President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria before heading to the United Nations
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 23, 2014

Obama: US-Arab Strikes Show Unity Against Militants

President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone.''


September 17, 2014

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.


Douglas McAuthur McCain, in a March 2008 photo by the Hennepin County, MN Sheriff's Office.
(AP Photo/Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office)
August 27, 2014

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died.  The National Security Council has not said whether or not Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL.)


Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.
(Charlie Riedel/AP)
August 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.


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