In international abduction cases, quiet diplomacy is not working

(Bill Kostroun / AP)

Quiet diplomacy is not working in international abduction cases.


Religious rights watchdog pushes to add Pakistan, Syria to list of worst offenders

One of the nation’s leading — and official — champions of religious freedom implored the Obama administration to add Pakistan and Syria to the list of nations that most egregiously violate religious rights.

Peter King is less angry today about Sandy vote

But will John Boehner get King's support in the election for House Speaker?


Syrian war crimes should go to International Criminal Court

Lawmakers plan to rough it on codel to Philippines

A group of lawmakers plan a none-too-cushy trip to to the typhoon-ravaged country.


Congress pushes for release of American pastor imprisoned in Iran

Congress is pressing for the release of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen who has been imprisoned in Iran for his religious beliefs since September 2012.