By Susan Crabtree | 08/09/14 05:44 AM
When it comes to Iraq, President Obama is very much the reluctant warrior.
08/09/14 05:07 AM
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....
08/09/14 01:18 AM
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...
08/08/14 07:00 PM
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...
By Ed Sykes | 08/08/14 01:58 PM
"Ultimately it's up to the Iraqi people, the Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi government to address the security situation in their country," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.
By Sean Lengell | 08/08/14 01:57 PM
Boehner accused the president of being "disengaged" despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress and even members of its own administration of the growing threat posed by ISIS.
By Ed Sykes | 08/08/14 12:41 PM
"When the lives of American citizens are at risk, we will take action," President Obama said Thursday after he authorized limited airstrikes in Iraq.
By Byron York | 08/08/14 12:24 PM
In the president's first sentence Wednesday night, he stressed that he was authorizing two, and only two, actions.
By Becket Adams | 08/08/14 12:14 PM
And the president isn't the only one who catches blame for Washington's infamously hated gridlock: Voters say Republicans in Congress are just as much a part of the problem.
By David Harsanyi | 08/08/14 10:39 AM
Jonathan Alter at The Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president's "economic patriotism" rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take "loyalty oaths" to prove their patriotism.
08/08/14 10:30 AM
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...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/08/14 10:10 AM
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed the bombing in a tweet Friday morning.
08/08/14 10:04 AM
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...
By David Limbaugh | 08/08/14 09:59 AM
Most people who tout compromise and bipartisanship as wonderful goals in general are liberals, people who think like liberals or those not particularly on top of politics.
By Ed Sykes | 08/08/14 09:07 AM
"There is no decision I take more seriously than the use of military force."
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