.