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Obama playing coy about naming new AG

Obama playing coy about naming new AG

Could the White House be hinting at when President Barack Obama might nominate a new attorney general? The White House won’t give away Obama’s timeline. But press secretary Josh Earnest…

Eric Holder stepping down as U.S. Attorney General

Eric Holder stepping down as U.S. Attorney General

It wasn’t difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.…

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…

Expect more votes from Congress on Syria

Expect more votes from Congress on Syria

As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama’s Mideast war strategy isn’t in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and…

More questions than answers on Obama’s policies

More questions than answers on Obama’s policies

President Barack Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside…

Congress gives Obama authority to help Syrian rebels

Congress gives Obama authority to help Syrian rebels

Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after…

Nervous Congress set to approve Mideast military actions

Nervous Congress set to approve Mideast military actions

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.…

Still looking for coalition to fight Islamic extremists

Still looking for coalition to fight Islamic extremists

The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. White…

Obama condemns latest beheading in Syria

Obama condemns latest beheading in Syria

President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a “barbaric murder” the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and…

Will Obama bypass Congress to wage war?

Will Obama bypass Congress to wage war?

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush’s administration from taking military action against…