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  • White House dodges questions on immigration timing

    Pressed repeatedly by reporters Tuesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Obama's intention to use his executive power to act on immigration if Congress fails to, but he declined to say when that would take place.

  • White House: 'Our thoughts, prayers' are with Sotloff family

    The White House could not immediately confirm reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Obama pushes minimum wage in Wisconsin trip

    A deeply polarized state, Wisconsin has been the epicenter of a major fight in recent years over the power of government workers' unions with a highly competitive governor's race this fall.

  • Fort Hood victims say shooter's letter is 'salt in our wounds'

    A coalition of 160 victims and family members of Hasan's rampage at Fort Hood have been fighting the Obama administration for nearly five years to label the shooting an act of terrorism.

  • White House: U.S. unlikely to raise threat level

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. is "unlikely" to raise its terrorist threat level -- at least in the short-term --after the U.K. did so Friday in response to a threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • U.S. levels new sanctions against Iranian firms

    The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday penalized more than 25 entities and individuals it believes are involved in assisting Iran's nuclear program, supporting terrorism or aiding Tehran's evasion of U.S. and international sanctions.

  • Obama gives himself leeway on immigration action deadline

    The president for the first time stopped short of abiding by his self-imposed deadline of acting on immigration without Congress’ consent by the end of the summer.

  • U.K. raises terrorist threat level

    The U.K. in response to a threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria raised its terrorist attack warning system to the second highest level Friday from substantial to severe, which carries the warning that a terrorist attack is "highly likely."

  • Report: Second American killed fighting for ISIS

    A second American, identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed of Minneapolis, died while fighting in the same battle in Syria as Douglas McAuthur McCain.

  • 'Lady al Qaeda's' U.S. education draws complaints about student visas

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s keen interest in the release of a Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in Texas drew attention to U.S. student visa laws, but experts say the concern is overblown. Before ISIS circulated a video of American journalist James Foley’s beheading...

  • Does Syria's air defense system work?

    The Pentagon's top spokesman Wednesday suggested that Syria's sophisticated air defense system didn't pick up U.S. forces entering its air space during a failed mission to rescue James Foley and other prisoners.

  • Groups to deliver Ferguson petition to White House

    More than a dozen civil rights groups, faith leaders and activists plan to meet outside the White House Thursday to deliver a petition demanding that the Justice Department hold accountable all police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

  • American killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

    An American was killed over the weekend fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the White House confirmed Tuesday night.

  • White House: No chance of working with Bashar Assad to fight ISIS

    "As a matter of U.S. policy, we have not recognized Assad as the leader in Syria," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "There are no plans to change that policy and there are no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime."

  • Syria welcomes U.S. help to fight ISIS, but on its terms

    For now, the Obama administration is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq, but not Syria. But the administration seems to be suggesting it's open to the possibility.



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