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  • Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities. Obama was announcing the additional forces Wednesday as...

  • Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq, joining more than 1,000 forces already there

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq, joining more than 1,000 forces already there.

  • Obama: It will take time to eradicate Islamic State, there are risks involved for US forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: It will take time to eradicate Islamic State, there are risks involved for US forces.

  • US official: Saudis to host Syrian rebel training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says Saudi Arabia has agreed to open its bases for the training of moderate Syrian rebel forces as part of an effort to better equip them against the threat of Islamic State militants. The decision by the Saudis signals a significant new role for the...

  • Obama to say US will use airstrikes to take out Islamic State fighters 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama to say US will use airstrikes to take out Islamic State fighters 'wherever they exist'

  • SENIOR STUDENT DEBT

    Graphic shows debt by age group.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.

  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet....

  • Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to a presidential address, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Wednesday for a quick pre-election vote to approve the administration's request to train and equip Syrian rebels fighting terrorists seeking an Islamic state in the Middle East. House...

  • First lady helps reopen White House Visitor Center

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The desk where President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his "fireside chats." An eagle ornamental feature from the top of the flagpole on the White House roof. A desk with an intercom system that allowed the chief White House usher to contact staff in other parts of the...

  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments....



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Party of Reason?

    It has become a staple of the political left to brand Republicans the anti-science, anti-reason party. This narrative congealed in a breathless 2005 book by journalist Chris Mooney entitled—does...

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  • Getting There

    Obamacare—or at least the version of it that the president and his advisers currently think they can get away with putting into place—has been upending arrangements and reshuffling the deck in the...

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  • The Ruggers of the Great War

    “Good old rugby football. All over the British Isles its exponents were in the van of those who went.” —Walter Carey, Bishop of Bloemfontein and former British Lion, 1921

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