WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will hash out a strategy to counter Islamic State on Tuesday with military leaders from some 20 countries including Turkey and Saudi Arabia amid growing pressure for the U.S.-led coalition to do more to stop the militants’ advance.
Some three weeks before U.S. congressional elections viewed largely as a referendum on Obama’s leadership, the president will aim to show the U.S. public and allies abroad that he is committed to a plan to “degrade” and “destroy” the group that has taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria.
Obama briefing covers response to second Ebola case in Dallas. White House has allowed photographers in to meeting but no print reporters.
Not a lot of news from #Obama spray at Pentagon. Praises military, notes strikes against ISIL continue, notes military role in Ebola fight
New York, DC, Atlanta and Chicago airports will face new Ebola screenings, WH says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on Monday pressed for an increase in U.S. defense spending to 4 percent of GDP, distinguishing himself from rivals in the future nominating race with a hawkish tone on foreign policy.
The Louisiana governor, who is considering a run for the presidency, is trying to appeal to right-leaning conservatives in his party with an aggressive stance on foreign policy while distancing himself from Tea Party-affiliated candidates with more isolationist tendencies.
By Jeff Mason
PRINCETON Ind. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama took credit for an improving jobs picture on Friday, but blamed businesses for stingy pay policies that are preventing workers from having enough money to get by.
A day after giving an economic speech at Northwestern University touting the success of his administration’s economic policies, Obama reveled in a new report showing the U.S. jobless rate had fallen to a six-year low.