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Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From DeportationTo wrap up his 15-minute speech, President Obama did what he often does in major speeches: He appealed to American exceptionalism.

Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For MillionsThe details of the executive actions are still being finalized, but it could "avert 5 million deportations."

U.S. Will Send Up To 1,500 More Military Personnel To Iraq

U.S. Will Send Up To 1,500 More Military Personnel To IraqThe move is the latest U.S. attempt to counteract the extremist group ISIS, which has made significant gains in Iraq and neighboring Syria in recent months.

Newly Released ‘Fast And Furious’ Documents Include A Slam On Issa

Newly Released ‘Fast And Furious’ Documents Include A Slam On IssaAttorney General Eric Holder listens to Rep. Darryl Issa, R-Calif., on video screen, while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Operation Fast and Furious. Susan Walsh/AP

North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers’ Remains Are At Risk

North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers’ Remains Are At RiskThe remains of thousands of U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War are "left here and there uncared and carried away en masse," a North Korean military spokesman said Monday.

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ResignsAfter a series of embarrassing incidents that called into question the efficacy of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, the service's director, has resigned.

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas Resources

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas ResourcesU.S. officials have confirmed that a new round of airstrikes in Syria is ongoing, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman told All Things Considered.

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian RebelsThe Senate joined the House on Thursday in rare bipartisanship by approving a measure to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.

Iran’s Foreign Minister: U.S. ‘Not Serious’ About Defeating Islamic State

Iran’s Foreign Minister: U.S. ‘Not Serious’ About Defeating Islamic StateIran's foreign minister says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to combating extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Alaska Delegation Critical Of President’s ISIS Plan

On Capitol Hill, the reaction was split, and not just along party lines. Both of Alaska’s senators were critical of the president’s plan.
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