Sep 16, 2014

House Republicans back Syrian rebel training

U.S. lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama ...

Sep 12, 2014

Obama remembers 9/11 as he sizes up new Mideast war

President Barack Obama on Thursday warned Americans “do not give in to fear” as he marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, hours after summoning his weary nation to a new war on Islamic extremism. Obama and his wife, Michelle, solemnly observed a ...

Sep 2, 2014

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the U.S. minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. “America deserves a raise,” he told ...

Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Jul 30, 2014

Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner declared on Tuesday, putting the blame on Democrats for stirring up pre-midterm election tensions in Washington. Boehner is, however, hoping this week to pass Republican legislation ...

Jul 7, 2014

At some point, U.S. progressives must stand

by Ted Rall

You would think that, at a certain point, liberals in the U.S. with any dignity would get sick of being used and abused by Democratic Party candidates. Don't expect the dysfunctional relationship between liberals and Democrats to get any better for 2017.