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  • Obama hails elimination of Syria chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile is an important achievement against the spread of dangerous weapons of mass destruction, but warned that Syria's government now must follow through on pledges to destroy its...

  • Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, President Barack Obama said, in the first major defeat for the extremists since they swept across the country this summer. Militants from the Islamic State...

  • Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies. If Obama takes the broadest action under consideration — removing...

  • More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organizing principle" isn't likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two. How she handles those breaks could be among her biggest challenges to a successful run for president in...

  • Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the...

  • Report: White House didn't OK immigrant releases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a federal watchdog's report. This lack of communication led the...

  • Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into the Obama administration's emergency action in northern Iraq, the...

  • Obama administration eases part of lobbying rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is easing a key part of its rule restricting lobbyists from serving in government. The move comes after a judge ruled against the administration in a court case filed by several lobbyists. Under the rule change, registered lobbyists will now be...

  • Obama takes step to improve government technology

    CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — The White House is announcing the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly. The move is aimed at avoiding a repeat of the website debacle that marred the rollout...

  • Obama: US won't be dragged into another Iraq war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent people face a massacre and the U.S. has the ability to stop it, the nation shouldn't look away. Obama is discussing his rationale for authorizing...

  • Possibility of genocide moved Obama to act in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the president decided the U.S....

  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian...

  • Obama signs $10.8 billion highway funding bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction. The bill the White House says Obama signed Friday will keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May, when lawmakers will again be challenged to come up with...

  • Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing something unusual with his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He'll come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend White House meetings. It's an odd move, especially since Obama and his aides for years have fended off questions...

  • AP Analysis: Iraq upheaval threatens Obama legacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of resisting the pull of more Mideast conflicts, President Barack Obama has sent the military back into action in Iraq, where he once accused his predecessor of waging a "dumb war." U.S. planes on Friday bombed Islamic militants who were towing artillery outside...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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