The head of the Missile Defense Agency suggests the plans could be altered, echoing President Obama's desire to compromise with Russia.
The Obama administration has made firm demands for Israel to halt all settlement expansion. But political officers are making trips to talk with settlers directly.
Frederic C. Hof, author of a March report suggesting an environmental preserve and other initiatives in the disputed Golan Heights, is meeting with Israeli officials.
The goal is to help 5 million people earn degrees and certificates, especially displaced workers.
The Treasury Department asked Capitol Hill Tuesday to overhaul regulation of the credit industry, saying the current system is 'designed to fail.'
But during Tuesday's hearing, the Supreme Court nominee demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the law and jurisprudence.
The process will be closely watched by the US and other foreign governments for signs of Pakistan's ability to deal with the Taliban.