Chemical Weapons News
Syria Missed Another Chemical Weapons Deadline. Now What?
The Syrian government officially broke its pledge to get rid of its entire stash of chemical weapons by Sunday – a move that surprised few American officials but raised questions about how the international community can hold Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for violating the...
Bizarre Love Triangle Poisin Case Overturned By Supreme Court
The Supreme Court ruled in favor today of a woman who had been prosecuted for poisoning her husband’s lover under a federal law aimed at deterring chemical weapons. When Carol Anne Bond learned her husband was the father of her best friend’s baby in 2006, she...
Bashar al-Assad's Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal
The Obama administration’s top accomplishment on Syria — a deal in which President Bashar al-Assad would surrender his chemical weapons — risks being undermined by substantial, potentially deadly loopholes in the agreement. Secretary of State John Kerry touted on Tuesday the fact that Syria had...
Justices Hear Love Triangle Meets States' Rights Case
At the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the Justices spent little time on the lurid facts concerning a Pennsylvania woman who poisoned her romantic rival, but a majority of the court expressed concern regarding the government’s choice to prosecute the woman under a federal law designed...
Election Day 2013 At A Glance
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A TALE OF TWO REPUBLICANS: If the Republican Party is at a crossroads, two distinct paths are being blazed by two very different candidates on Election Day 2013, ABC’s RICK KLEIN notes. In New Jersey, a pragmatic and often aggressive...
Supreme Court Wades Into Bizarre Love Triangle Case
A case ripped from tabloid headlines will come to the hallowed Supreme Court chamber this week when the justices hear about a romantic rivalry gone awry. Carol Anne Bond of suburban Philadelphia decided to take revenge when she learned that her husband was the father...
Carney Defends Credibility After Assad Claims
ABC's Jonathan Karl questions White House spokesman on accuracy of claims about Syrian president.
Shaping Syrian Disarmament Team Muddied by Rivalries, Money, Politics
The world's top diplomats are this week hammering out a deal to locate and destroy Syria's chemical weapons, a proposition that will rely on old rivals working together and require cooperation and coordination across continents by a vast international bureaucracy. Already diplomats fear that
Kerry Spars With Russia in Syria Talks
Negotiations over how to rid Syria of its chemical weapons continued for a second day here in Geneva. It remains unclear if the American and Russian delegations have narrowed their differences. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters he has had "constructive" conversations with his Russian