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  • Obama's underlying problem on foreign policy

    Obama's underlying problem on foreign policy
    President Barack Obama who Wednesday at West Point offered a recalibration of his foreign policy has made no catastrophic missteps in his conduct of foreign policy over his term-and-a-half in office. (Yes, I know Benghazi. Thank you.) The Middle East...
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  • Syrian militants claim American carried out suicide attack in Syria

    Syrian militants claim American carried out suicide attack in Syria
    An American citizen linked to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in Syria carried out a suicide bombing Sunday, the militants said in a statement, adding to fears that Americans might be joining the ranks of the extremists there in increasing numbers. The...
  • Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal

    Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal
    After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction...
  • Board revokes license of Newport News pain doctor

    Board revokes license of Newport News pain doctor
    RICHMOND — After eight hours of public testimony at a formal hearing Wednesday, a five-member panel of the Virginia Board of Medicine deliberated for one hour in closed session before issuing its unanimous decision to revoke the license of Dr. Roger...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport high school roundup: Grafton's softball win all but ensures York of BRD crown; Jamestown's Reynolds pitches no-hitter

    Softball: Grafton earned an 8-1 home triumph against New Kent, virtually ensuring that York (14-2) will capture the outright Bay Rivers District championship. Hannah Olson batted 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles for the Clippers (14-4). ... Arianna...
  • Obama's Time-Limited Foreign Policy Flaw

    President Barack Obama's measured defense of his foreign policy at West Point on Wednesday made many cogent points to rebut critics. Unfortunately, the speech also showed that he hasn't digested some of the crucial lessons of his presidency. Obama...
  • Obama's conservative foreign policy

     Obama's conservative foreign policy
    Conservatives generally agree on a few propositions. The federal government should avoid spending money unnecessarily. It shouldn't exceed its basic constitutional duties. It should encourage self-reliance rather than dependency. It should accept that...
  • Friday's multi-sport high school roundup: York girls claim 3A East tennis title over Lafayette

    Girls tennis: Group 3A East: In a matchup of programs savoring their first trips to the state team tournament, York captured the Group 3A East regional championship with a 5-1 victory over Lafayette inside Centre Court Racquet Club. The Falcons...
  • VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease

    President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year. Two hours later, Obama...
  • U.S. to reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end

    U.S. to  reduce troop level in Afghanistan to 9,800 by year's end
    President Obama's plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to fewer than 10,000 by year's end seeks to balance fear that a speedier withdrawal would push Afghan forces to collapse against his desire to end more than a decade of war. The...