Political

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn is in favor of sending group troops to Iraq. The Texas Republican told reporters yesterday it was wrong to tell enemies of the U.S. what they were going to do, and would prefer public statements be ambiguous. He also says President...
A measure to train and arm up to five-thousand Syrian rebels will soon be on its way to the Senate after clearing the House. The 500-million dollar measure aims to equip moderate Syrian rebels to help combat the growing ISIS threat. Texas Republican Mike McCaul voted yes...
(Undated) -- The Obama administration is considering the possibility of relaxing or ending a 40-year ban on exporting U.S. crude oil. There are reports that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the National Security Council are studying how to react if nations such as...
(Charleston, SC) -- There was plenty of praise from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he came through Charleston Tuesday to support South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's re-election campaign. Christie is considering a 2016 run for the White House and thinks a Christie-Haley...
(Undated) -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says American ground troops will have to be part of the effort to defeat ISIS if there is what Gates calls "any hope of success." President Obama's first Pentagon chief spoke today on "CBS This Morning." Gates' comments come a...
(Tampa, FL) -- President Obama says the U.S. has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists. Speaking at U.S. Central Command in Florida, Obama warned that ISIS represents a growing threat to the Middle East and U.S. national security interests. The...
(Atlanta, GA) -- President Obama wants the U.S. to lead an aggressive effort to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Speaking at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Obama said the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. are extremely low. He argued that the U.S...
(Washington, DC) -- The Pentagon is not ruling out "boots on the ground" in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. In a Senate hearing Tuesday, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey said he may recommend using some of the military advisers now in Iraq in combat-support roles, if...
(New York, NY) -- A new poll shows a tight re-election battle for indicted New York Congressman Michael Grimm. The latest Siena College/NY1 poll gives the Staten Island lawmaker just a four-point edge over his Democratic challenger. Grimm leads Domenic Recchia 44-percent to 40-...