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Bob McDonnell's fall from grace

<b>Richmond (CNN) —</b> Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell tried everything to stay out of prison.<p>His political career was once so promising that he was tapped to give the Republicans' rebuttal to President Barack Obama's 2010 State of the Union speech. And he was considered a serious 2016 presidential …

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From Russia with no love: Party-pooping Putin cancels holiday vacation

Vladimir Putin delivered a lump of coal in the Kremlin's stocking this year when he announced Thursday that he has canceled holiday vacations for members of the government.<p>Russia's President delivered the bad news at a December 25 meeting he convened of his government, but for those thinking that …

Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS

Turkey's lawmakers voted Thursday to authorize military force against the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq, opening the door to cooperation with a U.S.-led coalition going after ISIS as its fighters laid siege to towns just south of the Turkish border.<p>The Turkish Parliament voted 298-98 …

Bush on ISIS: America has learned 'lesson' about Iraq

Former President George W. Bush, who before leaving office warned against withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq too early, told Fox News that America has since learned the "lesson" that Iraqis are not yet capable of providing for their own security.<p>The former president, who spoke with Fox News' Brian …

British Parliament OKs Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq

The British Parliament voted overwhelmingly Friday to join the American-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq. The vote did not apply to Syria, where the United States and Arab allies began bombing this week.<p>Meeting in a special session, the lawmakers approved the …

Scottish leader Alex Salmond quits after 'no' vote in independence referendum

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.<p>By 55% to 45%, a majority of voters rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and becoming an independent nation.<p>Shortly afterward, Alex Salmond, the …

Right or Wrong, Obama Owns ISIS Strategy

Yesterday we told you to watch President Obama’s words after Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey opened the door to the possibility of U.S. ground troops in Iraq and Syria. Well, Obama closed that door, and he did so in a speech at CENTCOM, of all places. “I want to be clear: The American forces …

Obama Praises Congress for ISIS Vote

President Barack Obama on Thursday thanked Congress for quickly giving bipartisan approval of his request to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to combat Islamic terrorists, saying it shows the world that Americans will not give in to fear.<p>“The strong bipartisan support in Congress for this new …

Paul: ISIS Plan 'Absurd,' U.S. Can't Fight Alongside Jihadists

White House Indicates Preference In Scottish Independence Vote

The United States continues to have concerns about the Scottish independence efforts as Thursday’s vote approaches, the White House indicated …

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Scotland independence: accusations fly between two sides in fight for votes

Campaigning in Scotland's referendum reached a new intensity on the final Sunday before the referendum, with thousands of canvassers and people manning hundreds of street stalls fighting for the final few hundred thousand votes either side needs to clinch victory.<p>As Church of Scotland leaders …

US launches first offensive strikes against ISIS in Iraq

The U.S. military launched airstrikes against the Islamic State militants in Iraq Monday in its first move in the newly broadened mission authorized by President Obama to go on the offensive against the terror group.<p>The U.S. Central Command said in a press release that the strikes were conducted to …