Mar 12, 2009 2:53pm

Envoy Tasked With Shutting Down Gitmo

ABC News’ Kirit Radia reports: It’s been said that the challenge of closing down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility would be a full time job. Well, now it is. Ambassador Daniel Fried, a veteran diplomat, has been given the difficult task of finding other countries… Read More »

Mar 9, 2009 11:32pm

Democratic Lawmaker Laments Geithner’s ‘Mistake’

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: Rep. Elijah Cummings, a member of the Joint Economic Committee, told ABC News tonight that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner had made a "mistake" in announcing the financial stability plan, because it left critics suspecting that "maybe something’s missing" and now… Read More »

Mar 9, 2009 11:12pm

Economic Boat’s Not Taking on Water, But Not Pumped Out Yet, Hoyer Says

ABC News’ Matt Jaffe reports: After Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner addressed the House Democratic Caucus this evening, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the closed-door session was "not contentious," but Democrats did express concerns about the use of taxpayer funds as the Obama administration tries… Read More »

Mar 6, 2009 8:17pm

U.S.-Tied Truck Hit Zimbabwe PM’s Car

ABC News’ Kirit Radia reports: The truck that hit Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s car today belonged to a contractor working for the U.S. and British governments, ABC News has learned from three sources. The truck hit a pothole in the road, causing it to… Read More »

Mar 6, 2009 3:27pm

Clinton Hits Wrong ‘Re-Set’ Button With Russia

ABC News’ Kirit Radia reports: The Obama administration has said it wants to "reset" relations with Russia, which have again become strained in recent years, but an attempt to illustrate this was sidetracked by a translation error. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented her Russian… Read More »

Mar 5, 2009 2:17pm

Army Suicides Remain High in February

ABC News’ Luis Martinez reports: The Army has had another bad month for suicides within its ranks with 18 suspected suicides during the month of February.  That is a decrease from January’s record-high of 24 suspected suicides, but one Army official said Wednesday the number… Read More »

Mar 2, 2009 10:55am

Clinton Pledges $900 Million to Help Palestinians

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz Reports From Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt: Speaking to an international donors conference set up to aid the Palestinians in war-torn Gaza, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today pledged $900 million in U.S. aid, saying, "We gather today to address the humanitarian… Read More »

Feb 27, 2009 7:00pm

Small Troop Drawdown Will Leave ‘Robust Force’ for Iraq’s Elections

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports: In a letter to the troops in Iraq, the top U.S. commander, Gen. Ray Odierno says that "following an initial drawdown over the next six months, our forces will remain at a robust level through the critical time leading up… Read More »

Feb 25, 2009 10:22pm

CIA Chief Provides Economic Intel Brief

ABC News’ Luis Martinez reports: Highlighting the potential impact the worldwide economic downturn may have on global security and foreign policy, new CIA Director Leon Panetta said today that the agency is now producing a new daily intelligence document for President Obama and other top… Read More »

Feb 25, 2009 6:22pm

Obama DOD Budget is $534 billion; War Supplement is $75.5 Billion

ABC News’ Luis Martinez reports: A Defense official confirms that the "topline" budget number for the Pentagon to be released tomorrow by the Office of Management and Budget will be about $534 billion. The full budget details will be provided in April. Last year, Congress… Read More »