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Will Obama’s successor inherit his Mideast problems?

Will Obama’s successor inherit his Mideast problems?

Seeking war power authority for three years, President Barack Obama is setting up the prospect that his successor will become the third American president in a row overseeing U.S. military…

Obama still looking for a supporter of military force

Obama still looking for a supporter of military force

One day after President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation backing the use of military force against Islamic State militants, he’s still searching for his first outright supporter for the measure.…

In 2016, Joe? Joe who?

In 2016, Joe? Joe who?

When Vice President Joe Biden steps off of Air Force Two in Iowa, there will be no shortage of speculation about his political future. It’s Iowa, after all — the…

Hillary Clinton’s aides get into public spat

Hillary Clinton’s aides get into public spat

The ugly public spat was, perhaps, inevitable. With Hillary Rodham Clinton more or less the only game in town for Democratic talent seeking a piece of the 2016 presidential race,…

Obama asks for authority for military force against ISIS

Obama asks for authority for military force against ISIS

President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to “show the world we are united in our resolve” to defeat militants…

Obama plays both sides on ground troops question

Obama plays both sides on ground troops question

A model of ambiguity, the White House isn’t saying it favors a role for U.S. ground forces in combatting Islamic State terrorists. But it isn’t saying it opposes one, either.…

IS continues to attract more extremist recruits

IS continues to attract more extremist recruits

The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups, including at least…

Did Obama lie about opposing gay marriage?

Did Obama lie about opposing gay marriage?

President Barack Obama is disputing a longtime aide’s view that Obama feigned opposition to gay marriage, compromising his true beliefs out of concern it could hurt him with voters. Former…

Drop in reports of sexual assaults at military academies

Drop in reports of sexual assaults at military academies

The number of reported sexual assaults involving students at three military service academies went down in the most recent school year, capping a year that saw the military continue to…

NBC suspends news anchor Brian Williams for six months

NBC suspends news anchor Brian Williams for six months

NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the…