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  • For Obama, silver linings in a GOP Senate?

    If Democrats lose the Senate in November, Republicans will have effectively driven a stake in the rest of President Obama's agenda -- or so goes the conventional wisdom.

  • Obama: Goal is to 'dismantle,' not 'contain' ISIS

    President Obama struck a tougher tone Friday on his plans for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying that the terrorist group must be eliminated rather than just marginalized.

  • U.S. to 'deepen and broaden' sanctions against Russia despite cease-fire

    President Obama, at the close of a NATO summit in Wales, welcomed the cease-fire but was skeptical of how long peace would last.

  • Justice Dept. to investigate racial profiling, excessive force in Ferguson

    The Justice Department's civil rights division will explore accusations of racial profiling and excessive force against the police department in the St. Louis suburb. Ferguson protesters claim the shooting of Brown was just the latest example of hostility towards minorities by an overwhelmingly...

  • Obama spy chief backs NSA reform bill

    A bill by Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has received support from prominent Republicans and Democrats and the endorsement by the Obama administration.

  • Joe Biden: U.S. will follow ISIS to 'gates of hell'

    "We take care of those who are grieving," the VP said, "and when that's finished, they should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside."

  • Obama: Russia is paying the price

    "We will defend the territorial integrity of every single ally," the president pledged. "An attack on one is an attack on all."

  • Obama defends 'no-strategy' remarks

    "I was specifically referring to the possibility of a military strategy inside of Syria that might require congressional approval," Obama said in a press conference Wednesday.

  • Obama: 'Too early to tell' what cease-fire means in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced a "lasting cease-fire" with Russia, but the Kremlin later insisted that they had not entered into such an agreement.

  • Obama condemns beheading of second American journalist

    President Obama announced Wednesday that the American government had confirmed the execution of reporter Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, calling the second beheading of a U.S. journalist in recent weeks "a horrific act of violence."

  • Obama sending 350 more military personnel to Iraq

    With Obama's latest action, 820 military members will be in Iraq for diplomatic security purposes, the Pentagon said. Of those military personnel, 405 will be dispatched to Baghdad.

  • 'No strategy' a gift-wrapped gaffe that could haunt Obama

    Rather than the average inartful comment that disappears after a few news cycles, the no-strategy line could help cement charges that Obama lacks the competency to handle multiple crises at once.

  • Obama slams Putin for invasion of Ukraine

    When asked about the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia, the president replied, "I think there are ways for us to deepen or expand the scope of some of that work."

  • Obama on ISIS: 'We don't have a strategy yet'

    Obama has been under pressure to expand U.S. bombings from Iraq to Syria, but his advisers remain divided about the prospect of military intervention there.

  • Samantha Power: 'Russia is not listening'

    United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told the U.N. on Thursday that Western nations would need to “ratchet up the consequences on Russiaâ€ï¿½ in the wake of Russian forces invading Ukraine.



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