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  • Obama to visit Estonia, meet with Baltic leaders in September

    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia in September and meet with leaders from three Baltic states on his way to a NATO summit in Wales, the White House said on Friday. While there, he will meet with the prime...
  • Obama is right to support Iraq's Kurds with humanitarian and military aid [Letter]

    Obama is right to support Iraq's Kurds with humanitarian and military aid [Letter]
    I am not a supporter of President Obama, but I must applaud his support of the Kurds with supplies of humanitarian and military aid. This needs to be done for many reasons to show Russia and others that we are not a "paper tiger." F. Cordell,...
  • State police take over security in Ferguson, Mo., with 'softer' stance

    After several nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday to curb the aggressive tactics of local police against demonstrators protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • Obama: No excuse for 'excessive force' by police in Ferguson, Mo.

    Obama: No excuse for 'excessive force' by police in Ferguson, Mo.
    President Obama sought to calm the increasingly tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for "excessive force" by police or for looting or violence aimed at law enforcement. Making a brief statement from...
  • US intervention in Iraq will be counterproductive

    We may call the latest U.S. intervention "humanitarian" and "limited," but make no mistake: President Barack Obama's decision to bomb Iraq will cause further violence and deterioration in that country, and draw the United States deeper into a quagmire...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: The horrific destruction of Christianity in Iraq

    Convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or die. Those are the conditions offered to Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Since the Islamic State (formerly called ISIL and ISIS)...
  • Real cowboys don't summer on Martha's Vineyard

    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast...
  • Pivoting away from Asia

    Pivoting away from Asia
    What do President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes against the Sunni militants of the Islamic State and his previous commitment to send American military advisors and trainers back into Iraq have to do with his "pivot" to Asia? Everything and...
  • Obama's great-uncle, innovative librarian

     Obama's great-uncle, innovative librarian
    Charles Payne, President Barack Obama's great-uncle, worked for more than 30 years at the University of Chicago Library, where he brought an engineer's methodical approach to analyzing library systems and helping to develop library automation....
  • An unpresidential president

    On July 22, 2009, President Obama said, "Cambridge police acted stupidly" in arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Unable to once again act presidential, on March 23, 2012, he said, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon Martin." These are...
  • Religious rights and gay rights

    Last month, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Equally notable is what the president didn't do: He refused to exempt religious organizations....