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  • Obama unlikely to deepen Iraq military involvement, say U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite outrage at home and abroad over the grisly beheading of an American journalist, President Barack Obama is unlikely to deepen military involvement in Iraq or Syria and will instead stay the course with U.S. air strikes, U.S....
  • Families of U.S. journalists missing in Syria filled with dread

    Friends and relatives of Austin Tice, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria two years ago, were preparing to hold a candlelight church vigil for him in Houston on Tuesday when they received shattering news: James Foley, an American...
  • US troops entered Syria in failed attempt to free Foley, others

    WASHINGTON Several dozen U.S. special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several Americans held by the Islamic State, including journalist James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, senior...
  • Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to...
  • With Obama a recluse on holiday, tourists make do with 'Obamaritas'

    With Obama a recluse on holiday, tourists make do with 'Obamaritas'
    Against a backdrop of white boats bobbing in the harbor, summer visitors with windswept hair order scoops of Mad Martha's Ice Cream, and if they'd hoped U.S. President Barack Obama, vacationing nearby, would join them, they dream in vain. "We've all...
  • Rising danger prompted U.S. effort to rescue James Foley, other hostages

    The United States sent a team of special operation forces to Syria this summer to try to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages held by Islamic militants, U.S. officials said Wednesday. "The U.S. government had what we believed was...
  • For Congress: Hastings, Deutch, McGee, Garcia and Wilson

    For Congress: Hastings, Deutch, McGee, Garcia and Wilson
    District 20: Alcee Hastings has seniority, brought funding for projects It has become a familiar theme for a congressional race, particularly in a campaign that features a longtime incumbent and two political newcomers who believe they will be more...
  • Thomas Sowell: Thoughts on Obama, Israel, politics, and spread of Ebola

    Random thoughts on the passing scene: I don't know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being...
  • Danger: Politics Ahead

    Danger: Politics Ahead
    There's an interesting piece on Politico today in which Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell hints at what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate in this fall's election. Here's an excerpt: In an extensive interview here, the typically...
  • In Ferguson, a race to be wrong

    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about...
  • Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide

     Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide
    Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Mo., crisis. Too timid, they say. Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic: "Feel like he is utterly exhausted. Actually feel bad for him. Not...