Senator Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State: NYT

Senator Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State: NYT
U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, is calling for a formal declaration of war against Islamic State militants who control parts of Iraq and Syria, the New York Times reported on Monday.In an ...

Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary, official says

Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary, official says
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a U.S. defense official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation.Hagel will remain in the Pentagon's top post until a successor is named, the official said. (Reporting ...

Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’ – ABC

Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’ – ABC
President Barack Obama shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration with a challenge to House of Representatives Republicans: if you don't like it, do something.Obama was asked in an interview broadcast on Sunday about House Speaker John ...

Obama’s day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter

Obama’s day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter
Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf Barack Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter.Obama's foursome included Jeter, ...

Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan

Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said.The decision, made in recent weeks, ...

House leader: Obama ‘sabotages’ bipartisan immigration policy

House leader: Obama ‘sabotages’ bipartisan immigration policy
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration had sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation and vowed to lead a fight to block the order.Republicans remain split on the best ...