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US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq’s expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republicans saying drone strikes should have been authorized months ago and even Democrats questioning the Obama administration’s commitment to holding the fractured country together. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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A muscular foreign policy: Why Washington may be out of step with the country

The debate over American foreign policy often seems to take place in a hermetically sealed bubble located somewhere inside the Beltway. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Shortcomings

David Ignatius, Washington PostWASHINGTON — When Attorney General Eric Holder says that the Islamic State that has taken root in Iraq and Syria poses a “deadly” threat, and that he has “extreme, extreme concern” about its bomb-makers, that sounds like an emergency. Yet the Obama administration hasn’t settled on a coordinated, aggressive response that might […]

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Obama’s Understated Foreign Policy Gains

Michael Cohen, NY TimesIt’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for American foreign policy. No, seriously.On June 23, the last of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile was loaded onto a Danish freighter to be destroyed. The following day, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia asked his Parliament to rescind the permission that it had given […]

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Capital Journal Daybreak: CIA and Congress Clash | More Republicans Line Up With Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Views

The Journal’s morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Barack Obama: A Foreign Policy that Fails by Trying to Do Too Much

President Barack Obama enjoyed one of the prerogatives of his office when he spoke at West Point in May. There may be no better setting for a speech on foreign policy. But it wasn’t easy for him to defend the incoherent mess representing his administration’s dealings with the world. His policy looks even worse in […]

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Obama’s Deportation Policy Complicated by Surge of Children

The surge of children streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border is complicating President Barack Obama’s decision over whether to ratchet back deportations of certain illegal immigrants. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Ex-National Security Officials Criticize Drone Policy

A panel of former national security officials issued a strong critique of President Barack Obama’s drone policy in a report certain to fuel the debate over the administration’s counterterrorism program. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Paul vs. Cheney highlights divide over US foreign policy in Iraq, larger Middle East

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and fellow Republican and former Vice President widened their divide Sunday over U.S. involvement in Iraq — the latest in their sharp, public disagreement over American foreign policy. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Will We Continue to Make the Same Mistakes on Energy Policy?

Sometimes you take a look at things and wonder if our historical amnesia is such that it has robbed us of all the lessons of the past so we simply can’t seem to move forward no matter the cost of standing pat. It reminds me of a line from the movie Cloud Atlas, where one […]

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