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  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. The question was whether the aid...

  • Obama: 'The world is looking to us' to fight Ebola

    Still, the president insisted Tuesday that Americans need not fear an Ebola epidemic on U.S. soil.

  • Joint Chiefs chairman won't rule out U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back into Iraq if the administration's coalition-building strategy fails to curb the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Obama calls for 'common-sense' gun restrictions

    President Obama on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard made a fresh call for additional gun reforms, saying such violence "shatters too many American families every day."

  • After Ferguson, White House touts body cameras for cops

    The White House supports more body cameras for cops, the administration said in response to an online petition calling for all law enforcement officials to wear such technology in the wake of the police killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

  • Critics say Yemen is not a good model for anti-Islamic State plans

    The continuing strength of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the country has already stalled plans to rehabilitate terrorists held by the U.S. there.

  • Putin, Rouhani not on Obama's U.N. 'dance card'

    The White House says the chance of a meeting between President Obama and Russian or Iranian leaders at the United Nation's General Assembly meeting next week are slim to none.

  • 115,000 people set to lose Obamacare

    They are scheduled to lose their Obamacare coverage at the end of the month because officials could not verify their citizenship or immigration status, the Obama administration announced Monday.

  • Obama sips tea, not coffee

    President Obama is an anomaly in a town that runs on coffee. Apparently, he gets his caffeine fix from tea instead.

  • Holder announces program to counter homegrown ISIS threat

    Attorney General Eric Holder, in a video posted on the Justice Department's website Monday, said the effort would bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to try to help prevent more Americans from joining the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  • Speech barely affects Obama's ratings

    After the president's prime-time speech, 68 percent of voters said military action against the Islamic State was in the national interest â€" up only three percent from prior to the speech.

  • The new Pottery Barn rule: Obama owns every problem

    President Obama's second term is proving that for the commander in chief, if it's broken, you own it.

  • No specifics on who'll be on ground to fight Islamic State

    The Obama administration made an all-out publicity push Sunday to bolster support for the president's plan in Syria, putting top White House surrogates on television all day.

  • Obama plays 196th presidential golf round

    The nation's chief executive is enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon in Prince George's County, Md., for an afternoon of sports -- but no, he's not taking in the Redskins' home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Why Obama issues empty veto threats

    White House officials say the administration should explain where the president stands on legislation, even if it has no chance of passing.



From the Weekly Standard