Despite promised action by Republicans when they won the Senate, gridlock continues on Capitol Hill. But it's not just partisanship as usual. Divisions within the GOP have slowed routine government business — and may delay enactment of the federal budget.
Also, Israel has been spying on Iran nuclear negotiations, and as Yemen gets closer to civil war, US forces have withdrawn — leaving behind expensive equipment and a crucial intelligence network.
Photo: (L-R) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (Speaker John Boehner)