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  • Airstrikes in Syria possible as Obama readies speech to nation

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is considering authorizing U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader campaign that will include additional resources in the form of money, training and diplomatic support for those fighting the terrorist...
  • Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress

    Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress
    As President Obama laid out a strategy Wednesday night to fight Islamic State militants, Congress is facing a tough decision over whether to approve a key part of his plan Рarming the Syrian opposition.  Top congressional leaders from both...
  • Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it

    WASHINGTON Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions...
  • Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines

    Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines
    WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk. But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of lawmakers prefer silence, so much so they are contemplating...
  • Rep. Gowdy says he'll bring prosecutor's focus, fairness to Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON Rep. Trey Gowdy's got a late-night habit. "He eats a ridiculously lot of pizza," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah. "Even if he goes out and has dinner, he's got to have his late-night pie. I don't know how he does it." It's...
  • Mother mourns U.S. journalist purportedly beheaded by Sunni militants

    (Reuters) - The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was purportedly beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives....
  • Congressional Democrats Urge California to Expand Production Credit

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits. AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
  • In Theory: Is the United States making a right turn?

    The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain. Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
  • China, Russia, India and Switzerland Named to Congressional Piracy 'Watch List'

    A congressional caucus has named China, Russia, India and Switzerland as four countries on its piracy "watch list," singled out as countries where there are high levels of copyright infringement and a lack of legal protections. The list was unveiled by...
  • Schiff calls Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling 'setback for women's health'

    Schiff calls Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling 'setback for women's health'
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), whose district office is located about a mile from where a Hobby Lobby store will open on Friday, criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the arts-and-crafts supply retailer to pay insurance covering...
  • CIA, U.S. military at odds over Afghanistan pullback plan

    The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...