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  • Obama sips tea, not coffee

    President Obama is an anomaly in a town that runs on coffee. Apparently, he gets his caffeine fix from tea instead.

  • Holder announces program to counter homegrown ISIS threat

    Attorney General Eric Holder, in a video posted on the Justice Department's website Monday, said the effort would bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to try to help prevent more Americans from joining the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  • Speech barely affects Obama's ratings

    After the president's prime-time speech, 68 percent of voters said military action against the Islamic State was in the national interest â€" up only three percent from prior to the speech.

  • The new Pottery Barn rule: Obama owns every problem

    President Obama's second term is proving that for the commander in chief, if it's broken, you own it.

  • President Obama to visit CentCom

    President Obama will head to Tampa this week to meet with U.S. military commanders who will likely be involved in American efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president will spend Tuesday night in Tampa, the White House announced Sunday afternoon. On Wednesday, Obama...

  • No specifics on who'll be on ground to fight Islamic State

    The Obama administration made an all-out publicity push Sunday to bolster support for the president's plan in Syria, putting top White House surrogates on television all day.

  • Obama plays 196th presidential golf round

    The nation's chief executive is enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon in Prince George's County, Md., for an afternoon of sports -- but no, he's not taking in the Redskins' home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Obama to thank CDC Ebola workers in person

    President Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday to be updated on Africa's Ebola epidemic, the White House has announced. The president will also pass on his gratitude to the CDC staff and scientists who are combatting the disease. Three...

  • Why Obama issues empty veto threats

    White House officials say the administration should explain where the president stands on legislation, even if it has no chance of passing.

  • Liberia begs Obama for help fighting Ebola

    Liberian's president warned President Obama this week that her nation risks being overwhelmed by the spread of the Ebola virus.

  • Obama: 'Relentless' campaign required against Islamic State

    Air strikes, support for ground forces, and the building of a coalition of allies are key to dealing with the Islamic State, Obama remarked Saturday.

  • Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly...

  • White House partly responds to Diane Foley's complaints

    When pressed about whether U.S. officials had threatened the Foley family with prosecution, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said only that he's "not in a position to detail the kinds of conversations that took place so often between the administration and the Foley family."

  • White House's annual congressional picnic is on

    "That should be interesting," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday about next Wednesday's affair.

  • Unlike Kerry, White House says U.S. and the Islamic State are 'at war'

    The White House on Friday said the U.S. is engaged in war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a day after Secretary of State John Kerry refused to use that terminology.



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