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  • Mideast Complexities Confound US Coalition Effort

    Mideast Complexities Confound US Coalition Effort

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:23:05 GMT
    The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of extremists - is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture.
    The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of extremists - is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture.
  • Can President Obama Wage War Without Consent Of Congress?

    Can President Obama Wage War Without Consent Of Congress?

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:38:11 GMT
    As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.
    As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.
  • 9/11 Commemoration, Observances

    9/11 Commemoration, Observances

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:20:28 GMT

    With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the hallowed site just hours after President Barack Obama promised to root out and destroy a new group of terrorists threatening the U.S.

    With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the hallowed site just hours after President Barack Obama promised to root out and destroy a new group of terrorists threatening the U.S.

  • Obama Outlines Mission To Fight Islamic Militants In Iraq, Syria

    Obama Outlines Mission To Fight Islamic Militants In Iraq, Syria

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:21:40 GMT

    For a president criticized as overly cautious and reluctant to lead, Barack Obama is taking a huge risk. He is thrusting U.S. fighting forces into a growing military operation with clear dangers, unknown costs, an indefinite length and unpredictable consequences.

    For a president criticized as overly cautious and reluctant to lead, Barack Obama is taking a huge risk. He is thrusting U.S. fighting forces into a growing military operation with clear dangers, unknown costs, an indefinite length and unpredictable consequences.

  • Analysis: Coalition Building against ISIS Can Be Tricky

    Analysis: Coalition Building against ISIS Can Be Tricky

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:23:56 GMT
    The first President Bush had one, so did President Bill Clinton, and the second President Bush had two. Now, President Barack Obama wants to build a coalition of nations to join the U.S. to combat the threat posed by the Islamic State group in the Middle East and beyond.
    The first President Bush had one, so did President Bill Clinton, and the second President Bush had two. Now, President Barack Obama wants to build a coalition of nations to join the U.S. to combat the threat posed by the Islamic State group in the Middle East and beyond.
  • Obama To Outline Strategy To Defeat Islamic State

    Obama To Outline Strategy To Defeat Islamic State

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:19:51 GMT
    President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a strategy that will also involve cooperation from allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.
    President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a strategy that will also involve cooperation from allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.
  • Obama Defends Decision To Delay Immigration Action

    Obama Defends Decision To Delay Immigration Action

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-09-08 14:52:10 GMT
    President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation.
    President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation.
  • Obama, Kerry, Hagel Urge Coalition Against Islamic State

    Obama, Kerry, Hagel Urge Coalition Against Islamic State

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:59:24 GMT
    America's top diplomatic and defense leaders pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially, and said they must build a plan by the time the U.N. General Assembly meets in about two weeks.
    America's top diplomatic and defense leaders pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially, and said they must build a plan by the time the U.N. General Assembly meets in about two weeks.
  • President Obama: US, UK Will 'Not Be Cowed' By Militants

    President Obama: US, UK Will 'Not Be Cowed' By Militants

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-09-04 14:31:01 GMT
    NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan.
    NATO leaders grappled Thursday with whether the alliance has a role in containing a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, as heads of state converged in Wales for a high-stakes summit also focused on the crisis in Ukraine and next steps in Afghanistan.
  • Obama Says Videos Of Beheadings Won't Intimidate The US

    Obama Says Videos Of Beheadings Won't Intimidate The US

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:56:30 GMT
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.
  • Video Purports To Show Beheading Of Another US Journalist

    Video Purports To Show Beheading Of Another US Journalist

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:25:29 GMT
    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syria in August 2013.
    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syria in August 2013.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:23:16 GMT
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
  • Britain Raises Threat Level, Promises Tough Action To Fight Militants

    Britain Raises Threat Level, Promises Tough Action To Fight Militants

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:11:19 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, pledging to seize passports to fight what he described as an extremist threat more dangerous than any previously seen.Cameron's remarks came just after authorities on Friday raised the terror threat level to severe, the second highest level.
    Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, pledging to seize passports to fight what he described as an extremist threat more dangerous than any previously seen.Cameron's remarks came just after authorities on Friday raised the terror threat level to severe, the second highest level.
  • Obama Cautions Against Using Force To Solve Crises In Ukraine, Middle East

