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Obama's Syria conundrum Should the Congress get to weigh in on airstrikes?

Aug 28, 2014

Obama's Syria conundrum Should the Congress get to weigh in on airstrikes?

Obama was barreling toward strikes last summer when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. But Congress balked at Obama's request for a vote and the operation was eventually scrapped. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
Obama to hold meeting on foreign fighters joining Islamic State

Aug 28, 2014

Obama to hold meeting on foreign fighters joining Islamic State

President Barack Obama will convene a meeting of the UN Security Council next month on the threat posed by foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, the White House has said, amidst reports that another American jihadi has died in Syria fighting for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). #White House #World #Barack Obama #Terrorism #Syria #President Obama #Jay Carney #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #United States of America #Drone Strikes #Jihadists #kurdish #Mosul #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq
Syria Another US citizen fighting for Islamic State may be dead

Aug 28, 2014

Syria Another US citizen fighting for Islamic State may be dead

The US confirmed the death of one American, Douglas McArthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal sues Obama administration over Common Core policy

Aug 27, 2014

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal sues Obama administration over Common Core policy

Indian American governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal today sued the Obama administration,accusing it of hijacking federal grants to coerce states to adopt Common Core educational standards and assessments, thus violating the federal law and the Constitution. #Obama #Barack Obama #US #Bobby Jindal #NewsTracker #Louisiana #Obama administration #federal law #Common Core educational standard
Syrian govt used chemical agent eight times last April UN

Aug 27, 2014

Syrian govt used chemical agent eight times last April UN

The UN said Syria's government appeared to have dropped barrel bombs containing chemical agent chlorine on civilian areas on eight different occasions last April. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Chlorine #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
US will use military force where necessary to protect Americans White House

Aug 27, 2014

US will use military force where necessary to protect Americans White House

The US will not hesitate to usemilitary force where necessary to protect Americans, the WhiteHouse has said #White House #Obama #US #Syria #Security #military #Drones #Terrorists #Jihadis