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Obama says GOP role in government shutdown ‘encouraged’ America’s enemies’

Obama says GOP role in government shutdown ‘encouraged’ America’s enemies’

In withering day-after criticism, President Barack Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that “encouraged our enemies” around the world. Elsewhere in Washington, and…

Budget fight a crash course on how Congress fails to function

Budget fight a crash course on how Congress fails to function

If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new health care law’s sales tax on…

Turn out the lights America. The party is long gone

Turn out the lights America.  The party is long gone

More than a few political pundits nowadays are bemoaning the obvious fact that America’s President Barack Obama just can’t seem to to anything right nowadays. Which makes some of us…

Divided vote in Senate over Obama’s war plans; More trouble in House?

Divided vote in Senate over Obama’s war plans; More trouble in House?

A Senate panel’s deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief’s challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and…

Senate Republicans divided over Syria

Senate Republicans divided over Syria

President Barack Obama’s proposal to bomb Syria is dividing both political parties as they cope with Iraq war weariness and, in the GOP, the rise of libertarian sentiment. The dilemma…

What convinced Obama to finally ask Congress for permission to do something?

What convinced Obama to finally ask Congress for permission to do something?

After putting a decision to launch military strikes on Syria into the hands of Congress, President Barack Obama is doing what his critics have long accused him of failing to…

Republican Senators want details on Obama’s determination to strike Syria

Two Republican foreign policy hawks say President Barack Obama must make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad‘s Syria if he wants to win congressional backing for the operation. Sen.…

Obama to McCain: ‘Hey John, I need your help’

Obama to McCain: ‘Hey John, I need your help’

President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress’ most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a…

Debate on Syria gets louder with more questions raised

Debate on Syria gets louder with more questions raised

The debate is on as congressional lawmakers begin considering President Barack Obama’s request that they authorize a military strike on Syria to punish the Assad regime for an alleged chemical…

Ted Cruz: Canadian citizenship? What Canadian citizenship?

Sen. Ted Cruz, seemingly eyeing a presidential run in 2016, calls his renunciation of Canadian citizenship no big deal, even though questions about candidates’ birthplaces have flared in recent elections.…