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  • Hagel dismisses reports he resigned over differences with Obama

    Hagel dismisses reports he resigned over differences with Obama
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday his resignation last week was not prompted by "major differences" with President Barack Obama, pushing back against statements that he had been fired or quit due to White House micromanagement. Hagel,...
  • Obama faces vile insults like no other president has

    Obama faces vile insults like no other president has
    I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq
    The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday. Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in ...
  • Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home

    Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home
    A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday. "Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a...
  • Obama signs order expanding U.S. combat role in Afghanistan

    Obama signs order expanding U.S. combat role in Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...
  • Two female suicide bombers kill more than 40 at Nigerian market

    Two female suicide bombers kill more than 40 at Nigerian market
    Two teenage girls wearing suicide belts blew themselves up in a market in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing more than 40 people, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of horrific attacks in Nigeria for which Islamist militants are blamed....
  • Costs soar in war against Islamic State

    Costs soar in war against Islamic State
    The cost of the fight against the Islamic State continues to mount. The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel may be one of them, but I want to focus on the dollars and sense, and by the latter I mean explaining more about what we are doing....
  • Thou shalt not mess with the monument

    Thou shalt not mess with the monument
    The War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, opened in 1950, was meant to honor the men and women who served in the nation's wars. A large compass on the lobby floor points to 20 battle arenas of World War II. A bronze plaque lists the names of local...
  • Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart have sights set high at state

    Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart have sights set high at state
    While only two local schools remain, prospects for success are still relatively high for the Flintridge Prep and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy cross-country programs heading into Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park....
  • Boys' Soccer Preview: La Cañada's depth might be key to winning Rio Hondo League title

    Boys' Soccer Preview: La Cañada's depth might be key to winning Rio Hondo League title
    In a concentrated effort to return to the top of the Rio Hondo League and go far in the postseason, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team will look to carry more depth and versatility. In recent seasons, the Spartans have carried 18-20 players....