By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 04:23 PM
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.
By Brian Hughes | 08/27/14 02:54 PM
"It would be a real shame if Republicans engaged in an effort to shut down the government over a common-sense solution [on immigration]," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.
By Brian Hughes | 08/27/14 12:05 PM
Regardless of what President Obama does on immigration reform, at least one faction of Democrats will be angry.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 11:43 AM
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.
By Zack Colman | 08/27/14 11:41 AM
The Obama administration's strategy for inking a climate change deal would involve voluntary pledges and binding commitments from a 1992 treaty that wouldn't require Senate ratification, according to a report.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 07:47 AM
An American was killed over the weekend fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the White House confirmed Tuesday night.
08/26/14 08:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs. The White House announced Tuesday that President...
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/26/14 04:12 PM
On the same day President Obama announced new executive actions aimed at improving health care for veterans, the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Inspector General released a report saying that there's no proof delays in care caused deaths at the Phoenix VA hospital.
By Zack Colman | 08/26/14 04:01 PM
What do you get when you combine Al Gore, climate change and a Bob Dylan quote? A Democratic National Committee fundraising email.
By Brian Hughes | 08/26/14 01:40 PM
President Obama on Tuesday insisted that his administration has improved access to medical care at beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, telling veterans that the White House would not sweep aside chronically ignored health care problems.
By Brian Hughes | 08/26/14 01:10 PM
President Obama pledged Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria would pay the price for the beheading of an American journalist but also warned against military overreach as he faces calls for a broader campaign of airstrikes in the Middle East.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/26/14 12:59 PM
"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."
By Brian Hughes | 08/26/14 08:39 AM
President Obama on Tuesday will use a speech at the American Legion National Convention to trumpet a reduction in the disability claims backlog at government hospitals.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/26/14 08:25 AM
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.
08/26/14 06:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. The president was to announce his initiatives during an appearance before the American Legion National...
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