WASHINGTON — Americans overwhelmingly back U.S. airstrikes against terrorists in Syria and are increasingly supportive of President Barack Obama’s handling of the crisis, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
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WASHINGTON — Going further than he has before, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Sunday that the United States might one day need to deploy U.S. combat troops to counter the threat of the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide.
The United States underestimated the spread of the Islamic State militant group in war-torn Syria and overestimated the Iraqi military’s capacity to fight the extremists, President Barack Obama said.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, signaling an end to his six turbulent years in office and setting the stage for a potentially bruising confirmation battle in the Senate over his eventual replacement.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security is, by all accounts, not the easiest place to work. The pressure is high, the job is hard and morale in recent years has been about as low as it can get.
WASHINGTON — Confirming a new attorney general to replace Eric Holder is certain to prompt a heated political debate during a robust post-election lame-duck session of Congress — one made especially more divisive if Democrats lose the Senate’s majority.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s blunt words on Islamic terrorism marked a striking shift for his annual address to United Nations, as he moved away from the language of accommodation to rhetoric reminiscent of predecessor President George W. Bush.
WASHINGTON — Congress voted last week to give President Obama the green light to arm and train rebels in Syria to fight against violent jihadist forces in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON — Amid the Justice Department’s ongoing criminal investigation into last month’s police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Thursday a new federal initiative to study racial bias and build trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.