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Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria

Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over SyriaPresident Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, The Associated Press and The New York Times are reporting this morning, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local PolicePresident Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Poet Known As The ‘Lioness of Iran’ Dies At 87

Poet Known As The ‘Lioness of Iran’ Dies At 87One of Iran's most vocal and outspoken poets died this morning in Tehran at the age of 87. Known as the "Lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani reportedly had been in a coma for more than two weeks.

U.S. Says Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

U.S. Says Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is DestroyedThe U.S. said Monday that all of Syria's declared chemical weapon stockpile has been destroyed.

Iraq’s Power Struggle: What You Need To Know

Iraq’s Power Struggle: What You Need To KnowIraq's Nouri al-Maliki is refusing to give up his position as prime minister, sending military vehicles into Baghdad's streets Monday after Iraqi President Fuad Masum asked Maliki's fellow Shiite, Haider al-Abadi, to form a government and become the country's new leader.

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On ‘Fast-Tracking’As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings.

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security ImprovisesCongress left Washington without agreeing on a funding plan for the unaccompanied minors coming over the Southern U.S. border, so the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security is creating one on its own.

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companies

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companiesLast week, Dan Sullivan sent mailers to Alaska voters alleging Mead Treadwell benefitted financially from the Obama stimulus package.

President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy’s Gains

President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy’s GainsTouting rosy U.S. economic news that has come out this week, President Obama said America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he also said the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress were working harder.

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against ObamaThe House voted Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama, claiming that he has overstepped the limits of his executive authority.
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