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  • US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say. The rescue mission was authorized after...

  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change U.S. lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. President Barack Obama says the U.S. won't scale back its military posture in Iraq in response to James Foley's...

  • As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin. Some questions and...

  • US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday. Officials said...

  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy...

  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the...

  • Officials: Special forces sent to Syria to rescue US hostages this summer but didn't find any

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: Special forces sent to Syria to rescue US hostages this summer but didn't find any.

  • Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police. During a private meeting with about 50 community leaders at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College,...

  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration. Administration...

  • US offers new bounties for Haqqani network members

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering new rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the location four top members of the Pakistan-based extremist Haqqani (hah-KAH'-nee) network and is boosting an existing $5 million reward for the group's leader to $10 million....

  • EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion. The complaint was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. A company...

  • US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a...

  • High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided...

  • Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments...

  • Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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