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  • Obama says Syria's declared chemical weapons destroyed

    President Obama announced Monday that U.S. forces have completed the destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile weeks ahead of schedule.

  • State Department labels Islamic State spokesman a 'terrorist'

    The move comes after the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday aimed at preventing the financing of both the Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front.

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls up National Guard to help in Ferguson

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is deploying the state National Guard to Ferguson, Mo., to try to reestablish order in the streets as violent attacks intensified Sunday a week after the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard calls U.S. counterterrorism mission 'lost'

    A Democratic lawmaker from Hawaii and one of the first female combat veterans in Congress said the U.S. counterterrorism mission is adrift and needs to be refocused to target and dismantle the Islamic State.

  • Rep. John Lewis: Ferguson police should apologize to community

    Rep. John Lewis, a leader of the civil rights movement, said Sunday that the Ferguson police force's low single digit number of black officers is "shameful" and a "disgrace."

  • Rick Perry fights back, calls indictment against him politically motivated

    "This is not how we settle political differences in this country," he told "Fox News Sunday." "We settle political differences at the ballot box."

  • With Ferguson remarks, Obama carefully wades into topic of race

    President Obama's careful remarks on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., marked one of a handful of times that President Obama has openly addressed America's racial divide while in office.

  • Obama laments killing of black teen while appealing for calm in Ferguson

    Obama also gave an update on the latest developments in Iraq, praising the U.S. military for assisting the Kurds in fighting the Islamic State and helping thousands of Yazidis trapped on mountain to escape while the U.S. launched airstrikes against the extremists.

  • Experts argue Iraq woes should lead to new strategy in Afghanistan

    Moderate voices in the national security community have begun to urge President Obama to reconsider imposing a firm draw-down timeline in Afghanistan after the U.S. has been forced to re-engage in Iraq in efforts to to stop the Islamic State and prevent genocide.

  • 20 watchdog groups call for Brennan's resignation

    A coalition of 20 transparency and ethics watchdog groups are fed up with CIA Director John Brennan's leadership and are calling on President Obama to ask him to step down.

  • After Syria remarks, Obama and Hillary Clinton to attend party on Martha's Vineyard

    The event comes shortly after Clinton criticized the president's handling of Syria and his overall approach to his foreign policy decision-making in an interview.

  • DHS released 600 immigrants with criminal records

    In what is already fast becoming the latest flashpoint in the debate over allowing millions more illegal immigrants to remain in the United States legally, a government watchdog agency found that U.S. immigration officials released more than 600 undocumented immigrants in 2013 when faced with...

  • State defends John Kerry's stay in hotel owned by blacklisted businessman

    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf is vigorously defending Secretary of State John Kerry's overnight stay in a Myanmar hotel owned by a blacklisted businessman, although she was short on specifics about it.

  • How President Obama's Iraq intervention will affect the midterms

    At a fundraiser in Martha's Vineyard Monday, President Obama had a tricky set of arguments to make. First, he described America's intervention in Iraq as part of its role as the world's policeman, "the one indispensable nation." Then he pivoted back to his campaign speech, touting the...

  • Obama backs new Iraqi leadership

    President Obama joined the campaign to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down and allow the formation of a new government with a new leader. In a brief televised statement, Obama didn’t mention al Maliki by name, but he said he and Vice President Joe Biden called newly...



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