Reversal on Syria raises questions on Obama’s credibility

Reversal on Syria raises questions on Obama’s credibility

For more than a week, the White House had been barreling toward imminent military action against Syria. But President Barack Obama’s abrupt decision to instead ask Congress for permission left him with a high-risk gamble that could devastate his credibility if no action is ultimately taken in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack that […]

A DOJ move to legalize marijuana?

A DOJ move to legalize marijuana?

For generations, pot crusaders have called for an end to the nation’s prohibition of marijuana, citing everything from what they say are the government’s exaggerated claims about its dangers to the racial disparities in who gets busted for drug possession. Now, they will get their chance in Colorado and Washington state to show that legalizing […]

Economy no longer top campaign issue

Economy no longer top campaign issue

President Barack Obama still calls shoring up the middle class his “No. 1 priority,” but recent events overseas and at home are overshadowing the U.S. economy as a political issue. The civil war in Syria and alleged use by Damascus of chemical weapons, political turmoil in Egypt and revelations about the extent of the National […]

Remembering a landmark day

Remembering a landmark day

For many among the tens of thousands of Americans who thronged to the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, President Barack Obama’s challenge to seize the cause of racial equality from the “glorious patriots” of the tumultuous 1960s struck a deep generational chord. Standing on hallowed ground for the […]

First woman to run AF academy

First woman to run AF academy

Years before she became the first woman to lead the Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson was at the controls of jet-powered transport planes, and in her 20s, she often commanded aircraft crews that included men old enough to be her father. “That opens a lot of doors,” she said. Johnson, who became superintendent […]

Laying groundwork for Syria strike

Laying groundwork for Syria strike

The Obama administration is laying the groundwork for potential military action in Syria in the coming days, with intelligence agencies readying additional evidence about last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack and high-ranking U.S. officials declaring there was “no doubt” that Bashar Assad‘s government was to blame. Administration officials also said Assad’s actions posed a direct […]