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Obama Promises “Targeted And Precise” Response In Iraq

President Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise military action" in Iraq, if necessary. In a White House news briefing today, the President said he is poised to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help curb a growing militant insurgency

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Obama Updates Congressional Leaders On Iraq

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday

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Americans Are Opposed to Sending U.S. Troops Back to Iraq to Deal with Crisis

 

President Obama is still weighing a possible military response to the crisis in Iraq, as the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has taken over several cities in the Sunni heartland since last week. But

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Presidnet Obama, appearing in Pittsburgh, answers questions about arrest of Benghazi suspect.  Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Presidnet Obama, appearing in Pittsburgh, answers questions about arrest of Benghazi suspect. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Benghazi Suspect To Face Trial In U.S.

A Libyan militant is facing trial in the United States in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

President Barack Obama says Ahmed Abu Khattala will face ``the full weight of the American justice system

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Obama On Iraq Insurgency: “We Can’t do It For Them”

President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

He says, quote, ``We can't do it for them

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Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Obama: U.S. Studying All Options In Iraq

President Obama says U.S. officials are looking at all options on Iraq, which may be headed for a bloody civil war. In comments at the White House, Obama said some short-term military options may be necessary, including U

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Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Obama Praises D-Day Allied Troops

``These men waged war so that we might know peace.''

That's what President Barack Obama said today of the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy 70 years ago today.

More than 160-thousand allied troops landed on the French coastline in 1944

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Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

White House: 60,000 Undocumented Minors In U-S

President Obama is putting together a group to handle America's growing influx of children who are entering the U.S. illegally and without family members to support them for the journey.

In a memo from the White House, the President calls the situation an "urgent humanitarian situation

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Veterans Affairs Audit Prompts Secretary’s Resignation

A Veterans Affairs audit cites a failure of VA leadership for widespread problems with the health care system for veterans and the apparent cover-up of scheduling delays.

The audit concludes that VA schedulers were pressured to use bad practices to make waiting times for medical appointments look more favorable

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Julian Castro / photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Julian Castro Named Sec. Of Housing and Urban Development

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is getting President Obama's nod to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  He'll replace Shaun Donovan, who will become Obama's new budget director

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