Do not disturb Kerry to deal with the latest NSA fallout: He was in Paris, but "focused on Middle East peace stuff."
Lawmakers who salvaged some messaging, found winnable fights to pick, or staked out some 2016 ground.
Kerry not even there as Iran whips out its timetabled proposal for continuing to enrich uranium and having all sanctions lifted.
ANALYSIS: How the administration's decision to teach Egypt a lesson won't have the effect that the White House hopes, and the dangerous precedent it sets.
Investigation launched into exchange failures as security flaws and exemptions in the spotlight: "At this rate, Obamacare is destined to go bankrupt."
The ultimate shutdown theater inflicting pain on those who have paid the most.
Al-Shabaab claims it inflicted casualties, U.S. claims pullback after hour of fighting was to avoid civilian casualties, Somali minister says U.S. was outgunned.
Never mind Occupy camping illegally allowed on NPS land -- those who served also getting short shrift on care, claims and benefits funding.
Leading from the front: "The world may have forgotten this lesson" of the last century. "The Jewish people have not. Iran's fanaticism is not bluster. It's real."
"Tonight, we have more proof that House Republicans have lost their minds," Harry Reid declares as he refuses to go to conference.
Lower chamber sends the budget resolution back to Senate along with bill to guarantee that military will get paid during shutdown.
Famous nuclear double-speaker Rouhani sells media on the Islamic Republic's "new tone" while making Obama pick up the phone.
Blumenauer: "Thousands of people are now threatened on a daily basis by people with very long memories," yet "approvals have been just a trickle."
The day after Cruz's marathon speech saw debate about strategy, complaints about historical references, and accusations that he didn't get the moral of Dr. Seuss.
General Assembly back-patting includes noting that diplomacy should be pursued with Iran again because ayatollah issued fatwa against nukes.
Kerry summed up Washington's laissez faire attitude just yesterday when he referred to Al-Shabaab as just "tribal terror."
Officials says changes made in a matter of months, including weekly sit-downs to talk terror, would have changed Benghazi response.
Senator says bill "abandons the moral principles our country is built on," but proponents say it returns program to its true intention.
Chairman stands by 2008 decision to alter mental health question on security clearance form, says sufferers "shouldn't be stigmatized."
Navy was told about Aug. 7 incident where Aaron Alexis shared paranoid delusions with police officers.
Witness list at Durbin's Judiciary subcommittee includes Trayvon Martin's mother and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).
State Department says it was a quick response amid high security, but Afghan reporters say attackers made it in the gates and Special Forces arrived after a two-hour gunbattle.
Hands-off policies, convenient assassinations, coordinated attacks, an endgame: Is everything you know about al-Qaeda in Syria wrong?
"To my friends on the right, I ask you to reconcile your commitment to America's military might with the failure to act when a cause is so plainly just."
Lawmakers lobbied to take a stand against "an immoral crime of the first order."