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Senate OKs New Homeland Security Chief

Jeh C. Johnson confirmed with help from new filibuster rules

(Newser) - Democrats used their newly initiated lower threshold for defeating filibusters yesterday to win Senate confirmation of President Obama's nomination of former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh C. Johnson to be secretary of Homeland Security. On a 57-37 vote, Democrats broke a GOP blockade against Johnson before the Senate minutes later... More »

See Egypt Melting Down? Blame the US

White House stood by as Morsi made his power grab: Jeffrey Goldberg

(Newser) - The throngs massing in Tahrir Square and elsewhere in Egypt aren't just livid at Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood—they're angry at the US, too, writes Jeffrey Goldberg at Bloomberg . And what's more, they should be, he adds. The US, in particular ambassador Anne Patterson, did... More »

WikiLeaks: Behind Scenes, US Worried About Pakistan Nukes

'Sensational' media coverage kept US from removing uranium

(Newser) - The Guardian and the New York Times put the latest WikiLeaks focus on relations with Pakistan and worries—despite official statements to the contrary— that radicals could get their hands on its nuclear arsenal:
  • US ambassador Anne Patterson, May 2009: "Our major concern is not having an Islamic militant
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US Apologizes to Pakistan for Errant Strike

Move could pave way for reopening of supply route

(Newser) - The US apologized today for a recent helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers at an outpost near the Afghan border, saying American pilots mistook the soldiers for insurgents they were pursuing. The apology, which came after a joint investigation, could pave the way for Pakistan to reopen a key... More »

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