Powell: U.S. should talk with Syria, Iran

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommends the United States engage in talks with Syria, Iran and other Middle East nations.

Zinni: Bush administration got Iraq wrong

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Gen. Anthony Zinni said Sunday that President Bush and his advisers were determined to do something "dramatic" in Iraq after Sept. 11, 2001.

Leahy: Gonzales 'has not been truthful'

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., says Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "has not been truthful" about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

Schumer: Gonzales unlikely to survive

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- A top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says Alberto Gonzales probably will not survive as U.S. attorney general, and may step down within a week.

Khalilzad: Iraq talks a good 'first step'

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad Sunday called the regional meeting on violence in Baghdad, Iraq, a good "first step. As a first step, it was a good meeting," Khalilzad told host Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet The Press."

Prosecutor begins summation in Libby trial

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Witnesses discredited I. Lewis Libby's claim that he gave misinformation to the FBI because of faulty memory, a prosecutor told a Washington jury Tuesday.

Snow: Don't give al-Qaida recruiting tool

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Tony Snow concedes "things" went wrong for the U.S. war effort in Iraq, appearing to reverse his stance of a few days ago.

Prosecution rests in Libby trial

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors rested Thursday in the trial in Washington of I. Lewis Libby after the cross-examination of their final witness, NBC newsman Tim Russert.

Edwards: Don't fund Iraq war escalation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Former Sen. John Edwards, a 2008 presidential contender, says Congress should have the courage to deny funding for the escalation of U.S. troops in Iraq.

Huckabee takes steps for 2008

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Sunday announced he is taking the first step toward the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

Prosecutor: Libby lied repeatedly

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The former chief of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's staff lied over and over to the FBI about the leak of a CIA agent's identity, a federal prosecutor said.

Arnold won't rule out, rule in Senate run

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger refuses to rule out a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010, but says he wants to concentrate for now on running California.

Dems: 'We need to talk to Iran and Syria'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen.-elect Jim Webb, D-Va., Sunday said the key to ending the conflict in Iraq lies with talking with its Mideast neighbors.

McCain: 'Republicans have lost our way'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Speaking on "Meet the Press," Sen. John McCain speculated Sunday on the meaning behind the Democrats' regaining of control of the U.S. Senate and the House.

Steele: Adopt unused clinic embryos

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The two major candidates vying for the open U.S. Senate seat in Maryland had sharp words for each other Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press."

Obama leaves door open for '08 run

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., again said Sunday he has not ruled out a run for the presidency in 2008.

Mo. Senate candidates debate nationally

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate candidates Jim Talent and Claire McCaskill Sunday showed Missouri and the nation how they differ on Iraq, terrorism and stem cell research. The candidates, locked in a tight, closely watched race, debated before a national audience on "Meet th

Allen and Webb face off on NBC

ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., and his November opponent -- Democrat Jim Webb -- sharply disagreed on the Iraq war during a debate on NBC's "Meet the Press."

'Today' debut shows Vieira's two sides

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The "Today" show's new co-host Meredith Vieira started her job kidding with partner Matt Lauer in New York, but easily assumed her news role.

Cheney: Despite no WMDs, war justified

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney says the United States should have invaded Iraq even if it had known Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction.

Pennsylvania Senate race heats up debate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., escalated his rhetoric against Democratic challenger Bob Casey Jr., saying he has "no specifics, no answer." The two squared off for more than 40 minutes Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," in a state where polls show Casey,

Feingold: Senate out of touch on Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., one of the few senators to vote against invading Iraq in 2003, says Congress is out of touch with the American people on the war. "The American people have had it with this intervention," Feingold told NBC's Tim Russert on "Mee

Libby knowledge of Plame ID said critical

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- While I. Lewis Libby is not charged with leaking classified information, Valerie Plame's CIA status is the key issue in the case, the U.S. prosecutor says.

Pelosi: Democrats want Iraq transition

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press," Rep. Nancy Pelosi has said the Democrats were united around the principle of significant transition in Iraq in 2006.

Report: Cheney told Libby of CIA identity

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A legal opinion in the Valerie Plame leak case includes new information about how I. Lewis Libby learned she was a CIA officer.
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