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Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

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HAMDEN Conn. - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday.

Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama

WASHINGTON - After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said.

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Obama unloads on Republicans, sees 'cynical genius'

NEWPORT R.I. - Obama, raising money for Democratic candidates as Republicans aim to take over the Senate in the fall, on Friday blamed some Republicans for a calculated effort to undermine faith in government by opposing policy compromises.

29 Aug 2014

Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering.

29 Aug 2014

Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to consult Congress about any expanded military action against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, but support from the divided legislature is unlikely to come quickly - if at all.

Politics, Iraq 29 Aug 2014

Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group.

Politics, Syria 29 Aug 2014

Obama signals timing of new immigration measures in question

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he still planned to take steps on his own to improve the U.S. immigration system but that his timeline for taking action has been affected by the need to deal with a flood of migrant children from central America. | Video

28 Aug 2014

Obama says does not yet have broad strategy for Islamic State

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he has not yet developed a broad strategy for confronting Islamic State in an acknowledgement that he has not decided whether to launch air strikes against the militant group in Syria.

28 Aug 2014

White House says technology policy aide Park to take new role

WASHINGTON - The White House announced on Thursday that Todd Park, a technology and innovation policy adviser to President Barack Obama, is relocating to California to advise the president on technology from there.

28 Aug 2014

U.S. air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles

WASHINGTON - American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets, concerns about Syria’s air defenses and fears that the militants may have anti-aircraft weapons, current and former U.S. officials say.

World, Syria 28 Aug 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.