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In Ferguson, the rise of Eric Holder

By Brian Hughes | 08/21/14 05:00 AM

In Ferguson, the rise of Eric Holder

As Holder arrived in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday to address the police shooting of an unarmed teenager, it was clear that the attorney general had emerged as arguably President Obama's most-trusted confidant rather than the source of consternation that once frustrated so many White House officials.
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ISIS' brutality ups the pressure on Obama in Iraq and Syria

ISIS' brutality ups the pressure on Obama in Iraq and Syria

By Susan Crabtree | 08/21/14 05:00 AM

International outrage over the grisly beheading of an American journalist is forcing President Obama's hand in Iraq, intensifying pressure to confront ISIS in a broader way than the defensive airstrikes he has authorized so far.
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U.S. tried to rescue James Foley, other ISIS hostages and failed

U.S. tried to rescue James Foley, other ISIS hostages and failed

By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 07:16 PM

The U.S. military recently launched a failed rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, including American journalist James Foley, the White House and the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday evening.
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