President Barack Obama challenged graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy to uphold the honor of the armed forces, saying reports of sexual assaults in the military and misconduct on the battlefield threaten to tarnish the public’s trust.
President Barack Obama said the broad war powers Congress approved to fight al-Qaeda after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks shouldn’t continue forever and that he’s reining in drone strikes and paving the way to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
President Barack Obama announced he’s redefining U.S. counter-terrorism strategy to reduce the reliance on drone strikes and the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, policies which he said carry an international backlash that over time makes the U.S. less safe.
A Florida man was shot dead in a confrontation with law-enforcement officers who were questioning him about a triple murder two years ago that has been linked to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, according to two officials familiar with the matter.
The almost daily disclosures by the White House about who knew about an IRS investigation before it became public has helped stoke the furor over the agency’s scrutiny of tax-exempt groups and given the president’s harshest critics an opening.
U.S. drone strikes have killed four American citizens in counterterrorism operations overseas since 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder said today, the Obama administration’s first public acknowledgment of those killings.
President Barack Obama will visit Moore, Oklahoma, May 26 to view damage and meet with survivors of the tornado that ripped through the town earlier this week, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.