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2014 electorate is ‘still an incumbent’s world’

50 minutes agoNews : The Rundown News Blog

The midterm elections are less than 10 weeks away. Photo by Getty Images. WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at leastShow More Summary

Donald Trump: Americans 'Embarrassed' by President Obama's Lack of Leadership on Border, ISIS

Real estate magnate and reality TV star Donald Trump told Breitbart News that Americans feel “embarrassed” by the lack of leadership from President Barack Obama with the assortment of global and domestic crises dominating the news right now. Show More Summary

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

President Barack Obama, seen here in Minneapolis in June, will make a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee today. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish...Show More Summary

Obama to spend Labor Day in Wisconsin for speech promoting U.S. economic growth

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections.

Senate, House Intelligence Committee Leaders Say ISIS Wants to Strike US; Urge Obama for Action

Republican and Democratic leaders of intelligence committees from both the Senate and House called on President Barack Obama to confront ISIS militants, warning of a possible attack on the United States or its European allies.

Lawmakers: Islamic State group wants to hit US

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two U.S. lawmakers are warning.

Obama: GOP Captive to 'Ideologically Rigid' Faction

President Barack Obama on Friday said the Republican Party in Congress is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama told Democratic donors during a fundraiser barbecue in Purchase, New York. Show More Summary

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

23 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers...Show More Summary

Dem Senator Blasts Obama's Inaction in Ukraine

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senate Foreign Relations chairman Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) blasted President Barack Obama's inaction against Russia's “direct invasion” into Eastern Ukraine saying it is a "watershed moment" and if the United States does not aggressively assist Ukraine the "consequences" will "flow even far beyond" Russia. Show More Summary

Lawmakers push White House to take action on Islamic State threat

Islamic State of Iraq and Levant-led militants patrol on the roads of Baiji on July 30, 2014. Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate intelligence committees said Sunday that President Barack Obama should take decisive action against the growing threats from Islamic State militants on American soil. Show More Summary

McCain: Obama Either in Denial or Overwhelmed About ISIS Threat

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) slammed President Barack Obama saying “he’s either in denial or overwhelmed.” by the threat ISIS poses to the United States. The Arizona Republican said, “This is a direct threat to the United States of America. Show More Summary

Engel: Military Officials Apoplectic Over Obama 'No' ISIS Strategy Admission

Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said President Barack Obama's comments last week that the United States doesn't have a "strategy" to go after ISIS in Syria made military commanders "apoplectic." Engel said, "I spoke to military commanders, officials, they are apoplectic. Show More Summary

Lawmakers Press for More U.S. Action on Islamic State

Top lawmakers stepped up pressure on the White House to more forcefully deal with the Islamic State, three days after President Barack Obama said the U.S. has no immediate plans to escalate military operations against extremists.

Rogers: Obama's Foreign Policy in 'Absolute Free Fall'

On this weekend's broadcast of “Fox News Sunday," chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) said President Barack Obama’s "foreign policy is in free fall." Rogers said, "Unfortunately, we find it consistent...Show More Summary

Peter King Wishes Obama Would Lead Like UK’s David Cameron

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Representative Peter King (R-NY) achieved full Peter King-ness on Face the Nation Sunday morning, wishing that President Barack Obama would show the leadership he said UK Prime Minister David Cameron has in addressing the ISIS threa...

Feinstein: Obama Too Cautious on 'Extraordinarily Dangerous' ISIS

Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said President Barack Obama is being "too cautious" on going after ISIS because they are "extraordinarily dangerous" and "will kill with abandon." Feinstein said, "I've learned one thing about this president, and that is he's very cautious. Show More Summary

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

A Top Democrat Says Obama “Too Cautious” on Islamic State

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee said President Barack Obama is “too cautious” in developing a plan to deal with the Islamic State.

Mike Rogers: Obama’s Foreign Policy in ‘Absolute Free Fall’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that President Barack Obama's statement that he had "no strategy" yet with regard to ISIS was characteristic of a hobbled foreign policy.

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