More Barack Obama Articles

  • Four reasons Obama's airstrikes won't solve Iraq's ISIS problem

    When it comes to Iraq, President Obama is very much the reluctant warrior.

  • 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...

  • VIDEO --- White House: Iraq conflict is Iraq's responsibility

    "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.

  • John Boehner supports airstrikes but 'dismayed' by Obama's Iraq policies

    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.

  • VIDEO: U.S. launches first airstrike in Iraq

    "When the lives of American citizens are at risk, we will take action," President Obama said Thursday after he authorized limited airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Obama's narrow, specific, extremely limited action in Iraq

    In the president's first sentence Wednesday night, he stressed that he was authorizing two, and only two, actions.

  • Not buying it: Majority of Americans see Obama's fight with Congress as purely political

    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.

  • Have you taken your Obama oath?

    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.

  • 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...

  • U.S. military aircraft conducts first airstrike in Iraq

    Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed the bombing in a tweet Friday morning.

  • 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...

  • Compromise with Obama? Surely you jest!

    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.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces Iraq airstrikes, humanitarian aid

    "There is no decision I take more seriously than the use of military force."

From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...