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  • Iraq's turmoil continues to plague Obama

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama proudly embraces a foreign policy that, after a decade of war, includes a resistance to military action in hotspots around the globe. That reluctance was no more apparent than in Iraq, where thousands of American died in...
  • Iraq redux: Around the country a chorus of troubled voices

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration's lethal return to Iraq will test a public resolve depleted by the past decade of war. Interviews, instant polling and the social media fire hose following the U.S. airstrikes Friday revealed deep ambivalence in a...
  • When is it genocide? US interests help decide

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has said the U.S. military intervention in Iraq this week is motivated in part by an urgent need to stop genocide of the Yazidi, members of an obscure religious sect who are stranded on a mountain in Iraq, dying of thirst...
  • Court rulings add urgency to state exchange decisions

    WASHINGTON As states ready their health insurance exchanges for a second open enrollment season in November, many have more to worry about than the computer glitches that plagued them last year. Last month's federal appeals court ruling that said...
  • Boehner's troubles with House conservatives may only get worse

    FOND DU LAC Wis. (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he...
  • Hillary gets criticism from right and left on break with Obama

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton isn't running for president yet, but she's already learning that it's not easy running away from her former boss, even if he's unpopular. After spending a year and a half praising Barack Obama, the former secretary of state...
  • U.S. EPA sends 2014 biofuel targets to White House for review

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent its final targets for 2014 biofuel use to the White House as the long-delayed rule enters its last round of review before public release. The Obama administration will now...
  • As Obama's vacation ends, criticism does not

    EDGARTOWN Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Barack Obama discovered over the past two weeks, presidents can run into trouble when their playtime is perceived as detached from the concerns of Americans. Obama returns to Washington on Sunday faced with...
  • State asked to approve Exelon, Pepco merger

    State asked to approve Exelon, Pepco merger
    Exelon, the parent of Baltimore Gas & Electric, filed its application Tuesday with the state to acquire Pepco Holdings, a move company officials say will improve service and boost the economies of Pepco's service areas in and around Washington, D.C.,...
  • Islamic State posts video of beheading of US journalist, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State posted a video Wednesday showing the beheading of an American photojournalist, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama...
  • After prison stint, former Providence, R.I., mayor eyes comeback

    PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) - The man who ran Providence, Rhode Island, for 22 of the past 50 years is convinced that his hometown needs him again and isn't going to let a little thing like the five years he spent in prison on a racketeering conviction...