Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and Shell are among the prequalified companies vying for contracts.
The Americans are set to transfer control of the once-restive Sunni province to Iraq, but many in Anbar question just how much real power the US is willing to relinquish.
The two presidential candidates plan trips abroad to build their foreign-policy credentials.
Lawmakers approve war costs, new veterans' benefits, and relief for flooded Midwest. But 'pay as you go' principle is ignored in the Senate.