By Charles Hoskinson | 09/16/14 06:14 AM
The House appears likely to give President Obama the authority he sought to arm and train Syrian rebels, but without the $500 million he sought to pay for it and with strict controls.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/16/14 05:51 AM
The continuing strength of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the country has already stalled plans to rehabilitate terrorists held by the U.S. there.
By Washington Examiner | 09/15/14 04:49 PM
Obama should feel duty-bound to seek authority from Congress for a war, and Congress should grant him that authority when he asks.
09/15/14 09:32 PM
PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/15/14 06:16 PM
The House will use a government spending bill as the vehicle to pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. mission to arm and train Syrian rebels against Islamic terrorists.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/15/14 05:31 PM
The White House says the chance of a meeting between President Obama and Russian or Iranian leaders at the United Nation's General Assembly meeting next week are slim to none.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/15/14 05:08 PM
The resolution would not authorize any money, but would allow contributions from foreign governments, a senior House Armed Services Committee aide said.
By Sean Lengell | 09/15/14 03:58 PM
The House minority leader applauded Republicans for a bill that would approve President Obama's request to support Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
09/15/14 03:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/15/14 11:50 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder, in a video posted on the Justice Department's website Monday, said the effort would bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to try to help prevent more Americans from joining the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and...
09/15/14 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and...
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/15/14 08:36 AM
Navy Lt. Nathan Poloski's love of flying started young while growing up near a Navy airbase in southern California and crystallized when his best friend, a Navy pilot, was murdered, family members told the Los Angeles Times.
09/15/14 08:16 AM
The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal — destroying a marauding organization of extremists — is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture. U.S. secretary of state...
By Kelly Cohen | 09/15/14 07:41 AM
After the president's prime-time speech, 68 percent of voters said military action against the Islamic State was in the national interest â€" up only three percent from prior to the speech.
By Philip Klein | 09/12/14 01:01 PM
There's a popular observation among political commentators that Americans want a beneficial -- but cheap -- government.
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