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  • 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...

  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their...

  • Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, administration...

  • Clinton to join Obama for AmeriCorps anniversary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will join President Barack Obama at the White House this week to mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, officials said Tuesday. Clinton launched the first crop of AmeriCorps volunteers in September 1994. Clinton and Obama will address hundreds...

  • Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the...

  • US transportation secretary to visit Rhode Island

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will join members of the congressional delegation and Gov. Lincoln Chafee to mark improvements at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. He'll also head to the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown on Monday to meet with transportation...

  • Obama warns Ebola outbreak could worsen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task. He says the American military will be helping set up isolation units and equipment there and providing...

  • Obama says Afghan power-sharing deal needed soon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has told Afghanistan's two presidential candidates that it's important to complete a power-sharing deal as soon as possible so the country can form a new government. A White House statement said a final agreement would help solidify...

  • Obama in Europe: Brief glimpse of good old days

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it was a brief glimpse of his good old days in Europe when the continent cheered his ascent to the White House. Obama received an enthusiastic welcome in Estonia from Baltic leaders who see American military power as the best safeguard of their own...



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