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Obama admits U.S. underestimated Muslim extremists

Obama admits U.S. underestimated Muslim extremists

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq’s army to…

Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America

Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America

The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having…

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…