    Obama Cautions Against Using Force To Solve Crises In Ukraine, Middle East

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:45:40 GMT
    Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.
    Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.
  • A Look At The Islamic State Militants In Syria

    A Look At The Islamic State Militants In Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:24:13 GMT
    As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.
    As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.
  • Businesses Troubled Over Garcetti's Proposal To Raise The Minimum Wage

    Businesses Troubled Over Garcetti's Proposal To Raise The Minimum Wage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:05:20 GMT
    Los Angeles business leaders said today they were troubled by a proposal being shopped by Mayor Eric Garcetti that would raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as much as $13.50 an hour by 2017.
    Los Angeles business leaders said today they were troubled by a proposal being shopped by Mayor Eric Garcetti that would raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as much as $13.50 an hour by 2017.
  • Source: American Islamic Militant Said Killed In Syria

    Source: American Islamic Militant Said Killed In Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:42:03 GMT
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
  • Israel, Hamas Accept Gaza War Cease-Fire

    Israel, Hamas Accept Gaza War Cease-Fire

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:57:15 GMT
    Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians. The cease-fire was to take effect at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), but violence persisted until the last minute.
    Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians. The cease-fire was to take effect at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), but violence persisted until the last minute.
  • American Held In Syria Has Been Freed After Nearly 2 Years

    American Held In Syria Has Been Freed After Nearly 2 Years

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:22:10 GMT
    As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
    As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
  • US Special Forces Tried But Failed To Find Hostages

    US Special Forces Tried But Failed To Find Hostages

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:11:04 GMT
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
  • President Obama: US Won't Stop Confronting Islamic State

    President Obama: US Won't Stop Confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:11:12 GMT

    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region.

    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region.

  • Airstrikes Undertaken As US Re-Engages Militants In Iraq

    Airstrikes Undertaken As US Re-Engages Militants In Iraq

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:06:19 GMT
    U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.
    U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.
  • US Government Had Role In Ebola Drug Given To Aid Workers

    US Government Had Role In Ebola Drug Given To Aid Workers

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-05 14:58:43 GMT
    Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
    Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
  • Israel’s Consul General David Siegel: "We Asked The UN To Work With Us"

    Israel’s Consul General David Siegel: "We Asked The UN To Work With Us"

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:43:27 GMT
    Today marks the 18th day of fighting between Israel and Gaza. Also today Israel’s security cabinet meets to consider international cease-fire proposals. Joining us to discuss the situation is Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles, David Siegel.
    Today marks the 18th day of fighting between Israel and Gaza. Also today Israel’s security cabinet meets to consider international cease-fire proposals. Joining us to discuss the situation is Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles, David Siegel.
  • State Board Considers Fines For Water Wasters During Drought

    State Board Considers Fines For Water Wasters During Drought

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:22:47 GMT
    Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will cost Californians up to $500 a day for violations under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators. Examples of what to avoid include overwatering front lawns, hosing down sidewalks or washing cars without a nozzle on the hose.
    Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will cost Californians up to $500 a day for violations under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators. Examples of what to avoid include overwatering front lawns, hosing down sidewalks or washing cars without a nozzle on the hose.
  • US To Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan At Year-End

    US To Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan At Year-End

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-05-27 18:59:39 GMT
    President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by the end of 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
    President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by the end of 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:43:05 GMT
    A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the...
    A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly...
  • Hagel, Dempsey defend Obama military strategy

    Hagel, Dempsey defend Obama military strategy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:42:38 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
    The nation's top military leader says strikes against Islamic extremists in Syria will be persistent and sustainable as President Barack Obama expands the military campaign to combat the terrorist threat.
  • A look at US response to Ebola crisis

    A look at US response to Ebola crisis

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:22:58 GMT
    A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:
    A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:
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