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House Intel chief: Obama should cut vacation short to deal with ISIS
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers suggested President Obama should cut his vacation short in light of the apparent murder of a U.S. journalist by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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The 65 people who may run for president in 2016
The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear frontrunner while there is no frontrunner on the Republican side.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Rieder: Can Chuck Todd save 'Meet the Press?'Rieder: Can Chuck Todd...
For many years Meet the Press has been a television treasure. Launched in 1947, the Sunday morning staple has been an important venue for anyone interest in public affairs, not to mention newsmakers eager to Rieder: Can Chuck Todd save 'Meet the Press'? For many years Meet the Press has been a television treasure.
As Iraq's civil war rages, is containing ISIS enough?
Aided by a blistering series of U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish fighters made apparent progress last weekend in retaking a strategically important dam near Mosul from insurgents with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria , marking a new phase in Iraq's civil war .
Sun Aug 17, 2014
The Washington Post
Lawmakers call for robust push against extremist militants in Iraq
Lawmakers in both political parties appearing on the Sunday news shows argued that preventing Islamist militants in Iraq from gaining more power should be a top priority for the United States.
U.S. in greater danger than before 9/11, Rep. Mike Rogers says
The rise of the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations across the globe has put the U.S. in even greater danger than it was in before the Sept.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Belmont Club
Looking for the Attractor
There's a crisis in punditry. Disasters have become altogether too predictable. Almost everyone saw the costs of instability in Eastern Europe coming.
Meet the Man Who's Gauging the Damage From Snowden
Among the many actions the Obama administration took in the "post-Snowden" era of insider threats was to appoint a new governmentwide counterintellligence chief.
ISIS Never Was a 'JV' Terrorist Group
President Obama claimed over the weekend he was caught off guard by the rise of the terrorist army of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham and the campaign it began in May to capture large areas of Iraq and blamed U.S. intelligence agencies for underestimating the ISIS threat.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Discusses ISIS at Space and Missile Defense Symposium
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to threaten national security in the United States as the group grows in northern Iraq.
Michigan Losing Clout in Congress With Retirements
The departure of four powerful Michigan lawmakers symbolizes the end of an era for the Great Lakes State and for the nation, The New York Times reported.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Military leaders, lawmakers headline Space and Missile Defense Symposium's Thursday programs
Vice Admiral James Syring, director, Missile Defense Agency; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL; and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., will all be speaking tomorrow as part of the 17th annual symposium.
Alabama businesses support launch competition
In a letter earlier this month to several members of the state's Congressional delegation, a group of Alabama aerospace suppliers expressed their support for greater competition in the launch industry, without mentioning the company that could benefit the most from such competition.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Primaries show Republican voters wary of tea party candidates, skeptical of party establishment
The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the Tea Party movement has lost one race after another.
Big names, big support
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates each brought valuable supporters during campaign stops last week in the eastern Kentucky coalfields, an area fast becoming a key battleground with coal a central issue in this fall's election.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Brian Dickerson: How to make elections in Michigan matter
If you're among the overwhelming majority of Michigan voters who stayed home for Tuesday's primary election, you've likely squandered your only chance to say who will represent you in the Michigan Legislature or the U.S. House for the next two years.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Other writers, on Justin Amash, corporate inversions, and inequality
Ross Kaminsky in The American Spectator : Justin Amash's district is 1200 miles from my home, but for the second election cycle in a row, he is the only member of Congress to whom I made a campaign contribution.
Obama flips ISIS policy with strikes
As Islamist militants swept through northern and western Iraq in early June in a lightning advance, President Barack Obama examined his options and announced that he would be prepared to "take targeted and precise military action."
Sunshine State News
Primaries Show Republican Voters Wary of Tea Party Candidates, Skeptical of Party Establishment
The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the tea party movement has lost one race after another.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Off the Battlefield, Hackers Are Waging Cyberwar Against Israel and Palestine
Fighting in the Gaza Strip hit a lull this week as a 72-hour cease-fire ends its third and final day Thursday - but a digital war has still been raging as hackers pay little mind to the temporary truce.