Secretary of State John Kerry said it was essential that a Russia-U.S. deal on eradicating Syria's chemical weapons arsenal be enforced and that the U.N. Security Council must act on it next week
Republicans in the House have rejected the Senate's comprehensive bill on immigration reform and pursued small, single-action bills instead. President Barack Obama said that approach was acceptable as long as the series of bills resolved "central issues", including extending a path to citizenship for the nation's undocumented immigrants, streamlining the legal immigration system, securing the border, and ensuring employers don't hire workers illegally.
President Vladimir Putin said he may run for a fourth presidential term in 2018, confirming the expectations of most Russians and frustrating those now working to restore free elections in Russia.
A battle is brewing on Capitol Hill over funding the federal government and the Affordable Care Act is front and center in that fight. With implementation of major provisions of the law looming, Republicans see this fall's budget showdown as their last chance to slow or stop the president's signature legislation from taking effect.