More Susan Crabtree Articles

  • Obama cites France as standard for workplace benefits

    President Obama held up France as the gold standard the U.S. workplace should emulate during an event at the White House on Monday.

  • White House: Iraq is providing legal 'protections' for 300 U.S. advisers

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the 300 special operators the U.S. is sending to Iraq as advisers will have certain protections from being prosecuted for possible crimes if they are forced to defend themselves.

  • White House week ahead: The future of Iraq hangs in the balance

    The future of Iraq and just how far the President Obama is willing to re-engage there will loom over the White House for a third week as Obama juggles a mix of domestic, foreign and sports-related events on his calendar.

  • White House's Valerie Jarrett dines with Rupert Murdoch to plot immigration strategy

    President Obama's longtime senior adviser Valerie Jarrett confessed to breaking bread this week with conservative media titan Rupert Murdoch, a new White House frenemy of sorts on immigration reform.

  • 5 facts about the new U.S. mission in Iraq

    President Obama's Thursday announcement to send 300 military advisers to Iraq to try to help the country's security forces beat back a rapidly advancing al Qaeda-inspired insurgency, has prompted more questions than it answered. Here are five answers to some of the basics: Who will serve as...

  • Obama administration extends benefits for same-sex couples

    The Obama administration is extending more federal benefits to same-sex married couples, including allowing employees to take leave to care for a same-sex spouse no matter where they live.

  • How Obama is keeping a Benghazi suspect from hearing his Miranda rights

    After capturing the alleged mastermind behind the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, U.S. authorities are treating him as an enemy combatant who should be interrogated to prevent another attack.

  • Obama: U.S. will send small team of military advisers to Iraq

    President Obama announced plans to send a team of U.S. military advisers to Iraq to try help the country's security forces beat back an al Qaeda-inspired insurgency gaining ground across large swaths of the country.

  • How the Obama administration hopes to regain Congress' trust on Iraq

    The Obama administration has been in close communication with key members of Congress this week on both the crisis in Iraq and the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack. Despite those regular consultations, major questions remain about how...

  • Five times that President Obama went around Congress

    Once again, President Obama has cheered supporters by bypassing Congress. Gay and lesbian rights groups are celebrating news that Obama plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Obama's...

  • Army begins Bowe Bergdahl investigation

    The U.S. Army has begun to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his post in Afghanistan in 2009, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday.

  • The foreign policy issue that split John McCain and Lindsey Graham

    In a rare split, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham do not agree on whether the U.S. should work with Iran to beat back an insurgency in neighboring Iraq. Both Republicans are urging President Obama to take swift military action in Iraq to fight the al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq...

  • John Kerry says U.S. open to working with Iran to assist Iraq

    The Obama administration signaled that talks with Iran on countering insurgents in Iraq may begin this week amid renewed negotiations with Tehran and other world powers over trying to reach a long-term agreement to curb its nuclear program.

  • Michael McCaul: Crisis in Iraq is 'greatest threat since 9/11'

    Republicans expressed increasing frustration with President Obama for failing to move decisively to stop a Sunni-aligned terrorist group that has gained control of key cities in Iraq and is clashing with the Shiite controlled government for control of Baghdad. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who...

  • Mitt Romney calls Hillary Clinton's foreign policy 'clueless'

    Mitt Romney focused his fire on Hillary Clinton Sunday, repeatedly slamming her foreign policy record as “clueless” and predicting she will go down in defeat in 2016 because of it. Clinton has no successes to point from her record as secretary of State, Romney said. Her attempt to reset...



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