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  • U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • Peace in the Middle East?

    Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping a peace deal can be reached within 9 months for Israel and Palestine, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry met with General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Egyptian defense minister and commander of the armed forces, in Cairo on March 3.

    The biggest hurdle now is that U.S. law bans military or financial assistance "to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

  • Putin said that Snowden, former national security staffer accused of espionage, would not receive political asylum in Russia unless he stopped publishing classified US documents.

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    China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalize the yuan.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    The White House says Syria may have crossed President Obama's "red line" by using chemical weapons against rebels, but the administration is still trying to find a "smoking gun."

  • US-Asia Relations in Obama's Second Term

    Curtis Chin, Senior Fellow, Asian Institute of Technology says Obama's Asia pivot has been too much about defense. He calls for greater emphasis on business, education and culture.

  • President Nominates John Kerry

    President Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state, saying, "John, I am very grateful that you have agreed to take on this new assignment, and I am confident the Senate will confirm you quickly."

  • Next Secretary of State

    President Obama is expected to name Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Who will fill roles at State, Treasury and Defense?

  • Oct 26- Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests and another $2,500 for the general election.

  • NEW YORK-- A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press depend upon to deliver the story on Election Night, all with the pressure-filled backdrop of a tight presidential race.

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.-- An election-eve terrorist strike. Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are on guard for anything that could push the presidential race from its taut course. They've got a plan and they are now going to execute it, "said Carter Eskew, a top strategist for Democrat Al Gore during a 2000 campaign that came up just short."

  • Kerry Defends Obama's Performance

    Sen. John Kerry, weighs in on last night's sparring between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

  • PARMA, Ohio-- Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Clinton implored voters to reward Obama for bailing out the auto industry, which has deep roots in Ohio. Ohio is at the center of both Obama and Republican Mitt Romney's campaign strategies.

  • JACKSON, Miss.-- Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance. And so you might think Mississippi would jump at the prospect of billions of federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio's state watchdog hasn't yet released an investigative report on the investment scandal that engulfed Ohio in 2005 _ and critics want to know why.

  • WASHINGTON-- Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware.

  • DANVILLE, Ky.-- In a spirited debate that laid out stark choices, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America's place in the world that President Barack Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney now will drive forward into the campaign's final stretch.

  • LOS ANGELES-- Mitt Romney may want to reconsider his campaign strategy involving the pint-size voters of tomorrow. The Republican presidential candidate skipped the chance to take part in Nickelodeon's "Kids Pick the President" special that includes President Barack Obama, said Linda Ellerbee, the show's host and executive producer.