President Barack Obama plans to dispatch 3,000 U.S. military personnel to Africa as part of a major U.S. boost to counter the outbreak of Ebola as world health agencies warn that there aren’t enough medical personnel willing to work there to stem the tide of the disease.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on an amendment to train and equip moderate forces in Syria as part of President Barack Obama's strategy to combat the Islamic State.

The United States bombed an Islamic State position southwest of Baghdad on Monday in what the U.S. Central Command said was the first airstrike undertaken under expanded rules of engagement President Barack Obama outlined in a speech last week.

A group of Barack Obama’s longtime friends and supporters announced Monday that it had narrowed down the list of possible locations for a multimillion-dollar presidential library.

After failing to respond to multiple outreach attempts, more than 100,000 people could lose their federal marketplace health coverage on Sept. 30, while more than three times that many could see their premiums increase, if they fail to verify their income, U.S. residency or immigration status as required by the Obama administration.

Faulty fracking wells are to blame for drinking water contamination in Texas and Pennsylvania, according to new findings from researchers at five universities.

President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest military honor to a pair of soldiers for their bravery during the Vietnam War during a White House ceremony Monday.

With Scottish voters heading to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to split from the United Kingdom, the White House is making it (sort of) clear that it prefers togetherness.

Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, withdrew his name from consideration Monday, unable to overcome a bipartisan Senate filibuster.

Amid growing concern that as many as 100 Americans have traveled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that a series of pilot programs will be conducted in cities across the country to combat violent extremism.

Hillary Clinton is trapped in a bubble.

It was raining Monday as V.O. Devlin took his stand for Scottish freedom, seated in his coffee shop on Leith Walk, Edinburgh’s longest street, surrounded by banners and stickers urging “yes” on the Thursday’s vote on independence from the United Kingdom.

President Barack Obama heads to the United Nations next week -- but he’s not scheduled to meet there with Russian President Vladimir Putin or Iran’s Hassan Rouhani -- despite potential common ground for a conversation.

They rose together, both elected in 2008. Now President Barack Obama and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., are struggling together.

A Navy commander has chosen not to court-martial a nurse who refused to conduct forced-feedings of hunger strikers this summer and has instead asked a board to determine whether the nurse should be allowed to stay in the U.S. Navy.

A Florida couple who got caught up in the spectacular public flameout of former CIA Director David Petraeus’s career can continue to pursue part of their lawsuit against federal officials, a judge ruled Monday.

The Legal Services Corporation is a survivor.

Republicans Monday offered their take on Sunday’s Hillary Clinton visit to Iowa, portraying her as promoting a third Obama term.

A study of more than 800 allegations against the federal Customs and Border Protection agency for excessive force and other alleged abuses has found less than a quarter of them may warrant further review.

Hillary Clinton all but kicked off her 2016 White House bid Sunday before a festive crowd of 6,000 in this pivotal state, presenting herself as a child and champion of the still-struggling middle class.

Hillary Clinton made her first visit to Iowa in more than than six years, and host Tom Harkin offered a gracious — if somber — greeting Sunday.

The Islamic State posted a video Saturday of the execution of a British aid worker for what the killer said was retaliation for Britain’s decision to join the international coalition that the United States is leading to fight the radical Islamist group.

Statement by the President on the Death of David Haines by ISIS

The Islamic State posted a video Saturday of the execution of a British aid worker for what the killer said was retaliation for Britain’s decision to join the international coalition that the United States is leading to fight the radical Islamist group.

It will take months, if not years for the United States, Iraq and allies to defeat the Islamic State extremists who have conquered over one third of Iraq and as much again of Syria, but even if they do, a long-term security vacuum will remain due to the collapse of most of the Iraqi army.

A U.S. official on Friday acknowledged that NATO ally Turkey had complicated efforts to build a moderate Syrian rebel force by coordinating with groups, including al Qaida’s Nusra Front, that were considered off limits by the Obama administration.

The top U.S. official for monitoring aid to Afghanistan painted a grim portrait of the country's future Friday, saying it is riddled with corruption and graft.

Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., announced Friday that he broke off his engagement to Argentine fiancee Maria Belen Chapur, saying on Facebook that he was forced to end the relationship because his ex-wife had filed a new legal complaint against him.

Key lawmakers in Washington have pledged to look further into a McClatchy report on companies with federal contracts that defied labor laws in order to avoid their tax obligations.

The U.S. is at war with the Islamic State -- as it is with al Qaida and its affiliates -- the White House said Friday.

Tensions between the CIA and its congressional overseers erupted anew this week when CIA Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized intrusions into computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a damning report on the spy agency’s interrogation program.

President Barack Obama will head to Atlanta on Tuesday to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and attend a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus that has devastated parts of West Africa.

President Barack Obama will head to Atlanta on Tuesday to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and attend a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus that has devastated parts of West Africa.

A nation furious about the beheading of two Americans is eager for military action. At least for the moment. And at least for the kind of low-risk military action now planned.

The White House wouldn’t say Friday if it told the family of slain journalist James Foley it would face prosecution if it raised money to pay Islamic State militants a ransom for Foley’s release.

The new offices of the National Endowment for the Arts are ultra-modern: A glass-enclosed, transparent, updated look that is exactly what the new chairman wants the once-controversial agency to be.

The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm that it has too few doctors and nurses willing to work in Africa to respond effectively to the continent’s outbreak of Ebola.

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton appeared together Friday at the White House to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program during a event where hundreds of new volunteers were sworn in for duty.

Hillary Clinton heads to Iowa with a huge lead over potential 2016 rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Making good on promises to further isolate Russia from the global financial system because of its conflict with neighboring Ukraine, the Obama administration on Friday issued tough new sanctions on top state-owned Russian banks, energy firms and the defense sector.

Could embattled National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell's pain be former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's gain?

As Americans paused Thursday to remember those who died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, they also confronted the possibility that the 13 exhausting years of war that followed may not be ending soon.

Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama’s plan to attack the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it’s not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels.

President Barack Obama has not yet authorized the U.S. Central Command to conduct offensive combat operations in Syria, two senior defense officials told McClatchy on Thursday, underscoring the uncertainty that U.S. officials still have over how best to counter the rise of the Islamic State in that country.

A group of 45 United Nations peacekeepers from Fiji seized by al Qaida-linked militants in Syria was released on Thursday after being held captive for two weeks.

Iraqi politicians of every stripe on Thursday applauded President Barack Obama’s pledge to destroy the Islamic State militants who now occupy vast areas of Iraq and Syria. The major criticism: He should have acted sooner.

In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria’s various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle.

President Barack Obama said today he’ll unveil new sanctions against Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors, despite a ceasefire, saying the U.S. has “yet to see conclusive evidence that Russia has ceased its efforts to destabilize Ukraine.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walked out of a dinner last night after his speech to the “In Defense of Christians” gala was unexpectedly booed as he defended Israel.

Sixteen women senators joined together Thursday to tell National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell they want the league to institute a “zero tolerance policy” for domestic violence.

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