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  • Obama to lawmakers: I don't need your approval to attack Islamic State

    The move downplays the prospect of a Capitol Hill vote on his military plan ahead of his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.

  • House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The vote was...

  • GOP leader wants Obama to seek Hill OK for strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Republican says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for whatever he decides to do against Islamic State militants. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that seeking congressional approval would be good for the...

  • Obama speech will lay out 'offensive phase' against Islamic State

    The president's speech at 9 p.m., a high-volume viewing time, means that the president believes that fighting Islamic State is a "high national security priority," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday.

  • VIDEO: An in-depth look at where immigration stands on Capitol Hill

    Washington Examiner's chief congressional correspondent Susan Ferrechio discusses in-depth where the issue of immigration stands with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

  • On Islamic State, public opinion shift gives Obama chance to lead from behind

    The president does not have to issue a grand rallying cry against the Islamic State. All he has to do is follow American public opinion.

  • Favors and loot for sale

    Why do people and organizations cough up billions of dollars to line political coffers? One might answer that these groups and individuals are simply extraordinarily civic-minded Americans who have a deep and abiding interest in encouraging elected officials to live up to their oath of office to...

  • What defines success or failure for Obama on foreign policy?

    Everything in Obama's history suggests that he is going to leave the job half done, so long as that gets the issue off the front pages and off the TV newscasts.

  • Obama to give address on Islamic State at 9 p.m. Wednesday from White House

    The president will "discuss with the American people the threat posed by [the Islamic State] and to lay out the United States' strategy for degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • Cheney to House Republicans: Don't go wobbly

    Dick Cheney on Tuesday urged House Republicans to avoid the drift toward isolationism that has gripped some elements of the GOP even in the midst of the rise of the Islamic State.

  • House will wait for Obama on Islamic State strategy

    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday he'll wait to hear President Obama's plan for dealing with the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria before weighing in about what Congress will do.

  • John Boehner: We need a plan for ISIS

    Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's awaiting President Obama's plan for combating Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.

  • Hispanic electorate is relatively small in states with competitive U.S. Senate races

    It's widely believed that Obama decided to lay off efforts to restructure the nation's immigration system because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaned on the president to back away from the issue, arguing that executive action would endanger vulnerable red-state Democrats.

  • President Obama has failed to convince Americans that the Islamic State isn't a serious threat

    The CNN/ORC survey found that seven in 10 Americans say they believe the Islamic State has the ability to launch an attack on U.S. soil. A majority of survey respondents say they support the U.S. taking a more active role in combating this threat.

  • Team Obama copied Amazon for fundraising

    The Obama re-election committee cribbed from Amazon for fundraising help, hoping to make donating so easy that if "people tripped and hit their head on the computer, they'd give us money by mistake," said a former official.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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    On September 10, President Barack Obama announced in a prime-time television address that the United States would be going to war—sort of. He explained that terrorists in Iraq and Syria threatened...

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