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Obama faces difficult decisions as airstrikes continue in Iraq

By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 05:00 AM

Obama faces difficult decisions as airstrikes continue in Iraq

After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.
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Obama's domestic agenda forgotten as Ferguson takes over spotlight

Obama's domestic agenda forgotten as Ferguson takes over spotlight

By Brian Hughes | 08/20/14 05:00 AM

Unrest over the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has completely overshadowed President Obama's domestic priorities, the latest in a string of crises that have derailed the president's agenda.
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White House: If true, video of journalist beheading by Islamic State 'appalling'

White House: If true, video of journalist beheading by Islamic State 'appalling'

By Susan Crabtree | 08/19/14 06:46 PM

The video claims to show the execution of James Foley, an American photojournalist who went missing while covering Syria's civil war.
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