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  • Obama says coalition lacks 'complete strategy' to train Iraqis for battle

    Obama says coalition lacks 'complete strategy' to train Iraqis for battle
    President Obama acknowledged Monday that the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants lacked a “complete strategy” for training and equipping Iraqi forces at the forefront of the battle, sparking concern about the viability of a...
  • White House lobbies California Republicans on trade

    WASHINGTON A feverish White House trade pitch is relying on support from California Republicans, in a cross-party lobbying campaign that reaches beyond Capitol Hill. With a showdown congressional vote fast approaching, the Obama administration's touch...
  • New advisers to Iraq aimed at energizing a flagging US strategy

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's decision Wednesday to send more U.S. military personnel to Iraq is merely a mid-course adjustment to an effort that has failed to blunt the Islamic State's onslaught and does not represent a new U.S. strategy. "This is...
  • Gary Olson: Don't expect Clinton, GOP candidates to work for social justice

    Gary Olson: Don't expect Clinton, GOP candidates to work for social justice
    My car's bumper sticker reads "I'm ready for Oligarchy: the choice is clear. There is none." It's a truism that under our system, no one can be nominated or can win the presidency who isn't a shill for the billionaire class. Hillary Clinton, the...
  • Perks and pitfalls of running from the Senate to the White House

    WASHINGTON There's an old adage that when a senator looks in the mirror, he or she sees a future president. Now, five current senators are hoping to turn their reflections into reality and win the White House in 2016. Being a sitting senator has its...
  • Obama administration nearing decision on improving Iraqi training

    Obama administration nearing decision on improving Iraqi training
    The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of setting up new training camps in Anbar Province, U.S....
  • First lady notes personal struggles in Chicago graduation

    First lady Michelle Obama drew on her hometown connections and personal struggles from college and the White House Tuesday during a Chicago high school graduation speech to the classmates of an honor student gunned down in 2013 near the Obama family home....
  • Administration nearing decision on improving Iraqi training

    The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of setting up new training camps in Anbar Province, U.S....
  • Bomb threat: White House briefing room briefly evacuated

    Secret Service agents interrupted a live, televised White House press briefing Tuesday to evacuate journalists after a bomb threat was called in to police. No bomb was found, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was in the Oval Office and...
  • Obama said to consider more US troops to train Iraqi forces

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon is preparing recommendations to send hundreds more U.S. troops to Iraq to speed training of the country's military forces in response to a request from the White House, two U.S. officials said. Options include sending 500 to 1,500...
  • Opinion: Obama administration's promise on transparency falls short

    As a candidate for the presidency, Barack Obama promised that his would be the most transparent administration in history. It's a mantra he repeats from time to time, as if he hopes that saying it often enough will make it true. It's laughably false, of...