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  • In Iraq, Obama launches another drive-by war

    President Obama says he doesn't take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq -- but you couldn't tell that from the way he launched the attack.

  • Kerry presses Myanmar on democratic reform

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — To improve relations with the United States, Myanmar must make progress in its democratic transition and halt what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the country's leaders. The U.S. praised...

  • Obama: U.S. airstrikes in Iraq will continue for 'some time'

    "We feel confident we can prevent [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] from going up the mountain and slaughtering people who are there," Obama said in a statement on the White House South Lawn before leaving on vacation.

  • Study finds fracking could revive manufacturing

    As many as one million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology.

  • Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Already scrambling to confront multiple simultaneous international crises, the Obama administration stepped up efforts Saturday to avert another, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on China and its smaller neighbors to take new steps to ease tensions over...

  • Obama: US won't be dragged into another Iraq war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent people face a massacre and the U.S. has the ability to stop it, the nation shouldn't look away. Obama is discussing his rationale for authorizing...

  • Four reasons Obama's airstrikes won't solve Iraq's ISIS problem

    When it comes to Iraq, President Obama is very much the reluctant warrior.

  • Possibility of genocide moved Obama to act in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the president decided the U.S....

  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian...

  • How Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the president decided the U.S....

  • Obama signs $10.8 billion highway funding bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction. The bill the White House says Obama signed Friday will keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May, when lawmakers will again be challenged to come up with...

  • VIDEO --- White House: Iraq conflict is Iraq's responsibility

    "Ultimately it's up to the Iraqi people, the Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi government to address the security situation in their country," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • Obama's narrow, specific, extremely limited action in Iraq

    In the president's first sentence Wednesday night, he stressed that he was authorizing two, and only two, actions.

  • Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing something unusual with his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He'll come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend White House meetings. It's an odd move, especially since Obama and his aides for years have fended off questions...

  • U.S. military aircraft conducts first airstrike in Iraq

    Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby confirmed the bombing in a tweet Friday morning.



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