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    Jewish group chides Biden for using offensive term

    Vice President Joe Biden "should have been more careful" in a speech when he used a term that some consider anti-Semitic, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League said Tuesday.

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Why is the US nervous about Scottish vote?

Scotland independence vote

When it comes to the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don't take sides, keep your opinions to yourself, and avoid getting dragged into the fray.


ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

ISIS flag carrier

The production is slick. The imagery: ominous.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al Hayat Media Center. ISIS also produced the videos of the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker.

It took nea...


General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

America's top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a position that was quickly knocked down by the White House.


House leaders lobby members on ISIS vote

US Capitol

A day before the House votes on whether to give President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, leaders of both political parties are working the phones and buttonholing members to secure support for the measure.


US ramping up Ebola effort

Barack Obama July 2

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria.


Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Obama getting on Air Force One

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip.


Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

ISIS militants and tank

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone."

Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually de...


Study finds politics stinks -- literally

Republican, Democrat, political buttons

If you and your significant other share political views, it could be because you like each other's smell.


Gillibrand drops F-bomb in webcast

Sen Kristin Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress.


Medal recipient killed up to 175 enemies

Bennie G Adkins receives Medal of Honor

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received f...


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