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  • Rep. Robert Pittenger works to reassure America's allies post-Edward Snowden

    Rep. Robert Pittenger is on a mission to smooth over relations with allies that have been damaged by the revelations of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. After meeting Wednesday with a delegation of Austrian lawmakers, Pittenger, R-N.C., said recent developments in Iraq and Syria...

  • Poll: 55% say America's global Image worse under Obama-Clinton

    Despite promises by President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to bolster America’s Image around the world, a majority of Americans believe that the country’s prestige and standing are lower than when the duo came into office six years ago. A new poll from St. Leo...

  • Obama tells Congress he can act on Iraq on his own

    President Obama told Congressional leaders he has no plans to send American troops into combat in Iraq, but that he does not need their approval for other military moves aimed at increasing security within the war-torn country. “I do not believe the President needs any further legislative...

  • America's enemies are emboldened by Obama's reluctance to use its power

    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country we gave back to them after the ouster of...

  • Iraq is broken, we can't fix it and there's no good reason to try

    Iraq is broken, and we can't fix it. At this point, there's no good reason to try. There's a lot of political finger-pointing on who's responsible for losing Iraq. That's the wrong question because we never “had” Iraq to lose. Nevertheless, both presidents George W. Bush and Obama must be...

  • No intervention in Iraqi civil war without congressional authorization

    On Jan. 12, 1991, with 370,000 U.S. troops already deployed near Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, and a U.N. deadline for Saddam Hussein to withdraw from that country only three days away, the U.S. Congress voted on whether to authorize President George H.W. Bush to use force to reverse Iraq's annexation...

  • Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney form group to 'reverse President Obama's policies'

    The Cheneys are back.

  • Poll watch: Hispanics help drive President Obama's approval rating to a fresh low

    President Obama's approval rating has slipped to a fresh low of 41 percent amid a myriad of scandals involving mismanagement and alleged corruption at multiple federal agencies and a significant loss of support among Hispanics, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. The recent...

  • Obama polling lower than George W. Bush on competency

    Americans now view President Obama as less competent than George W. Bush at the same point in his presidency, according to a new poll.

  • 'Don't do stupid stuff' is smart foreign-policy advice

    On Feb. 28, 2003, a few weeks before launching the “shock and awe” aerial assault on Iraq, President George W. Bush outlined his vision for “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” His administration had “set a goal,” he told the crowd at the American Enterprise Institute's annual dinner: “We...

  • Obama follows polls in foreign policy but public turns against him

    Polls show that most Americans wanted the United States to withdraw from Iraq. Barack Obama did indeed withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq, not troubling to negotiate a readily negotiable status of forces agreement that would have left a contingent of American soldiers there. Polls show that most...

  • Michael McCaul: Crisis in Iraq is 'greatest threat since 9/11'

    Republicans expressed increasing frustration with President Obama for failing to move decisively to stop a Sunni-aligned terrorist group that has gained control of key cities in Iraq and is clashing with the Shiite controlled government for control of Baghdad. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who...

  • Mitt Romney calls Hillary Clinton's foreign policy 'clueless'

    Mitt Romney focused his fire on Hillary Clinton Sunday, repeatedly slamming her foreign policy record as “clueless” and predicting she will go down in defeat in 2016 because of it. Clinton has no successes to point from her record as secretary of State, Romney said. Her attempt to reset...

  • State Dept. confirms Russian tanks' move into Ukraine

    The State Department early Friday evening confirmed earlier reports that three Russian tanks have crossed into eastern Ukraine to aid separatists fighting the government in Kiev, a move that occurred while the global spotlight was focused on the spiraling violence in Iraq. In a five-paragraph...

  • Iran complicates Obama's decisions on Iraq

    President Obama faced more pressure to intervene militarily in Iraq Friday but his choices became more complicated with reports of Iran stepping in to help its besieged neighbor as Baghdad braced for an attack from insurgents. As the country careened into full-blown sectarian violence, Shiite...



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