Obama Hails Iraq’s New Government

“Today, Iraq took a promising step forward” President Barack Obama offered his assistance to the new government emerging in Iraq on Monday, sending a clear message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as he tries to cling to power: go. In brief remarks from outside his vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama endorsed Iraqi Prime Minister–designate Haider al-Abadi as U.S. […]

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Experts Warn of Terrorism Blowback From Iraq Air Strikes

ISIS has long threatened America openly — will Obama’s strikes inspire it to act? The American air strikes against a militant group in Iraq could motivate the fighters to retaliate with terrorist attacks against U.S. civilians, experts warn. President Barack Obama’s air strikes against militants from the group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) “could increase the likelihood […]

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U.S. No Longer Waging a Time-Share War

Unlike Obama’s earlier military orders, his Iraq plan lacks a deadline President Obama was eager to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, is eager to pull them out of Afghanistan, and refused to put them into Libya and Syria. His reticence is justifiably rooted in opposition at home to any more ground combat following more than a decade of war […]

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Hillary Clinton Criticizes Obama on Syria Policy

“‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew a foreign policy line between herself and President Obama in an interview this week, saying the President should have assisted Syrian rebels early in the bloody three-year conflict there, and issuing a dig at his administration’s minimalist doctrine. The Obama administration’s wariness about assisting […]

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Cheney: Obama Military Cuts ‘Devastating’

“We need the world’s strongest military” Former Vice President Dick Cheney lambasted President Barack Obama’s leadership of the military on Thursday night, saying he has hamstrung the nation for a generation. Speaking at a closed-door gathering of top Republican Party officials in Chicago, Cheney defended American engagement in the world. “We are reducing the size of the army to where […]

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GOP Takes Control of 2016 Primary Debates

Attempt to avoid alienating swing voters The Republican National Committee finalized plans Friday to seize control of GOP’s presidential primary debates, threatening sanctions against any candidate that participates in any unauthorized debates. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced a 13-member committee of Republican officials who will set rules for the GOP’s debates during the 2016 cycle, including selecting venues, debate partners, […]

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