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  • Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]

    Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]
    The strategy President Barack Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country off "a...
  • Michael Smerconish: Congress needs to take a stand on Islamic State fight

    While President Barack Obama made a convincing case for military intervention against the Islamic State last week, there's something else that should occur before the United States again pursues a strategy of war: It's time for Congress to have an up-or-...
  • Long quest for Gettysburg hero's Medal of Honor finally reached

    DELAFIELD, Wis. Margaret Zerwekh can't remember when she started her crusade, but it was some time in the 1980s. When Zerwekh moved in 1967 to a home built as a grist mill on land that had once been home to the Cushings, the amateur historian wanted to...
  • Obama to send 3,000 US military to Africa to help against Ebola

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama plans to dispatch 3,000 U.S. military personnel to Africa as part of a major U.S. boost to counter the outbreak of Ebola as world health agencies warn that there aren't enough medical personnel willing to work there to...
  • Obama has bipartisan support against Islamic State, still faces doubts

    President Obama and his advisors appear to have convinced Americans that the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria are a threat to the U.S. This week he'll try to prove he's capable of taking them on. In laying out a plan to use U.S....
  • Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

    PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both...
  • US hits Islamic State south of Baghdad in first strike under new Obama orders

    WASHINGTON The United States bombed an Islamic State position southwest of Baghdad on Monday in what the U.S. Central Command said was the first airstrike undertaken under expanded rules of engagement President Barack Obama outlined in a speech last week....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...