By Brian Hughes | 09/13/14 11:41 PM
White House officials say the administration should explain where the president stands on legislation, even if it has no chance of passing.
By Steve Chapman | 09/13/14 04:02 PM
American presidents make a practice of raising expectations they can't meet. President Obama's declaration against the Islamic State is another unnecessary war against an overblown foe.
By Lawrence Kudlow | 09/13/14 03:10 PM
After watching President Obama's intense Islamic State of Iraq and Syria speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.
By Justin Green | 09/13/14 01:36 PM
Liberian's president warned President Obama this week that her nation risks being overwhelmed by the spread of the Ebola virus.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/13/14 11:53 AM
Air strikes, support for ground forces, and the building of a coalition of allies are key to dealing with the Islamic State, Obama remarked Saturday.
By Paul Bedard | 09/13/14 11:13 AM
President Obama, plagued by his worst approval ratings yet, is now losing support from his liberal base as the country appears to have given up on his administration and Washington, according new polling data.
09/13/14 07:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the new fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists....
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/12/14 07:27 PM
Mixed messages from administration officials over whether the U.S. is at war with the Islamic State have sparked frustration not just from Republicans in Congress and from U.S. allies in the region.
09/12/14 05:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate. Republicans who have hammered the...
By Sean Lengell | 09/12/14 04:44 PM
"I frankly think the majority of our members are prepared to support the president's request to train and equip other nation's fighters, in Syria and in other places in the Middle East, including Iraq," said Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
09/12/14 04:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 03:52 PM
When pressed about whether U.S. officials had threatened the Foley family with prosecution, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said only that he's "not in a position to detail the kinds of conversations that took place so often between the administration and the Foley family."
By Mona Charen | 09/12/14 03:43 PM
Even the appearance of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria couldn't shake Obama's belief that wars are "optional" and that, as he said in 2013, "This war, like all wars, must end."
09/12/14 03:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Friday highlighted the benefits of volunteering as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program and welcomed the newest class of volunteers. "For those of you who know my story...
By Kelly Cohen | 09/12/14 03:16 PM
"That should be interesting," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday about next Wednesday's affair.
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