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  • Doyle McManus: Congress shares burden of confronting Islamic State

    For most of the summer, Republicans had it easy when it came to the Islamic State. All they had to do was complain that President Barack Obama wasn't tough enough, accuse him of lacking strategic vision and demand that he do more. Sens. John McCain, R-...
  • Jeffrey Goldberg: Is it finally John McCain's America?

    Jeffrey Goldberg: Is it finally John McCain's America?
    Sen. John McCain, one of the last non-anguished interventionists in Washington (his Sancho Panza, fellow Republican Lindsey Graham, is another), had a very good last week. He watched President Barack Obama decide to drop bombs on Syria, a policy...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Why Obama needs congressional authority to wage war

    Albert R. Hunt: Why Obama needs congressional authority to wage war
    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama's declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years...
  • New Hampshire Senate race tied between Brown, Shaheen: poll

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown has pulled even with incumbent New Hampshire Democratic U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen in his bid to unseat her this fall, according to the first poll of likely voters since Brown won a three-...
  • Libertarian mood in GOP wanes as Mideast concern rises

    Libertarian mood in GOP wanes as Mideast concern rises
    The Republican Party's libertarian tide, which waxed strongly over the last four years, has begun to recede in the face of growing public fears about Islamic militancy in the Mideast. The latest evidence of the shift comes from a Pew Research Center...
  • Republicans are making new friends -- in Silicon Valley

    Republicans are making new friends -- in Silicon Valley
    Until recently, conventional wisdom among political consultants was that Silicon Valley was a hotbed of left libertarianism -- individualistic entrepreneurs who wish to be left alone by the government, free from taxes -- or at least high ones -- and...
  • With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016

    INDIANOLA Iowa (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation on Sunday that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the White House in 2016 as she visited the early-voting state of Iowa to take part in the state's annual...
  • U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers say they are on the verge of taking a "war vote" as they consider whether to back President Barack Obama's campaign to destroy Islamic State, and despite broad support for action many fear being drawn into a quagmire....
  • Rekha Basu: As protests subside, lessons from Ferguson must endure

    Life is said to be moving back to normal in Ferguson, Mo., three weeks after an unarmed 18-year-old was shot to death by a police officer. Michael Brown has been buried. Shops closed in the wake of early looting are reopening. "I Love Ferguson" signs...
  • Potential GOP presidential hopefuls woo donors, activists at summit

    Potential GOP presidential hopefuls woo donors, activists at summit
    Potential Republican presidential candidates paraded before more than 3,000 conservative activists and donors from across the country here for a two-day summit that ended Saturday, touting their records and trying to look like the future of their party....
  • Upholding America's honor in a dangerous world

    "I should have anticipated the optics," President Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. "Part of this job is also the theater of it," he said. "It's not something that...
  • How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician

    How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician
    When Bill Clinton left the White House in January 2001, Americans had experienced quite enough of the boisterous Big Dog and his unending dramas, both personal and political. Republican George W. Bush defeated Clinton's vice president and preferred...