By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 02:18 PM
A leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee captured the conundrum President Obama finds himself in after the Islamic State beheaded an American journalist and appeared to both threaten the U.S. against continuing airstrikes while baiting America into full-scale war.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 01:44 PM
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.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 01:36 PM
President Obama denounced the Islamic State's beheading of an American journalist and said terrorist threats would not dictate his decisions on military action in Iraq or elsewhere.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/20/14 12:32 PM
The White House on Wednesday morning confirmed that an Islamic State video showing the beheading of an American journalist is authentic.
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/20/14 12:12 PM
Amid reports that a British national may be the masked terrorist shown on a video of the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday that he's cutting his vacation short and returning to London to deal with the threat.
By Paul Bedard | 08/20/14 08:47 AM
Republican voters are ready for a Mitt Romney "I told you so" campaign for president in 2016, as a new poll puts him far ahead of his GOP rivals by a nearly two-to-one margin over his closest competitor.
By Brian Hughes | 08/19/14 06:37 PM
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.
By Thomas Sowell | 08/19/14 09:20 PM
A collection of thoughts on the world today.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/19/14 06:47 PM
The video claims to show the execution of James Foley, an American photojournalist who went missing while covering Syria's civil war.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/19/14 06:41 PM
Congress thought it was time to replace "captured" financial regulators with a new, un-captured regulator. But that's not what the CFPB turned out to be.
By Brian Hughes | 08/19/14 05:51 PM
"This is my pledge to the people of Ferguson: Our investigation into this matter will be full, it will be fair, and it will be independent," Holder wrote in an op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
By Noemie Emery | 08/19/14 05:29 PM
The situation in the Middle East sets the stage for a brawl in the Democratic Party, in which the spirit of "Fahrenheit 911" could revive very quickly.
By Sean Lengell | 08/19/14 04:49 PM
When asked Tuesday if would welcome the president's campaign help, Crist responded, "I hope so," the Tampa Bay Times reported.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/19/14 04:09 PM
President Obama on Tuesday heads back to vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., after making a quick stop back in Washington. Obama took the break from his vacation to meet with advisors and address the nation about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the conflict in Iraq.
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/19/14 02:47 PM
When it comes to ignoring what has quickly morphed into the worst Islamist extremist threat so far, the rot in the White House goes all the way to the top.
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14
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By Brian Hughes | 08/29/14