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  • Obama backs new Iraqi leadership

    President Obama joined the campaign to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down and allow the formation of a new government with a new leader. In a brief televised statement, Obama didn’t mention al Maliki by name, but he said he and Vice President Joe Biden called newly...

  • EPA must explain the costs of its rules better, federal watchdog says

    While the Environmental Protection Agency adhered to many of the guidelines outlined by the White House Office of Management and Budget when describing the economic effects of proposed rules and potential alternatives, a report said the information EPA used was "not always clear."

  • Why a program for the poor may be helping big banks instead

    A Clinton-era tax credit program intended to help grow businesses in low-income communities is instead benefitting big banks and private investors to the tune of more than $1 billion annually.

  • The big omission in Obama's upbeat economic narrative

    President Obama has sounded increasingly triumphant in recent weeks when talking about the state of the U.S. economy, using words like "booming" and listing new records. But his narrative is missing one big subplot.

  • Military families complain as personal cars go missing

    A surprise change in Pentagon contractors is causing headaches for rank-and-file military personnel and their families on the move this summer: The new company hired to move their personal cars isn't doing a good job, some say.

  • Republican lawmakers warn Obama is risking attack by ISIS on U.S.

    Republicans who think President Obama should intervene more directly in Iraq are now arguing that not doing so puts the U.S. at risk.

  • Peter King: ISIS 'more powerful now than al Qaeda was on 9/11'

    President Obama's vow not to provide military support in Iraq beyond limited airstrikes and humanitarian relief amounts to "a shameful abdication of American leadership," Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said in an interview Sunday.

  • Hillary Clinton distances herself from President Obama's foreign policy

    In an interview with The Atlantic magazine published Sunday, Clinton diverged notably from her public record of support for decisions made by the White House during her tenure as secretary of state, as she acknowledged key areas of disagreement between her and President Obama.

  • Hawaii Senate primary dodges storms, but political tempest lies ahead

    Hawaii’s Democratic Senate primary, the most competitive for the party this year, promised to be a knock-out fight — but it was nearly also a natural disaster.

  • Obama: U.S. airstrikes in Iraq will continue for 'some time'

    "We feel confident we can prevent [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] from going up the mountain and slaughtering people who are there," Obama said in a statement on the White House South Lawn before leaving on vacation.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Liebsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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  • 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...

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