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That time Obama wore a tan suit and Twitter freaked out

<b>(CNN) -</b> President Barack Obama on Thursday took some questions in the White House press briefing room about serious subject matters - ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Russia.<p>But the reaction on Twitter was largely focused on his rarely worn tan suit.<p>Within seconds of stepping into the room, tweets were already …

Syria 'most dangerous place in the world' - CNN Video

There is much more to America’s border crisis than you think

<b>(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Reuters/Samantha Sais/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Even after the news cameras, what’s been happening to children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border sadly continues<p>Aviva Chomsky<p>August 31, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Call it irony or call it a …

Rep. Mike Rogers: Obama Foreign Policy Is In 'Free Fall'

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that President Barack Obama's foreign policy is in "absolute free fall" in the face of challenges in Iraq, China and Russia.<p>Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) cited in particular Obama's lack of a plan for dealing with the Islamic …

John McCain calls for 'additional U.S. troops'

Sen. John McCain on Sunday called for “additional U.S. troops” to help in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but he said those troops should continue playing a support role and not be directly involved in combat.<p>Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” the Arizona Republican …

Sen. Sanders: Companies, like Burger King, leaving to avoid taxes ‘have absolutely no loyalty’ to United States

<b>(CNN)</b> – Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, has been an outspoken critic on tax loopholes, like tax inversion, a loophole that Burger King may benefit from if it merges with Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons and moves its base to Canada.<p>The deal would mean a lower rate for the American fast food …

Republicans hope this elephant and a busted video game will help 'win back the Senate'

Many people believe the Republican Party has a fairly good shot of taking back the US Senate this November. But to help advance that cause, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) — or one of its interns, probably — just launched a new game called <i>Mission Majority</i>. You play as Giopi (get …

The next big thing in campaigns

Midterm elections are less than three months away, but there’s already a clear winner in 2014: digital advertising.<p>A leading ad research firm recently estimated that more than $270 million will be spent across the country this cycle on digital campaign efforts — an 1,825 percent increase from 2010, …

Staying optimistic amid a world in crisis

I read Frank Bruni's piece in the New York Times this morning about how Americans are facing a crisis of confidence in their country. Frank explains how fewer Americans look to the future with optimism, and I can certainly understand why. The images flickering across our TV sets and streaming on …

Obama Hails Iraq’s New Government

President Barack Obama offered his assistance to the new government emerging in Iraq on Monday, sending a clear message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri …

Hillary Clinton Dismisses Obama's 'Don't Do Stupid Sh*t' Foreign Policy

Former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sharp words for President Barack Obama's foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, dismissing the president's "don't do stupid shit" foreign policy approach for not being "an …

Why Clinton spoke out on Obama

Hillary Clinton has taken her furthest, most public step away yet from President Barack Obama, rejecting the core of his self-described foreign policy doctrine and describing his decision against backing Syrian rebels early on as a “failure.”<p>She also stood unequivocally with Israel in its current …