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  • Obama, realist or defeatist?

    President Obama, depending on whom you ask, has crawled into a shell either because he can't change Washington or is simply smart enough to recognize the limitations of his office.

  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma:...

  • Are Republicans abandoning the Obamacare issue? Doubtful

    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. 

  • Fanning the flames of racial tension

    For over a week, we have been repeatedly told that a white police officer shot and killed an "unarmed black teenager" in Ferguson, Mo. â€" and now the highest law enforcement official in the nation is reinforcing this narrative. 

  • Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan disagree on who should be president

    Both Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have been mentioned by Republicans as potential presidential contenders, but each has cast doubt upon his ambitions. 

  • Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly.

  • Obama faces growing criticism of program giving cops grenade launchers

    President Obama hasn't waded into the escalating debate over the rapid militarization of local police departments. Politically, however, he can't stay silent for long.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Manahattan Moment: If we don't learn from Ferguson, there will be more such tragedies

    The virtue of disruption, academics and observers argue, is that it gives African Americans a crisis with which to bargain. But after 50 years, what has this bargain achieved, except to cultivate a community that excels in resentment?

  • Obamacare rates are rising once again

    Obama didn't promise that he would overhaul the health care system so that premiums would continue to increase each year, just as they did in the system that existed before he was elected, which he argued was unacceptable.

  • California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty. Attorney General Kamala Harris announced her decision after a federal judge ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry...

  • Is Obama getting a bum rap on the failed Foley rescue mission? Examiner Editorial

    After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama and the White House were criticized for leaking classified information about the raid in what critics called an effort to harvest positive media attention. Some have leveled similar criticism regarding Wednesday's revelation that U.S....

  • Republicans support President Obama on Iraq more than Democrats

    Most Americans support the White House's limited airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq, with a majority of Republicans enthusiastically backing the effort, according to new Washington Post-ABC News survey.

  • GAO: Obama administration broke the law in Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap

    Pentagon officials broke the law by trading five imprisoned Taliban leaders for captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress at least 30 days in advance and by using appropriated public funds for a different purpose, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said Thursday.



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  • No Reply from America?

    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

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  • Bartleby, the President

    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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