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Aug 13, 2014 2:02PM ET
The White House says President Obama has ruled out deploying U.S. combat troops to Iraq, but forces could hit the ground to help Yazidis escape from their stranded perch atop a mountain in Sinjar.
Aug 13, 2014 1:30PM ET
The White House said President Obama and Hillary Clinton have a "close and resilient relationship" despite her criticism of his foreign policy. The two plan to hug it out at a party on Wednesday.
Aug 13, 2014 12:50PM ET
He said he had a "family commitment."
Aug 13, 2014 10:09AM ET
Chris McDaniel's lawyer has joined the ranks of the tens of thousands of voters whose irregular votes are standing in the way of McDaniel's path to Washington.
Aug 12, 2014 6:19PM ET
Jeff Bridges "is the bullet-proof candidate. He's the only candidate where you could post photos of him naked, smoking pot and it wouldn't affect him,” Montana businesswoman Lisabeth Pratt said.
Aug 12, 2014 5:01PM ET
The National Rifle Association has finally found an expansion of gun rights it doesn't like: selling alcohol at gun shows.
Aug 12, 2014 4:52PM ET
It was a regular Tuesday afternoon on Fox News: a discussion of Gaza; analysis on the future of Iraq; and... a conversation about Michelle Obama's weight?
Aug 12, 2014 3:26PM ET
"Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye, she looks forward to hugging it out when she they see each other tomorrow night,” reads a statement sent to Politico.
Aug 12, 2014 2:43PM ET
More than 300,000 Obamacare enrollees have yet to provide information on their legal residency or citizenship, according to the government.
Aug 12, 2014 2:27PM ET
An aide for Sen. Schatz told Politico that the senator hadn't campaigned in Puna, but “his main priority is seeing how he can be most helpful. The humanitarian situation is taking precedence right now.”
Aug 12, 2014 12:28PM ET
President Obama told donors that "we're going to have Supreme Court appointments" in his final two years in office, but the White House says he didn't have a particular retirement in mind.
Aug 12, 2014 11:09AM ET
Since Hillary Clinton made it perfectly clear what she thinks of President Obama's "don't do stupid stuff" foreign policy, the question now is how awkward things will be between them.
Aug 12, 2014 9:37AM ET
Five cities – New York, Philadelphia, Columbus, Phoenix and Birmingham – are vying to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016. New York City showed off Brooklyn to DNC officials Monday.
Aug 11, 2014 6:05PM ET
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the federal exchange's disastrous launch, we're reminded of the Obamacare nightmares that weren't.
Aug 11, 2014 3:29PM ET
The Kremlin has joined forces with the Red Cross and the European Union to deliver humanitarian aid to pro-Russian cities in eastern Ukraine, but NATO still has reservations about Russia's intentions.
Aug 11, 2014 2:54PM ET
Democratic Party officials arrived in New York on Monday for some first-class wining-and-dining as the city's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, tried to lure the Democratic National Convention to his home borough of Brooklyn in 2016.
Aug 11, 2014 10:56AM ET
Bernie Sanders, the Senate's only self-described socialist, says he might run for president in 2016, challenging Hillary Clinton. But like many past trial balloons, it might just be a lot of talk.
Aug 11, 2014 9:05AM ET
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has deployed special troops to the streets of Baghdad and accused the newly-elected president of violating the constitution.
Aug 10, 2014 3:47PM ET
After reaching his term limits as Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins the first ever direct elections for the presidency.
Aug 10, 2014 12:31PM ET
Republican leaders flocked to the Sunday talk shows to criticize President Obama's handling of ISIL in Iraq and warned him that the group might strike the U.S. if he doesn't act soon.
Aug 9, 2014 6:00PM ET
A new national poll says just a small majority of Americans think that the Watergate scandal was a serious matter.
Aug 9, 2014 12:51PM ET
President Obama said on Saturday that handling ISIL in Iraq is going to be a long-term project, but critics say that's because the president doesn't have a game plan at all.
Aug 8, 2014 5:57PM ET
Despite shortages, the state took in an estimated $1 million in tax revenue.
Aug 8, 2014 5:30PM ET
A northern Virginia medical examiner ruled the former White House spokesman's death a homicide that resulted from the injuries he suffered during the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.
Aug 8, 2014 3:48PM ET
"If Alison Lundergan Grimes thinks that it's appropriate to attack family in this campaign she better think through that very carefully," a McConnell spokeswoman told a Louisville radio station.
Aug 8, 2014 11:26AM ET
Senior congressional Republicans said they approved of President Obama's decision, but they criticized him for lacking a broader strategy to confront the terrorist aggression in Iraq.
Aug 8, 2014 10:58AM ET
Rep. Scott DeJarlais, the pro-life Republican candidate who encouraged his ex-wife and mistress to get abortions, is caught in one of the closes primaries of the year. He's up by 33 votes.
Aug 8, 2014 9:58AM ET
New details about the former Virginia governor and his wife's corruption scandal indicate the curse of the State of the Union address respondent lives on.
Aug 7, 2014 4:26PM ET
Sen. John Walsh withdrew from the U.S. Senate race after revelations that he plagiarized his master's thesis. The Democrats will search for a last-minute replacement but have few good options.
Aug 7, 2014 4:20PM ET
The House Select Committee on Benghazi was created three months ago, but it has yet to hold a single public hearing.