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Democrats fear Obama amnesty plan

WASHINGTON -- Panicked Democrats locked in tight midterm races as the party tries desperately to hold onto control of the Senate fear President Obama's anticipated executive amnesty for about 5 million illegal immigrants may doom their re-election ca ...

US will wait until ISIL becomes a direct threat

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) -- Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in ...

GAO: Obama administration broke law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

The Department of Defense violated U.S. law in swapping five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a review by the Government Accountability Office found. Back in June, Republican members of the Senate Appropriations Committee sent a lett ...

Obama admin reveals effort to rescue James Foley

New details are emerging of the months ahead of this week's grisly execution of journalist James Foley, including a failed rescue attempt and a demand for millions in ransom from his captors. The Department of Defense revealed Wednesday it had staged ...

Obama: US will continue to confront Islamic State

[caption id="attachment_33005" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in ...

The Bias of Eric Holder

[caption id="attachment_33565" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story. As ...

Holder and Jarrett called over 1,000 civil rights leaders

WASHINGTON -- White House and Justice Department officials on Monday held two conference calls on the crisis in Ferguson with a total of 1,050 African-American and civil rights leaders around the country. The calls, made by Attorney General Eric Hold ...

Obama dispatches Holder to Ferguson

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating ...

Obama takes a break from vacation to return to work

[caption id="attachment_23612" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is getting off the island. In a rare move for him, the president took a break in the middle of his Martha's Vineyard v ...

Obama administration dithers while Islamic threats grow

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which milita ...


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