Republicans say they will hold hearings into the prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, suggesting President Obama broke the law and compromised national security. Are the concerns valid, or is this just election-year politics? Here is a closer look at the charges.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the Obama administration had informed Iran that Hamid Abutalebi was 'not viable' as its new United Nations ambassador. Abutalebi was allegedly involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in which US Embassy staff was held for 444 days.
Former US Embassy workers, held hostage in Iran three decades ago, say President Obama should block Iran's choice as UN ambassador. Some say Hamid Abutalebi was a key player in the 1979-81 hostage taking.
Joking aside, the real question is 'how many lawmakers does it take to end the government shutdown.' Democrats and a few Republicans constitute a House majority, but Speaker John Boehner is not allowing a 'clean' vote unencumbered by the fight over Obamacare.
The attack on a shopping mall in Kenya prompted US Republican lawmakers Sunday to say that the attack showed Al Qaeda is growing in size and strength, belying the Obama administration's claims that it has grown weaker.