By Michael Barone | 07/19/14 12:08 PM
The sluggish economy isn't weighing down Obama. It's chaos on the border, dysfunction at the IRS and VA, and foreign crises from Ukraine to the Middle East.
07/20/14 01:17 AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas. Loud explosions shook Gaza as Israeli flares lit up the night sky and Israeli...
07/19/14 12:33 PM
CAIRO (AP) — Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground — in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries. At the center of the problems is the bitter enmity between...
By Paul Bedard | 07/18/14 08:25 PM
In our weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogby says that now is not the time to take pot shots at President Obama as he faces world crises.
07/18/14 06:47 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a "significantly" wider campaign. The assault raised risks of a bloodier conflict amid...
By Becket Adams | 07/18/14 01:12 PM
CNN international correspondent Diana Magnay has been removed from her post covering the conflict between Israel and Palestine after she referred to Israelis as "scum," the news network said Friday.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/18/14 07:55 AM
President Obama's decision to go forward with two fundraisers in New York just hours after a Malaysian airliner was apparently shot down in Ukraine and Israel launched a ground war in Gaza is giving critics new ammunition for attacks on his leadership.
07/17/14 10:18 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas' rocket-firing abilities...
07/17/14 10:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks. Noting the deaths a day earlier of four boys who were killed on a Gaza beach by an Israeli strike, the State Department said...
By Becket Adams | 07/17/14 06:44 PM
As Israel mobilizes its ground forces and amps up the pressure on Hamas, several international news groups, including CNN, have reporters stationed near the Gaza area to cover events as they unfold.
By Philip Klein | 07/17/14 10:33 AM
A United Nations agency, over the course of doing relief work on Wednesday, found rockets being stored in one of its schools in Gaza.
07/16/14 11:17 PM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered "humanitarian" pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most encouraging sign yet that the fierce fighting could come to an end. Israel's bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 200 Palestinians,...
By Philip Klein | 07/16/14 05:31 PM
One of the most common and misleading tactics deployed against Israel by its critics is to compare the number of dead Israelis and dead Palestinians. But no objective observer should take such arguments seriously.
By Washington Examiner | 07/16/14 05:20 PM
Liberals scoffed in 1983 when President Reagan first proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense system. They called it "Star Wars" and claimed the technology was fictional.
By Austin Bay | 07/16/14 11:12 AM
According to the Israeli government, in this latest round of Israel-Hamas combat, Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system has (so far) intercepted 90 percent of targeted incoming Hamas rockets. Iron Dome is a very sophisticated tactical (short-range) anti-missile and anti-artillery...
By Byron York | 07/23/14
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