White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

Feb 21, 2015

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

The White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world in what has become a nasty grudge match. There ...

After judge blocks Obama orders, immigrants feel stuck

Feb 20, 2015

After judge blocks Obama orders, immigrants feel stuck

by Astrid Galvan

Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked Obama’s efforts to protect ...

Jeb Bush foreign policy team too familiar?

Feb 19, 2015

Jeb Bush foreign policy team too familiar?

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush has drawn heavily from the administrations of his brother and father in picking his nascent team of foreign policy advisers, a choice that may undercut his assertion that he is his “own man” on international affairs. Former officials and ...

Feb 12, 2015

Obama asks Congress to authorize war on Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent Congress his long-awaited formal request to authorize military force against Islamic State, meeting swift resistance from Republicans as well as his fellow Democrats wary of another war in the Middle East. Republicans, who control Congress and say ...

Obama asks Congress for war powers to fight Islamic State

Feb 12, 2015

Obama asks Congress for war powers to fight Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for its backing to fight the Islamic State group without geographical limits, but with curbs on the use of ground forces. Tantamount to a declaration of war, the authority would allow Obama to prosecute the fight ...