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  • 350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities. The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military personnel to help protect U.S. diplomatic...

  • Australia delivers ammunition to Iraqi Kurds

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A military transport jet has made Australia's first delivery of ammunition to besieged Kurdish forces in northern Iraq before returning without incident to a United Arab Emirates base. Australia announced Sunday it would join the United States, Britain, Canada, France...

  • Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood. The...

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks...

  • Retired firefighter found not guilty of sex abuse

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A retired Baltimore County firefighter has been acquitted of charges of sexually abusing a minor. Relatives tell WMAR-TV that a jury on Tuesday found 65-year-old Gregory Hudnet not guilty of sexual abuse of a minor. Hudnet was charged a year ago after the alleged victim said...

  • LA man gets prison in abandoned van dog death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man accused of leaving a dog to die from the heat inside an abandoned stolen van has been sentenced to more than a year in state prison. The district attorney's office says 29-year-old 30-year-old Danny Fis pleaded no contest to one count each of animal cruelty...

  • Obama reassures NATO's eastern allies as they eye Russian moves in Ukraine

    The visit comes at a defining time for NATO, whose leaders must reinforce the message that they are committed to defending all of its members to preserve the alliance's credibility.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters. The storm's maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph (75 kph) and some strengthening was possible as Dolly's center approached...

  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars...

  • Cantor's not lobbying, but his big payday should upset conservatives

    It's hard to fault Cantor for taking the deal, but anyone who cares about good government -- especially those who advocate small government -- ought to find his value a bit disconcerting.

  • Rand Paul's dilemma: Choosing between the Senate and the White House

    With a possible legislative fix off the table until Kentucky lawmakers reconvene early next year, Paul must now look ahead and decide if he'd rather stay on serving the people of his state or whether he'd take his chances on a run for the Oval Office.

  • Treasury doctors banks' TARP data

    Treasury officials also made multiple math errors in summarizing the results of the surveys, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Recovery Program Christy Romero said.

  • Editorial cartoon: Layers of strategy

    Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: iCloud

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Lawmakers: U.S. must act now to stop ISIS

    A bipartisan chorus on Capitol Hill is calling for the United States to waste no time hitting back after the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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