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  • Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate. Republicans who have hammered the...

  • Hoyer: 'Overwhelming' support for arming Syrian rebels

    "I frankly think the majority of our members are prepared to support the president's request to train and equip other nation's fighters, in Syria and in other places in the Middle East, including Iraq," said Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.

  • Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly...

  • White House partly responds to Diane Foley's complaints

    When pressed about whether U.S. officials had threatened the Foley family with prosecution, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said only that he's "not in a position to detail the kinds of conversations that took place so often between the administration and the Foley family."

  • Presidential malpractice

    Even the appearance of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria couldn't shake Obama's belief that wars are "optional" and that, as he said in 2013, "This war, like all wars, must end."

  • Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Friday highlighted the benefits of volunteering as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program and welcomed the newest class of volunteers. "For those of you who know my story...

  • White House's annual congressional picnic is on

    "That should be interesting," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday about next Wednesday's affair.

  • Rubio criticizes Obama on foreign policy

    Sen. Marco Rubio argued President Obama's foreign policy is isolationist, joining a growing list of Republican presidential hopefuls hoping to land a punch over current problems overseas.

  • Unlike Kerry, White House says U.S. and the Islamic State are 'at war'

    The White House on Friday said the U.S. is engaged in war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry refused to use that terminology.

  • Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday. During his visit on Tuesday, Obama will be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S....

  • Obama travels for briefings on Ebola, Islamic State

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest Friday said Obama would travel to Atlanta Tuesday for a briefing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on both Ebola and a respiratory virus in the Midwest.

  • Next steps in the fight against the Islamic State

    President Obama has finally has acknowledged the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses, and his response â€" to begin the process of taking down this so-called caliphate â€" is welcome news.

  • 'War on Women II' is this year's box-office bomb, poll suggests

    Women now disapprove of Obama's performance as president by 50 to 44 percent, according to the Washington Post/ABC News' latest approval poll.

  • Mike Rogers: Obama is no FDR

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers is lobbying his Republican colleagues to support Obama’s request for congressional authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels as part of his broader plan to defeat the Islamic State.

  • Obama administration sanctions Russia's largest bank

    The Obama administration Friday announced new penalties against Russia's largest bank and expanded sanctions on the nation's energy and defense sectors, pledging additional economic punishment if Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his incursions in Ukraine.



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