Not much progress on Obama’s anti-IS strategy

"Ultimately this war against (the Islamic State group) is not really going to be successful"

Not much progress on Obama’s anti-IS strategy

U.S. military and intelligence officials are voicing increasing pessimism about a key tenet of the Obama administration’s strategy to dislodge the Islamic State group and stabilize Iraq. They say they are seeing little sign of any political accommodation between the country’s Shiite-led government and an alienated Sunni population from which the extremist force is drawing […]

Will racist video spark change on Oklahoma campus?

"Just the students coming together has been a positive for me," said Alexis Hall, a 20-year-old junior from Houston.

Will racist video spark change on Oklahoma campus?

A video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members engaging in a racist chant outraged and angered students across the campus, but its release also has sparked a dialogue that many students hope will lead to positive changes at the school. Protests and rallies have been held every day on the campus in Norman since the […]

Two police officers shot in Ferguson, MO

After the shooting, officers with guns and in riot gear circled the station, and more than a dozen squad cars blocked the street.

Two police officers shot in Ferguson, MO

Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city’s police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face […]

Hillary Clinton’s email problem will not go away

Some Democrats fretted that she had yet to put the issue to rest.

Hillary Clinton’s email problem will not go away

Trying to get the rollout of her presidential campaign back on track, Hillary Rodham Clinton says she should have used a government email address while working as the nation’s top diplomat — an admission that sought to quell a political furor some Democratic allies say she could no longer avoid. The focus on Clinton’s emails […]

Ferguson city manager latest to go after turmoil

The St. Louis suburb has been beleaguered by unrest since a white police officer fatally shot unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown last summer.

Ferguson city manager latest to go after turmoil

Five people in Ferguson have been fired or resigned under pressure in the week since the release of a Justice Department report alleging racial bias in the city police department and a profit-driven court system. The latest to go was City Manager John Shaw, whose eight-year tenure in the St. Louis County town ended Tuesday […]

Racist chanter apologizes, leaves Oklahoma

Racist chanter apologizes, leaves Oklahoma

A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur issued an apology Tuesday, as did the parents of a second student. In a statement emailed by his father, Parker Rice said the incident that was caught on video was “likely was fueled by alcohol,” but “that’s not […]

More anti-union legislation signed by Scott Walker

President Barack Obama criticized the newly enacted legislation as "anti-worker," calling it the product of a "sustained, coordinated assault on unions led by powerful interests and their allies in government."

More anti-union legislation signed by Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, considered a likely Republican presidential contender, signed a bill into law on Monday allowing private-sector employees to avoid joining unions or paying them dues even when covered by union-negotiated contracts. The measure, approved by the Republican-led state Senate and Assembly over the course of two weeks, takes effect immediately, making Wisconsin […]

Who’s leading polls for President? Don’t ask

Polls show most Americans aren't yet paying enough attention to make the horse race results worth much at all.

Who’s leading polls for President?  Don’t ask

Wondering who’s up and who’s down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again because it’s going to be a long time before the polls will tell us much about who’s likely to be our […]

Local problems put immigration officers at risk

Diminished local cooperation is putting federal immigration officers in dangerous situations as they track down foreign-born criminals.

Local problems put immigration officers at risk

Diminished local cooperation is putting federal immigration officers in dangerous situations as they track down foreign-born criminals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say. They say that more of their officers are out on the streets, eating up resources, because cities and states have passed legislation that limits many of the detention requests issued by immigration […]

Fallout from a racist rant at University of Oklahoma

A top high school recruit de-committed from the university on Monday after seeing the video.

Fallout from a racist rant at University of Oklahoma

A racist chant by several members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity that was caught on video led to outrage from the school’s president and the organization’s banishment from campus, but fallout from the incident appears far from over. President David Boren said an investigation is underway to determine if some of the students could […]

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