But even lawmakers on the Hill get Abdullah's point, with one senator noting "all of the irregularities seem to favor one candidate."
As negotiators barrel toward July 20 deadline, administration insists they're working with "a series of easily achievable measures."
Recruiting not just fighters but doctors, engineers, secretaries and translators as Washington still assessing.
Even the electric industry is nervous about the federal government's new interest in ditches.
Armed Services chairman: "I want to urge the president -- for once -- to make up his mind and commit to a comprehensive course of action."
Republicans say he should be shipped to Gitmo instead of civilian court; Reid calls GOP reactions "shocking and disgusting."
The State Department under Clinton went "out of its way to downplay the effectiveness or lethality of the group," senator charges.
Boehner: "It's important we resolve this issue in a fair amount of time so that we can do the work that we were elected to do."
Lawmakers warn of al-Qaeda power while administration touts its "attentiveness" to humanitarian needs.
President Obama passes on an official statement while former ambassador warns situation in the PRC is "very, very bleak."
"If China remains a dictatorship it could be even more bloody than the 20th century," warns one of Tiananmen's most wanted.
"Does the president seek to replicate his mistakes in Iraq where he abandoned the region to chaos?" asks one chairman.
"If what has been alleged is true, that would be an outrage," Carney says while suggesting scandal confined to Phoenix.
Committee Dem raises the "elephant in the room" at Shinseki hearing: Shouldn't the FBI be investigating "criminal" waitlist scandal?
One European nation has a 69 percent anti-Semitism rate, while many Iranians clearly haven't been listening to their ayatollah.
Lawmakers trying to get human-rights sanctions imposed face an administration that puts words in the opposition's mouth and doesn't want to irk Maduro.
Administration tries keeping down the volume on scandal over the VA waitlist deaths, but the tragedy isn't confined to Phoenix.
Calls for rescuing the kidnapped schoolgirls include lawmakers heading to the Nigerian Embassy and one senator suggesting Special Forces action.
Al-Qaeda-allied Nigerian terrorists are thinking globally while acting locally, and their latest victims are canaries in the coal mine.
Lawmakers tell Pentagon that African-American women are targeted with "an offensive and biased perception" of ethnic hair.
Hagel, Dempsey lead ceremony for document promoting equity regardless of "genetic information" in "an unprecedented era of change."
FDA Rule Seeks Broad Regulation Over E-Cigarettes Because They Might Make People Want Real Cigarettes
They don't have research proving harm from the vapor substitutes, but say regulation "essential to protect the health of the public."
‘A Direct Affront’ to Kerry: With ‘Little Fear’ of Washington, Fatah-Hamas Pact Crushes Peace Process
State Department insists Israel shares the blame as Netanyahu's cabinet vows to not negotiate with terrorists.
A mission to save face after new al-Qaeda No. 2's in-your-face PR effort -- featuring a former Gitmo detainee?
No consistent data kept to piece together the "paralysis by analysis."