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  • President Barack Obama and White House counselor John Podesta, left, walk across the ellipse in Washington as they head towards the Dept. of Interior, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Obama and Podesta also walked back to the White House after a signing a proclamation regarding the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    White House: No choice but to act now on climate change

    The Obama administration released a comprehensive new report Tuesday in an attempt to justify its controversial actions on climate change, and also will roll out new executive moves to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

  • U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, second from left, her mother Marian Robinson, left, share a light moment with Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, and his wife Peng Liyuan after a photo session at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

    HUMPHRIES: 'There's No Place Like Utopia'

    Joel Gilbert’s new documentary is a fresh, fast-paced, insightful look at the folly that is socialism, finding humor and human horror throughout his journeys in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Hollywood, and even his own hometown in Tennessee.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to testify about the Iran Nuclear Deal at a hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 10, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Kerry's credibility questioned as fighting in Gaza rages

    Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in its three-week-old campaign against Hamas in Gaza on Tuesday as the Obama administration battled the growing perception among Israelis that Secretary of State John F. Kerry is a hapless bumbler in search of a cosmetic truce.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, following a Republican strategy session. Boehner discussed various topics including that he dismisses suggestions that Republicans are planning to impeach President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    EDITORIAL: The impeachment trap

    House Speaker John A. Boehner made exactly the right call Tuesday, rejecting impeachment talk and dismissing the Democratic fundraising scheme based on impeachment talk.

  • displaced: Detainees play while others sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. Such installations have handled more than 47,000 unaccompanied alien children. (Associated Press)

    Obama mum on where illegal immigrant children are sheltered

    The Obama administration is concealing key details about its response to the surge of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the southern border, including where the unaccompanied minors are being sheltered and the circumstances under which some are set free inside the U.S.

  • Illustration on the lack of effective U.S.foreign policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    CARSON: Rudderless U.S. foreign policy

    The Obama administration's recent failures in the foreign-policy arena have only highlighted how far American leadership has fallen in this new century.

  • U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander announces the kickoff of his "Standing Up for Tennessee" bus tour at Sullivan's Restaurant in his hometown of Maryville, Tenn., as his wife Honey and State Rep. Art Swann look on, Friday, July 25, 2014. The tour will last nearly two weeks up to election day.  (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Tom Sherlin) (REV-SHARE)

    PHILLIPS: Once-in-a-century stupidity

    The singular issue that is driving conservative voters this year is amnesty.

  • ** FILE ** Volunteer Stella Chambers, center, explains some of the Affordable Health Care Act to visitors to a health care coverage registration site hosted by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Appeals court upholds Obamacare tax as constitutional

    A key appeals court on Tuesday ruled that despite including a tax, Obamacare doesn't violate the Constitution's requirement that all tax bills originate in the House of Representatives, giving the Obama administration another health care win.

  • Expert: Religious freedom pick will fail without resources

    While welcoming the proposal for a new global religious freedom ambassador after a nine-month vacancy, one expert warned that adequate resources must be given for the position to be effective.

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    RAHN: When money mischief goes global

    Do you want the Obama administration sharing all of your financial information with the Russian, Chinese and Saudi Arabian governments?

  • Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after speaking at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    The Obama administration pushed back Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism aimed at Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, with U.S. officials saying Kerry had in no way abandoned key Israeli needs.

  • FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo shows the United Auto Workers Local 174 sign outside their building in Romulus, Mich. Delegates to the United Auto Workers convention on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 voted to raise dues 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    MALKIN: Justice for the Delphi workers

    The White House pretended to champion American workers last week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation." But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support — and inching toward justice.

  • Government Overregulation of Education Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    QUINLAN: Washington's war on for-profit colleges

    In the Obama administration's war on for-profit universities, anything apparently goes.

  • Fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade have been battling for two weeks near Tripoli International Airport in an attempt to wrest control from a powerful rival militia. (Associated Press)

    Libya now nation at risk with weak U.S. influence; embassy closes as chaos grows

    With violence spreading across Libya and the U.S. Embassy closing in Tripoli, Republican lawmakers over the weekend blasted the Obama administration for failing to stop yet another troubled Middle Eastern nation from descending into complete chaos, and even some Democrats conceded that America's influence in the world has waned considerably.

  • New Jersey state troopers kept order as motorists and pedestrians waited in long lines to purchase gasoline in the paucity following Superstorm Sandy. The storm's fallout highlighted the need for increased domestic oil reserves. (associated press)

    Energy Department eyes regional gas reserves for emergency use

    In another presidential foray into territory once reserved for Congress, President Obama's Department of Energy is exploring setting up sites to store reserves of gasoline in various places around the country to provide backup when major storms and other emergencies cut off access to local fuel supplies.

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  • In congratulating Afghanistan on the election, U.S. President Barack Obama said it represented "another important milestone in Afghans taking full responsibility for their country as the United States and our partners draw down our forces."

    Afghan candidates promise to respect results →

  • "These elections are critical to securing Afghanistan's democratic future, as well as continued international support, and we look to the Afghan electoral bodies to carry out their duties in the coming weeks," Obama said in a statement.

    Afghan candidates promise to respect results →

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