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  • White House says Syria attack violated international norms

    White House says Syria attack violated international norms
    WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday called a reported chemical attack outside Damascus a breach of international norms,  but would not discuss whether the Obama administration believed it had legal authority to launch a retaliatory...
  • Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack

    Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack
    WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to...
  • Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike

    Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike
    WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...
  • On Syria, Congress should have a say

    American journalists of an Anglophilic bent often complain that debates in Britain's House of Commons put those in the U.S. Congress to shame. Actually, the Commons often showcases its own form of superficiality, as in the Kabuki theater of Prime...
  • Brazil postpones state visit to U.S. over Snowden spying leaks

    WASHINGTON -- A state visit to the U.S. by the president of Brazil was put on hold Tuesday in the latest diplomatic fallout from leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about U.S. spying tactics. Documents leaked by Snowden...
  • First Amendment clause-trophobia

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a...
  • U.S. concerned about reports of excessive force in Turkey

    U.S. concerned about reports of excessive force in Turkey
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials have “serious concerns” about reports of excessive force by Turkish police against protesters, the White House said Monday, as a country lauded as a model for democracy in the Muslim world faces its most violent...
  • Obama targets 'patent trolls' in bid to protect tech innovation

    Obama targets 'patent trolls' in bid to protect tech innovation
    WASHINGTON -- Taking aim at so-called patent trolls that use the threat of lawsuits to obtain licensing fees, President Obama issued executive orders to crack down on abuses and called on Congress to take tougher steps to protect innovative high-tech...
  • Obama allies join in criticism of healthcare website

    Obama allies join in criticism of healthcare website
    WASHINGTON — The rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act again came under sharp criticism Wednesday, three weeks into the launch, but this time some of the loudest voices were among top Democrats, including President Obama's closest allies....
  • Foe blasts Durbin for using disputed insult in fundraising pitch

    Foe blasts Durbin for using disputed insult in fundraising pitch
    The White House said Thursday that Sen. Dick Durbin’s account of a Republican insult of President Barack Obama was an inaccurate “misunderstanding,” and an opponent of the senator criticized him for including the “discredited...
  • White House blames 'miscommunication' for Durbin's GOP insult story

    White House blames 'miscommunication' for Durbin's GOP insult story
    WASHINGTON -- The White House has denied as untrue a claim by the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat that an unnamed House Republican leader insulted President Obama in a recent meeting, calling it the result of a “miscommunication”...