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  • Rep. Darrell Issa subpoenas White House over political office

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Friday evening subpoenaed documents related to the reopening of the White House political office, an operation focused on President Obama's campaign strategy.

  • White House: Obama golfs for 'clearing of the mind'

    The White House on Friday defended President Obama for spending so much time on the golf course amid growing crises abroad and domestically.

  • White House tries to comply with Supreme Court ruling on birth control

    The Obama administration said for-profit companies like Hobby Lobby can avoid paying for their employees' birth control costs through the same Obamacare exemption given to religious groups.

  • White House says ISIS is no longer 'JV'

    A senior White House official said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has gained more power and pose a greater threat now than they did when President Obama referred to them as a 'JV' team in an interview eight months ago.

  • Will Obama follow up on his new red line against ISIS?

    So far, it's been difficult to discern what President Obama is prepared to do about ISIS outside of staying the airstrike course in Iraq that he began two weeks ago.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eric Holder vows ISIS will be held accountable

    "[Those] who would perpetrate such acts need to understand something," Holder said. "This Justice Department, this Department of Defense, this nation - we have long memories and our reach is very wide. We will not forget what happened, and people will be held accountable, one way or the other."

  • Most blacks satisfied with Obama's response to Ferguson, poll finds

    A New York Times/CBS News survey shows that a clear majority of blacks support President Obama's handling of the violent clashes in the St. Louis suburb, with just 20 percent dissatisfied.

  • In Ferguson, the rise of Eric Holder

    As Holder arrived in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday to address the police shooting of an unarmed teenager, it was clear that the attorney general had emerged as arguably President Obama's most-trusted confidant rather than the source of consternation that once frustrated so many White House officials.

  • ISIS' brutality ups the pressure on Obama in Iraq and Syria

    International outrage over the grisly beheading of an American journalist is forcing President Obama's hand in Iraq, intensifying pressure to confront ISIS in a broader way than the defensive airstrikes he has authorized so far.

  • U.S. tried to rescue James Foley, other ISIS hostages and failed

    The U.S. military recently launched a failed rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, including American journalist James Foley, the White House and the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday evening.

  • Eric Holder to Ferguson: I was harassed by cops

    Attorney General Eric Holder told Ferguson, Mo., residents on Wednesday that he could relate to their suspicion of police officers, hoping to calm tensions in the St. Louis suburb rocked by repeated clashes between cops and protesters.

  • Obama faces difficult decisions as airstrikes continue in Iraq

    After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.

  • Obama: World 'appalled' by beheading

    President Obama denounced the Islamic State's beheading of an American journalist and said terrorist threats would not dictate his decisions on military action in Iraq or elsewhere.



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Law, No Order

    Ferguson, Mo.

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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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