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President’s Vacation Time On Par With Other Americans
President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.
Still, his decision to continue with a two-week holiday in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and play hours of golf amid major fo…
Obama Calls For Calm Following Missouri Shooting
President Obama is calling for calm and healing in a St. Louis suburb rocked by the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.
Speaking after four nights of clashes between police and protesters, Obama remarked that there's never an excuse for violence against police or for…
Obama: U.S. Aircraft Positioned To Strike In Northern Iraq
President Obama says U.S. aircraft are positioned to strike any ISIS forces that threaten Erbil in Northern Iraq.
In a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Obama said some of the Iraqis who were trapped by ISIS fighters on Mount Sinjar have been able to escape their situation...
Sen. Warren: Iraq Solution Must Be Negotiated
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the country doesn't want another war in Iraq.
Warren made her comments to reporters at the Statehouse Friday as the U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis...
U.S Aircraft Targeting ISIS Artillery Sites
Iraqis are welcoming the U.S. airlift of emergency aid to thousands of people who fled to the mountains to escape Islamic extremists.
And now, for the first time, U.S. forces are directly targeting the extremist Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq...
President Authorizes Air Strikes In Iraq
President Obama is authorizing targeted U.S. airstrikes if necessary in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq.
Addressing the nation from the White House, the President said he also ordered humanitarian airdrops to help thousands of Iraqis who are stranded atop a mountain...
Obama Admits U.S. Tortured Prisoners After 9-11
President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, ``we tortured some folks.''
Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques...
Obama: Downing Of Malaysian Airliner An “Outrage”
President Obama is calling the downing of a Malaysian airliner an "outrage of unspeakable proportions." Nearly 300 people were killed when the jetliner crashed yesterday in eastern Ukraine. In a statement at the White House, Obama cited evidence that the plane was brought down by a…

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