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  • Accidental US Embassy shooting in Jordan wounds 2

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An accidental shooting at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan wounded two local guards Tuesday, authorities said. Jordanian police spokesman Amer al-Sartawi said the shooting wounded one guard in the hand and the other in the leg. He described the shooting as an accident, but did...

  • U.S. blacklists Gaza-based extremist group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has placed a Gaza-based extremist group on several terrorism blacklists, freezing any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions and barring Americans from transactions with it. The departments of State and Treasury announced Tuesday they had designated...

  • New US strikes in Iraq include land-based bombers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expanding its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam. The White House said President Barack Obama notified Congress Sunday that the widened mission would be limited in duration and scope. The White...

  • President Obama's zero-sum worldview

    We have a leader today who has a zero-sum worldview. It is not surprising that today's world, at home and abroad, increasingly shows these characteristics.

  • The history behind the awkward Obama-Benjamin Netanyahu relationship

    Here's a look at how the two leaders have arrived at yet another point at which both U.S. and Israeli officials are questioning whether the Obama-Netanyahu connection is beyond repair.

  • VIDEO: Poll says Democrats strong despite Obama's poor approval ratings

    More voters plan to vote for Democratic candidates this November, despite waning approval for President Obama.

  • Liberals should brace themselves if Hillary Clinton becomes president

    Hillary Clinton will inevitably disappoint her liberal supporters if she takes the White House in 2016.

  • Obama: The Iraq 'bug out' was not my idea

    After our ill-advised complete withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, President Obama now sends hundreds of "advisors" and orders airstrikes.

  • Hillary Clinton's neocon moment

    After being a radical, then a liberal, then a hawk, Hillary's latest face is that of a full-fledged neo-con.

  • Even a Russian invasion of Ukraine won't disturb Obama's vacation

    In Iraq, a twofold crisis has the barbarian forces of the Islamic State trying to butcher their way into Kurdistan and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki clinging to power. If that weren't enough, Ukraine is apparently facing an imminent Russian invasion, cloaked as a "humanitarian" mission, which...

  • After Syria remarks, Obama and Hillary Clinton to attend party on Martha's Vineyard

    The event comes shortly after Clinton criticized the president's handling of Syria and his overall approach to his foreign policy decision-making in an interview.

  • Fact-challenged and extreme? Do you really want to go there, Mr. President?

    President Obama blames extreme and reality-challenged politicians for government's failures. He's right, but the problem isn't Republicans.

  • Hillary Clinton senses the trend and moves toward a more muscular foreign policy

    If a reliable weather vane exists today in American politics, it is likely to be Mrs. Bill Clinton, now making her last bid to become the first female president and desperately eager to do nothing whatsoever to turn voters off.

  • Hillary Clinton's foreign policy paradox

    But the more she tries to argue that she recommended a different policy approach than the one that was actually pursued, the more she comes across looking like a figurehead who had no real influence within the administration.

  • Everything Obama says about Iraq is wrong

    President Obama on Monday squeezed another statement on Iraq into his Martha's Vineyard vacation schedule. This time it was to congratulate Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi and urge him to form a more inclusive cabinet.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Peter Thiel, the author of  Zero to One, Notes on StartUps, or How to Build the Future , is on the latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol :

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  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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