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  • Team Obama: World Police

    Team Obama: World Police
    If there existed any remaining doubt that Barack Obama has completed his conversion from an anti-Iraq war candidate to a presidential hawk, it was eviserated this weekend when the United States launched a series of military strikes on Libya.  The...
  • Libya's only a part of Mideast equation

    The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe. But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...
  • Gates had 'reservations' about Bin Laden raid, hails 'gutsy' Obama

    Gates had 'reservations' about Bin Laden raid, hails 'gutsy' Obama
    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called the raid against Osama bin Laden a "gutsy call" -- "one of the most courageous" he's seen a president make -- because the U.S. had only circumstantial evidence indicating the Al Qaeda leader was at the compound...
  • Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary

    Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary
    President Obama on Thursday joined the growing chorus of top U.S. officials calling on a Florida pastor to abandon his plans to stage a Koran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "This is a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda," Obama...
  • Strategy session: Obama meets with national security team on Afghanistan, Pakistan

    Strategy session: Obama meets with national security team on Afghanistan, Pakistan
    President Obama and his senior national security advisors convened Monday to discuss Afghanistan and Pakistan, as the administration wrestles with questions about strategy in the region and what role American troops should play there. The president's...
  • Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'

    Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'
    President Obama thanked the intelligence community Friday for its role in the successful raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, saying it made the "critical difference" in the "most significant victory yet in our war to defeat Al Qaeda." On a visit to...
  • WH: Gates retirement plans 'not a surprise'

     
    by Jim Tankersley MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc. -- President Obama is not surprised at reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates may step down next year, a White House spokesman said Monday. Shortly before Obama took the stage to tout economic stimulus......
  • GOP's John Boehner speaks to vets on Iraq, the Afghan war, economy -- with some praise for Obama

     
    Text of House Republican Leader's speech in advance of the Democrat's Oval Office address tonight....
  • Injunction sought to ban defense agencies from enforcing 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

     
    A week after a federal judge in Riverside declared the U.S. government’s ban on gays serving openly in the military unconstitutional, attorneys for the Republican organization that filed the lawsuit asked the court to permanently and immediately ban...
  • Staff Sgt. Robert Miller: The story of the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient

     
    Robert Miller joins only some 3,400 recipients of the country's highest military honor in its history....
  • Gainesville pastor who threatened to burn Muslim holy book picks up free car

     
    Via The Associated Press: SOUTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (AP) — A Florida pastor who drew international criticism by threatening to burn a copy of the Quran will pick up his unlikely reward — a free car — today from a New Jersey car dealer...