Politics

Islamic State's Sanctuary in Syria Presents a Dilemma

At the heart of President Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is that they have a nearly untouchable haven in Syria.


White House Condemns Russian Truck Convoy

The Obama administration on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn.


Hamas Gunmen Execute 18 Palestinians in Gaza

Hamas gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders, Reuters reported.


Russia Rolls Trucks Into Ukraine Without Permission

Russia sent more than 130 aid trucks into eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience. Ukraine said the move is aimed to provoke an international incident.


Dems Losing Fear of Obamacare

One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the mandate may be losing some of its political punch.


Susana Martinez Takes in Meeting in Mexico

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez traveled to Mexico to attend a meeting with officials from the Mexican state of Sonora.


Peace Returns to Ferguson, Guard Ordered Out

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson as protests and tensions subsided, but a state of emergency remains in effect.


U.S. Supporters of Islamic State Get Close Scrutiny

Counterterrorism officials, long wary of another al-Qaida strike since the Sept. 11 attacks, have increasingly turned their attention to the Islamic State threat and efforts to recruit supporters through social media.


Florida's Largest Insurer Says 'Bailout' Attacks Unfair

The head of Florida's largest health insurer Thursday took on charges by Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, that part of the Affordable Care Act amounts to a bailout for insurance companies.


International Revulsion Grows Over James Foley Death

International revulsion mounted Thursday over the beheading of journalist James Foley, with President Obama stepping up air attacks on Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.


Criminal Investigation Opened Into James Foley's Death

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the murder of journalist James Foley.


Eric Holder Calms Ferguson Tensions

Attorney General Eric Holder sought to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police.


Bergdahl Swap Was Illegal: GAO

Congressional investigators say the Defense Department violated the law when it traded five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.


U.S. Veteran Killed Fighting in Ukraine

Mark Gregory Paslawsky, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and the only American known to have fought alongside Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian separatists, has been killed in eastern Ukraine.


Ferguson Has Quiet Night, Few Arrests Made

The streets of Ferguson, Mo., were much calmer overnight, following 11 days of unrest after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown.


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