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  • Gaza protest fills square outside White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators waving Palestinian flags and dressed in the flag's green, red, white and black colors filled a square outside the White House and marched around the nation's capital to support ending violence in Gaza. Demonstrators on Saturday carried signs including: "We stand...

  • Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned. But the backdrop for the conference that begins Monday underscores what...

  • Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president's handling of world events. Obama's consistently low marks across crises such...

  • Editorial cartoon: Walking into a minefield

    Cartoon by Eric Allie/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama huddled with congressional lawmakers Thursday to discuss the numerous foreign policy crises facing his administration, including tensions with Russia and the war between Israel and Hamas. The meeting came amid rampant criticism of Obama's foreign policy...

  • As a new Cold War looms, it's time to stand up to Russian provocations

    The House Oversight chairman says blood is on Vladimir Putin's hands. 

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 29

    It'll be a busy day on Capitol Hill today, as lawmakers continue to work out major issues before the August recess. Immigration reform, Veterans Affairs legislation and foreign affairs remain on the docket before the summer break.

  • VIDEO: John Kerry vows U.S. will continue push for Israel-Palestinian ceasefire

    After a weekend of continued fighting in Gaza, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, "that doesn't mean you turn away. You have to keep doing it."

  • Is Obama To Blame for the World's Crises?

    When trouble flares up around the world, U.S. presidents get blamed. The latest polls show that only about 36 percent of Americans approve of Barack Obama's handling of foreign affairs -- down from 51 percent in May, 2011, after the death of Osama bin Laden.

  • Case study: Liberal disappointed with Obama foreign policy

    For an interesting instance on how onetime Obama enthusiasts have soured on the 44th president, you could do worse than read James Traub's piece in foreignpolicy.com.

  • Obama's laid-back style at times of crisis

    President Obama's quiet response to emergencies piling up both at home and abroad should come as no surprise.

  • In the Middle East, a new alignment being born?

    The president has simply failed to respond to an outburst of violence around the world.

  • President Obama strains to straddle fundraising, foreign policy

    Over the last few days President Obama awkwardly tried to sprinkle foreign-policy references into his fundraising speeches but got more laughs and applause with jokes complaining about "phony scandals" back in Washington at a glitzy dinner at the home of the producer of TV drama "Scandal." 

  • As President Obama dithers, Russia returns to the Americas

    During a visit to Cuba two weeks ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly reached an agreement to reopen the huge Russian spy base in Lourdes, on the west side of the island nation.

  • Conundrum: Americans are unhappy with Obama's handling of foreign crises, but don't want the U.S. involved

    U.S. voters are deeply unhappy with the Obama administration for its seemingly clueless and underwhelming response to growing crises overseas, but this anger does not necessarily mean Americans want the U.S. to become more involved in the world's problems.



From the Weekly Standard

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