U.S. to vet and screen moderate Syrian rebels before training

The U.S. military will subject Syrian rebels taking part in a new training program to psychological evaluations, biometrics checks and stress tests under a screening plan that goes well beyond the steps the United States normally takes to vet foreign soldiers, a sign of the risks the Obama administration faces as it expands support for […]

Obama’s Immigration Amnesty Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers $2 Trillion

The undocumented immigrants granted amnesty by President Barack Obama’s executive orders will likely cost taxpayers $2 trillion, according to Heritage Foundation poverty expert Robert Rector. “The net cost — which is total benefits minus total benefits paid in — of the amnesty recipients I estimate will be around $2 trillion over the course of their […]

How Obama dumped Hagel

By GLENN THRUSH When President Obama first summoned Chuck Hagel to the Oval Office in October, he wanted to know how his Pentagon chief planned to cope with the dangerous new threat posed by the Islamic State that had drawn the reluctant president back into war in the Middle East, not to mention getting a […]

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel quits

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team. Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama’s […]

Obama regrets that Lebanon is without a president on Independence day

In a letter released by the US embassy on the occasion of Lebanon’s 71st Independence Day, President Barack Obama congratulated the Lebanese people and regretted that Lebanon is still without a president stressing that the” election of a president must be a Lebanese decision only, but it is a decision that must be taken for […]

House Republicans File Lawsuit Against Obama

House Republicans on Friday filed a long-awaited lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his executive authority when implementing his signature health care law. And though the suit is centered on the Affordable Care Act, the GOP moved on the legal action the morning after the president announced he will unilaterally grant temporary relief to […]

Obama’s immigration reforms, set up fight with Republicans

President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress and take […]

Opportunities endless for youth, Obama tells Australian students

US President Barack Obama has thanked Australia for being a close friend and ally and has urged both nations to seize future opportunities in the Asia-Pacific. The president on Saturday said despite wars raging across the globe, the world was a much safer place for people living in the most amazing time in history. Asia […]