More Brian Hughes Articles

  • 'No strategy' a gift-wrapped gaffe that could haunt Obama

    Rather than the average inartful comment that disappears after a few news cycles, the no-strategy line could help cement charges that Obama lacks the competency to handle multiple crises at once.

  • Obama slams Putin for invasion of Ukraine

    When asked about the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia, the president replied, "I think there are ways for us to deepen or expand the scope of some of that work."

  • Obama on ISIS: 'We don't have a strategy yet'

    Obama has been under pressure to expand U.S. bombings from Iraq to Syria, but his advisers remain divided about the prospect of military intervention there.

  • Samantha Power: 'Russia is not listening'

    United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told the U.N. on Thursday that Western nations would need to “ratchet up the consequences on Russiaâ€ï¿½ in the wake of Russian forces invading Ukraine.

  • Dozens of immigration protesters arrested outside White House

    More than 130 people were arrested outside the White House Thursday for staging a protest to demand that President Obama take executive action on immigration reform, the latest example of the president being pressured to act more quickly on the hot-button issue.

  • On airstrikes, Obama channels the words of George W. Bush

    President Obama of late sure is sounding a lot like a certain Republican commander in chief that served as his foil while winning control of the White House.

  • For White House, talk of government shutdown is impeachment redux

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest continues to raise the specter of Republicans shutting down the government.

  • White House has 'no idea' whether government will shut down

    "It would be a real shame if Republicans engaged in an effort to shut down the government over a common-sense solution [on immigration]," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • On immigration, which Democrats does Obama want to anger least?

    Regardless of what President Obama does on immigration reform, at least one faction of Democrats will be angry.

  • Obama: A 'new culture of accountability' at Veterans Affairs

    President Obama on Tuesday insisted that his administration has improved access to medical care at beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, telling veterans that the White House would not sweep aside chronically ignored health care problems.

  • Obama to ISIS: 'Justice will be done'

    President Obama pledged Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria would pay the price for the beheading of an American journalist but also warned against military overreach as he faces calls for a broader campaign of airstrikes in the Middle East.

  • Obama to unveil executive actions on veterans' health care

    President Obama on Tuesday will use a speech at the American Legion National Convention to trumpet a reduction in the disability claims backlog at government hospitals.

  • 5 unresolved issues hang over Obama's address to veterans

    Though the president will tout the VA bill recently passed by Congress, his speech to the American Legion is likely to raise questions about still-unresolved issues in the department.

  • The White House hates tax inversions but won't criticize Burger King

    The White House resisted a chance Monday to denounce Burger King for potentially relocating its headquarters to Canada as part of a possible purchase of doughnut and coffee chain Tim Hortons, even though President Obama has repeatedly ripped such corporate moves.

  • Five questions President Obama faces as his vacation ends

    The first day back to work after his "vacation from hell" will be tough -- if the president doesn't effectively answer these five questions, he's in for one serious vacation hangover.



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