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  • Obama to give address on Islamic State at 9 p.m. Wednesday from White House

    The president will "discuss with the American people the threat posed by [the Islamic State] and to lay out the United States' strategy for degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • John Kasich hints at White House run

    He told a gathering of College Republicans at the Ohio State University that he'd like to have a "clarion call" to make a run for the presidency.

  • President Obama's approval ratings sink to new lows

    Just 38 percent of people give the president positive marks on international affairs, compared to 56 percent who disapprove, the survey shows. It is the first time Obama's approval has slipped below the 40 percent threshold in this poll.

  • Clinton to join Obama for AmeriCorps anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will join President Barack Obama at the White House this week to mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, officials said Tuesday. Clinton launched the first crop of AmeriCorps volunteers in September 1994. Clinton and Obama will address hundreds...

  • Obama's delay doesn't stop the bleeding

    Republican strategists agree with President Obama: The surge of immigrant children at the border this summer changed the politics of immigration dramatically.

  • After immigration delay, Obama has little reason not to go big

    Aside from Republican disdain, the president now has little reason left to avoid the type of sweeping executive action long demanded by his progressive base.

  • Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the...

  • Feinstein on torture report's release: 'We're not there yet'

    The California Democrat said she and the White House are still haggling over redactions to the Senate's torture report with the goal of releasing it as soon as possible.

  • Kerry congratulates Iraq on milestone

    Kerry plans to travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this week to try to build a regional coalition to help fight ISIS.

  • Why does the Obama administration say 'ISIL' while everyone else says 'ISIS'?

    The Islamic State, the terrorist group that has rampaged across Iraq and Syria, is often referred to by the press and U.S. lawmakers as "ISIS," meaning the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria."

  • VIDEO: Press secretary looks ahead to Obama's Islamic State plan

    During his daily press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest gave a preview of what to expect from President Obama's press conference on Wednesday.

  • White House: Obama wants more money to fight Islamic State

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that Obama plans to consult with Congress on his plans to defeat and dismantle the Islamic State and wants them to be a "partner" and engaged in the process.

  • US transportation secretary to visit Rhode Island

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will join members of the congressional delegation and Gov. Lincoln Chafee to mark improvements at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. He'll also head to the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown on Monday to meet with transportation...

  • Obama warns Ebola outbreak could worsen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task. He says the American military will be helping set up isolation units and equipment there and providing...

  • Obama says Afghan power-sharing deal needed soon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has told Afghanistan's two presidential candidates that it's important to complete a power-sharing deal as soon as possible so the country can form a new government. A White House statement said a final agreement would help solidify...



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