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Obama Reiterates That U.S. Forces Have No ‘Combat Mission’ In Iraq

Obama details his strategy to defeat the Islamic State.

September 17, 2014

Israeli Criticism Of Kerry ‘Offensive, Absurd’: U.S.

Washington (AFP) — Israeli attacks against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Islamic militants are “offensive and absurd,” a senior U.S. diplomat said Wednesday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from “respected voices in Israel […]

July 30, 2014

Bill Clinton Warns Israel On ‘Isolating Itself From World Opinion

New Delhi (AFP) — Former US president Bill Clinton has warned Israel about “isolating itself from world opinion” due to repeated conflicts in Gaza after four children were killed on a beach in the latest violence. More than 220 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have died during 10 days of Israeli bombing and shelling in […]

July 17, 2014

Global Role Divides U.S. Across Political Spectrum

Washington (AFP) — Most Americans want the United States to do less overseas, with the question of the country’s global role divisive across the political spectrum, a survey said Thursday. Six in ten said the United States should focus more on home and less overseas, according to a wide-ranging study of U.S. political views by […]

June 26, 2014

Who Had A Terrible Year? History Will Remember The GOP’s Miserable 2013

It would be easy to imagine President Mitt Romney’s first year-end press conference beginning with a question like, “Mr. President, which do you consider your greatest accomplishment, the record stock market, the nearly unprecedented deficit reduction or the best year for job growth since 2005?” Instead, President Obama’s last press conference of 2013 was mostly […]

December 22, 2013