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Obama confronts Bush legacy over CIA report

Obama confronts Bush legacy over CIA report

For President Barack Obama, the long-delayed release of a scathing Senate report on harsh CIA interrogations underscores the degree to which the legacy of George W. Bush’s national security policies…

Obama pares down list for new defense secretary

Obama pares down list for new defense secretary

President Barack Obama is weighing a slimmed-down list of candidates to become his next defense secretary, as top contenders pull their names from consideration for what is typically a highly…

Hagel’s ouster leaves a big mess behind

Hagel’s ouster leaves a big mess behind

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particularly tough time for U.S. foreign and defense policy, with one war ending, another just beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the…

Obama’s bumpy road on immigration orders

Obama’s bumpy road on immigration orders

President Barack Obama’s sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue that has at times put the White House at odds with…

Thaw in relations with North Korea? Maybe, maybe not

Thaw in relations with North Korea? Maybe, maybe not

President Barack Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret talks to free two American prisoners were not the…

Obama strikes defiant tone, says he is optimistic

Obama strikes defiant tone, says he is optimistic

For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again. A…

Obama, commanders, nations meet on Syria, Iraq fight

Obama, commanders, nations meet on Syria, Iraq fight

President Barack Obama and his military commanders will meet Tuesday with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and…

Any Obama allies left out there? Anyone?

Any Obama allies left out there?  Anyone?

President Barack Obama is finding himself with few friends in Washington. His former Pentagon chief is criticizing his foreign policy. Longtime political advisers are questioning his campaign strategy. And Democrats…

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

President Barack Obama’s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But…

For Obama, air strikes bring rare coalition victory

For Obama, air strikes bring rare coalition victory

For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a…

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