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Politics Dec 08Donald Trump’s comments escalate GOP rhetoric on Muslims
WASHINGTON — Amid fear of terrorism, Republican presidential candidates for months have escalated their rhetoric about the place of Muslims in the United States.
Politics Dec 06Obama: ‘Terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase’
WASHINGTON -- In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the United States would overcome a terror threat that has entered a "new phase" as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris…
Politics Nov 25Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against U.S.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said there is currently no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Politics Nov 16Obama: Attacks ‘terrible’ setback in Islamic State campaign
ANTALYA, Turkey -- President Barack Obama on Monday conceded that the Paris terror attacks were a "terrible and sickening setback" in the fight against the Islamic State, but forcefully dismissed critics who have called for the U.S. to change or…
Politics Nov 10Republican candidates oppose the $15 minimum wage
"If you raise the minimum, you're going to make people more expensive than a machine," Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said.
Politics Nov 09Obama, Netanyahu minimize differences, renew call for peace
WASHINGTON -- Minimizing sharp differences, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed their commitment to seeking elusive Middle East peace on Monday, though prospects for an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians appear ever further out of reach.
Politics Oct 31With Syria deployment, Obama crosses own red line
Even as President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops back to Iraq and ordered the military to stay in Afghanistan, he insisted Syria would remain off limits for American ground forces. Now the president has crossed his own red line.
Politics Oct 24Jeb Bush supporters fear it could be too late to lift poll numbers
For months, Jeb Bush's campaign insisted it was too early. But with just over three months left until Iowa kicks off the 2016 primary voting, and Bush remains mired in the middle of the pack, some supporters fear it soon…
Politics Oct 21How Biden decided against running in 2016
For months there has been speculation on whether Vice President Joe Biden would run for president. Today, he announced he would not seek the nomination. Here is a look at how he came to that decision.
World Oct 15Obama to keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands the…