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Op-Ed: Obama's bombing of IS in Syria likely violates international law

Washington - The Obama administration has explained why it thinks it has the legal authority to bomb IS in Iraq and Syria although many doubt whether the justifications are sound. No justification has yet been been given for the attacks under international law,.

Op-Ed: Australia busts up ISIS beheading plot

Sydney - Australian police say they broke up a plot by ISIS terrorists to randomly execute a victim. More than 800 police raided houses and vehicles in Sydney and Brisbane.

28 pages of 9/11 report about foreign involvement still secret

Washington - In 2002 a report was issued that gave details of support for the hijackers behind the 2001 attacks. Twelve years later the pages dealing with the support still remain classified in spite of many promises to have them released.

Op-Ed: The Islamic State — Obama follows W’s lead

New York - There is a residual anti-”Christian West" dimension to the “Muslim” narrative in many parts of the world, including among a great many Muslims enjoying the “freedoms” and social benefits guaranteed residents in Western “democratic” lands.

Op-Ed: Obama may be contemplating intervention in Libya

Tripoli - In Obama's recent announcement of the expansion of attacks against the Islamic State in Iraq and also into Syria, he also spoke of the need for vigiliance in northern Africa.

Op-Ed: AUMF used by Obama to justify expanded Islamic State attacks

Washington - In his speech on September 10, Obama claimed he already had authorization for an expanded war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. However, he is also anxious that Congress provide him resources for his project.

Op-Ed: Syria warns unauthorized foreign attacks are acts of aggression

Damascus - Ali Haidar, a Syrian government minister, warned that any action in Syria such as the bombing contemplated by president Obama against the Islamic State needs the approval of the Syrian government.

Feds offer $100 million in aid for California quake damage

Napa - U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Thursday that California was eligible for federal disaster funds to help pay for damage from last month's earthquake

Op-Ed: On 9/11, America creating more potential 9/11s

Each year on the anniversary of the worst (received) terrorist attack in our nation's history, Americans fear a new 9/11. But as is too often the case, America is once again acting in a manner that's likely to foment more, not less, anti-American terror.

Obama remembers 9/11 as he sizes up new Mideast war

Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday warned Americans "do not give in to fear" as he marked the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, hours after summoning his weary nation to a new war on Islamic extremism.

Saudis offers to train Syrian opposition; needs Congressional OK

Washington - President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the State Floor of the White House on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Obama said the U.S. will destroy ISIL militants and ordered airstrikes in Iraq and, for the first time, in Syria.

What will the U.S.-led war against jihadists look like?

Washington - President Barack Obama's vow to take the fight to jihadists in Syria and Iraq will expand a U.S.-led air war already underway and likely require deploying more special forces to help local troops.

Op-Ed: Obama morphs into Oval Office cowboy on Middle East

Washington - Tuesday, Obama told America’s elected congressional leaders that he already has the "authority he needs to take action" against the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).

Kaiser poll: Approval of Affordable Care Act falls to 35 percent

Washington - While the American people are focused on a new Iraq conflict involving U.S. forces and an open Southern border that some say beckons Islamic State terrorists to enter the country, public approval of ObamaCare has steadily declined over the summer.

Obama eying Syria strikes ahead of big Islamic State speech

Washington - President Barack Obama is said to be ready to tell Americans on Wednesday that he is prepared to expand air strikes on the Islamic State into Syria, as he steels them for a long fight against the jihadists.

Op-Ed: Fox News host owes Obama apology for blame in Ray Rice incident

New York - During its Monday episode of the Fox News show "Outnumbered," co-host Andrea Tantaros crossed the line on criticism of President Barack Obama. Tantaros essentially blamed Obama for Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice for punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer

Op-Ed: U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq will be an army of contractors

Baghdad - Obama wants to avoid having many boots on the ground in Iraq. However, he does not count special forces and advisers as boots on the ground nor will he count the thousands of private military contractors as such either.

Op-Ed: Mitt Romney makes talk show rounds on election ambitions

Washington - The strange odyssey of Mitt Romney continues as he books on Sunday talk show appearance after another. Today the odyssey continued on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace to insist that he is not running again for President of the United States.

Obama addressing nation on his plans to defeat the ISIL threat

Washington - President Barack Obama was interviewed by Chuck Todd in his first show as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press." Obama said "we are going to be able to not just blunt the momentum of ISIL, but we are going to systematically degrade their capabilities."

Obama to speak Wednesday on Islamic State strategy

Washington - US President Barack Obama says he will make a speech Wednesday to lay out his "game plan" to deal with and ultimately defeat Islamic State militants, but warned he was not going to wage another ground war in Iraq.

Gallup poll: Pres. Obama approval drops to 38%

Washington - Pres. Obama’s approval rating matched an all-time low of 38 percent in yesterday's Gallup Daily Tracking Poll. Meanwhile, Democratic Senate candidates hurt by Mr. Obama's consistently low approval ratings are struggling in campaigns across the country.

Op-Ed: Obama style in contrast with Bush's shoot-from-hip foreign policy

Washington - In 2003, President George W. Bush's strategy was clear on how to deal with Iraq and his enemy, Saddam Hussein. Bush was known for his unwavering strategies and what was needed to overthrow Hussein. Ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Islamic State shifts war plan, US at 'tipping point'

Washington - Signs the United States may strike Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the post-Iraq era.

Op-Ed: Obama moves to stop militarization of cops and deputies

With it no longer possible to ignore the income disparities in the United States, President Barack Obama is taking action to make sure the rich are not using cops to keep the middle class and mainstream down.

Op-Ed: Obama had tried to rescue photojournalist Foley

Washington D.c. - It was clear there was something even more somber than usual when President Barack Obama talked of the slaughter of photojournalist James Foley, calling him a friend. Obama had sent special forces to try to rescue him, sources are reporting.

Op-Ed: Meaningless marijuana test in St. Louis racial violence

Ferguson - Authorities in St. Louis are getting publicity for a report that the 18-year-old black killed by a white cop had marijuana in his system. Once a claim becomes a “scoop,” the rules of fact checking do not apply.

Amnesty details U.S. murder, torture, war crimes under Obama

A scathing new report from Amnesty International details how the U.S. military has systematically ignored and covered up the torture and killing of innocent civilians committed by its forces in Afghanistan.

Op-Ed: International successes pile up for President Obama on vacation

Edgartown - President Barack Obama is on vacation at Martha's Vineyard, but the international successes are piling up. The rescue mission of civilians on Iraq's Mount Sinjar is being touted as an accomplished mission. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki steps aside.

Op-Ed: Obama accomplishes two missions; Iraq's Mount Sinjar, PM resigns

Edgartown - President Barack Obama held a press briefing today in Edgartown, Massachusetts, that was initially announced as an update on the Ferguson, Missouri situation. Instead, Obama led with a discussion of the successful rescue of thousands of Iraqi civilians.

Op-Ed: Have Iraq's 'devil worshippers' pulled off new Great Escape

Sinjar - Teams of U.S. forces landed on Mount 4,448-foot Sinjar in Iraq in a sort of a modern day Moses-like mission to rescue thousands of non-Muslims considered devil worshippers.
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