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For first time in 8 years, US poverty rate drops

8 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.

Congress poised to approve aid to moderate Syrian rebels

31 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Congress appeared poised on Tuesday to quickly approve President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, a major part of the effort he announced this week to fight Islamic State militants. The House of Representatives began debating an amendment to a stopgap funding bill...

The View’s Nicolle Wallace: Obama Doesn’t ‘Love’ People

44 minutes agoNews : Mediaite

Nicolle Wallace, who must have been resuscitated back to partial life after a coma-inducing debut as co-host of ABC’s The View, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama appears ineffective as a leader because he does not “love” peop...

Hagel, Dempsey defend Obama’s plan to target Islamic State extremists

47 minutes agoNews : The Rundown News Blog

Testifying in front of a Senate panel Tuesday, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he would make the recommendation to the president if the campaign failed. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said President Barack Obama’s military campaign against the Islamic State militants will not be “an easy or brief effort. Show More Summary

Dempsey: If Campaign Fails, Ground Troops Possible

(WASHINGTON) — The nation’s top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama’s expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq. MoreU.S. Launches First Strike In Campaign Against ISISWhat Are Those 1,600 (So Far) U.S. Military Advisers Doing…

Obama Declares Perpetual War

President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, or ISIL. Since August 8, Obama has mounted at least 154 airstrikes in Iraq. Show More Summary

Obama Says He Will Send Over 3,000 Soldiers to Help Fight Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

President Barack Obama has ordered some 3,000 American military personnel to West Africa to help in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus, which has killed over 2,400 people and has showed no signs of slowing down.

GAO Report Confirms Obama Lied: 1,036 ObamaCare Plans Pay for Abortions

When he signed the Obamacare bill into law, President Barack Obama promised the American people that Obaamcare would not pay for abortions — going as far as signing an executive order to that effect. A new GOA report shows he misled Americans. Despite a promise President Obama made to lawmakers and the American public in […]

Climate Change and the False Case for Haste

Ross McKitrick When President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, you can bet that he will be calling for immediate, substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. But is the time for action now? The...Show More Summary

So This Happened

[Content Note: War.]While we were on hiatus, President Barack Obama became the fourth US president in a row to announce a bombing campaign in Iraq: Video clip of former President George H.W. Bush saying: "As I report to you, air attacks...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Gen. Dempsey, Sec. Hagel Testify to Congress on ISIS Plan

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will testify before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday morning over President Barack Obama's proposed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels against ISIS.

Obama Vetted ISIS Speech In Off-The-Record Meeting With Establishment Media

President Barack Obama met with over a dozen "journalists" in an off-the-record meeting to get input on how he should sell his war against ISIS to the American people.

Watch: Ted Cruz Launches Anti-Obama Amnesty Effort

In a video first released to Breitbart on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his effort to combat President Barack Obama’s potential executive amnesty action, which could come following November’s midterm elections. Viewers are encouraged to visit to sign a petition. Show More Summary

A.M. Links: Obama Sends U.S. Troops to Combat Ebola, U.S. Bombs ISIS in Iraq, Scottish Independence Vote Looms

3 hours agoNews : Reason

President Barack Obama will send 3,000 U.S. roops to West Africa to help fight the current Ebola outbreak. On Monday the U.S. launched airstrikes against ISIS targets near Baghdad. According to surveys by regional Federal Reserve Banks, businesses...Show More Summary

U.S. Warns Assad Not To Interfere

(Reuters) – The Syrian military’s air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to U.S. air strikes that are expected against Islamic State targets in Syria, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. President Barack Obama’s authorization of the use of American air power against Islamic State’s strongholds in Syria has raised the question [...]

The Demise of a Group Backing Moderate Syrian Rebels Is a Bad Sign for Obama's Anti-ISIS Campaign

Last week, President Barack Obama outlined his plan for expanding military action against ISIS, the murderous Islamic extremist group that controls territory in Iraq and Syria. His beefed-up campaign includes increased funding previously...Show More Summary

Two Cheers for Obama: Nobody Makes the Best Out of Bad Situation Like He Does

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

(U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines) An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for Poland, September 5, 2014, from Aviano Air Base, Italy.  This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. I t took President Barack Obama a...Show More Summary

Obama needs to clarify murky Middle East mission

Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State? He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking

How Obama can win in Syria, Iraq

President Barack Obama's address to the nation last week was the strongest of his presidency. After weeks of bumbling, inconsistent statements, he offered a taut, tough-minded response to terrorism in Iraq and Syria. America's goal, he said, is to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic...

Networks Reported Bush 2006 Low Approval Numbers 13 Times More Than Obama’s 2014 Numbers

According to a study released by the Media Research Center last week, the network evening newscasts have been reluctant to report on President Barack Obama’s low-approval numbers, particularly compared to the extensive coverage given to then-President George W. Show More Summary

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