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  • U.S. to Assad: Beware of interfering with U.S. air power in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Syrian military's air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to U.S. air strikes that are expected against Islamic State targets in Syria, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. President Barack Obama's...
  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Washington -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration's new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the...
  • 2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

    2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists
    The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago have been selected to enter the next round of bidding to host President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum, placing sites on the city’s South and West sides in...
  • House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians

    House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians
    Facing skepticism in Congress over a White House request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a revised proposal that beefs up congressional oversight in hopes of winning bipartisan...
  • The NFL scandal shows why you shouldn't get your news from the PR dept.

    The purchase and sale of news reporters by powerful institutions and influential people are hardly a new phenomenon. But like all manifestations of disproportionate wealth, it's been raised to glorious new heights during the early 21st century. Not only...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War veterans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, America's most distinguished honor for heroism in combat, to two soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War, one who survived and one who was killed in action. Obama hung the medal...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides

    Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides
    The poorest Americans, particularly those who are Latino, finally are showing signs of joining in the economic recovery as the nation's poverty rate dropped significantly last year for the first time since 2006. The improving labor market drove the...
  • Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak

    Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak
    President Obama on Tuesday called the Ebola virus an epidemic unlike any the world has seen, and he pledged to ramp up the U.S. response while calling on other countries and charities to join in and act urgently. The virus is “spreading faster and...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • What happens if Republicans win the Senate?

    For most of the year, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would win the six additional U.S. Senate seats they need to oust the Democrats from their majority and take control of Congress. But the outlook has turned murkier in recent weeks. While...
  • New Texas social studies textbooks draw fire during public hearing

    AUSTIN, Texas Too much negative about former President George W. Bush, too much positive about Hillary Rodham Clinton and way too much coverage of Moses. Those were among a long list of complaints from both sides of the political spectrum during an all-...