For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business. But an AP investigation reveals that was not the case.
The countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.
From Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.
The Secret Service said the second letter was addressed to President Obama. This comes a day after a similar letter was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
After months of debating and back room deals, Congress passed a bill late Tuesday night which will keep the country from falling off the fiscal cliff.