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John Solomon

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President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.  (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

Analysis: Chastened, changed Obama suddenly echoes Bush 41

It's long been said that the Oval Office changes its occupants in ways only those who have served in the small club of presidents can appreciate. Nowhere was that more apparent than Wednesday night when Barack Obama, the once youthful politician who just six years ago eschewed American interventionism across the globe, became the fourth graying-haired president in the last quarter century to ask the American people to support a decision for expanded military action in Iraq. Published September 10, 2014

Current and former intelligence officials are furious at the Senate Intelligence Committee, headed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. They say the panel did not interview the senior managers of the interrogation program launched after the Sept. 11 attacks nor the CIA directors who oversaw it. (Associated Press)

Senate torture report didn't interview responsible CIA officers

Eleven years after the CIA last waterboarded a terror suspect, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is moving to uncloak its secret report on America's use of enhanced interrogation techniques in the early years of the war on terrorism, and the U.S. intelligence community is preparing to fight back. Published August 25, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate's most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation. Published March 13, 2014

DRAMA: Moves by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (left) and his staff to expedite visas ensnared President Obama's nominee to be the No. 2 Homeland Security official, Alejandro "Ali" Mayorkas (right), whose appointment is to be reviewed by the Senate on Wednesday.

VEGAS RULES: Harry Reid pushed feds to change ruling for casino's big-money foreigners

EXCLUSIVE: The Obama administration overruled career Homeland Security officials and expedited visa applications for about two dozen foreign investors for a politically connected Las Vegas casino hotel after repeated pressure from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his staff, according to internal government documents obtained by The Washington Times. Published December 10, 2013

Ben Carson, right, speaking at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, where he burst on the national scene when he criticized Obamacare with President Obama himself seated nearby on the dais. (Courtesy of C-SPAN)

The long line of conservatives targeted by the IRS

Tea party groups, Franklin Graham, Christine O'Donnell, a pro-marriage group. And now Dr. Ben Carson. The list of conservatives targeted by the Internal Revenue Service for audits, tax-exempt reviews or tax privacy breaches keeps growing, raising fresh questions in Washington about whether a scandal the Obama administration has blamed on bureaucratic incompetence and coincidence may in fact involve something more nefarious. Published October 3, 2013

A S.W.A.T. team arrives outside of the Navy Yard as workers are evacuated from the area while police search for a gunman, in Washington, D.C.,  Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.  (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Aaron Alexis may have picked up and used victims' weapons: investigators

Authorities investigating Monday's D.C. shooting spree believe the gunman brought a shotgun, legally purchased from a suburban Virginia gun shop, to the Navy Yard and acquired additional weapons at the scene, according to three law enforcement officials. Published September 16, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with U.N. Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, center, next to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, during a press conference after their meeting at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.  (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

US, Russia reach deal on Syria chemical weapons

The Obama administration and Russia reached a deal Saturday to compel Syria to account for and eventually destroy its chemical weapons arsenal, leaving open the possibility that the UN could authorize sanctions or military action for future violations. Published September 14, 2013