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State Department announces travel restrictions on several Venezuelan officials

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The State Dept. says the restrictions are in response to a crackdown on dissent by the Caracas government.

Harry Reid’s cheap talk

Maybe Reid should stop blocking Iran sanctions and start truly supporting Israel.

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Putin has a knack for bringing together U.S. politicians

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Lawmakers are united in their displeasure over the U.S. pace in slamming Russia.

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Senate clock is ticking as nominees wait on their fate

Senators could use voice votes to help move things along, and the White House is pushing for action.

White House addresses ambassador backlog

Press Secretary Josh Earnest kicked off his second daily media briefing with a lecture on ambassadorial nominee delays.

Don’t blame Mike Enzi for trying to block ambo to Russia confirmation

Senate Republicans, furious over Democrats cutting back on filibusters, nonetheless approved a key ambassadorial nominee