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The recent White House scandals including the Benghazi cover up, IRS targeting of conservatives, the Department of Justice seizing AP journalists' phone call records and issuing a warrant that named a Fox News reporter as a co-conspirator are quite serious, but it is the Obama policies supported by his administration and Democrats that are reshaping our country in a very negative way, and these need to be addressed.
Underlying the chaotic situation throughout the Middle East is the Obama administration's dysfunctional political strategy of switching sides in the Arab Spring revolutionary wars.
It is a well-known axiom of presidential politics that when things aren't going well at home, chief executives go abroad.
Agreement on a policy toward Syria isn't likely, but President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, did find common ground on reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons.
ohn R. Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, weighed in on Tuesday morning on the obviously uncomfortable get-together of President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, characterizing the attempt to find common ground on Syria a pure waste of time.
Outnumbered at the just-completed G-8 conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not give an inch on Syria, preferring to maintain one of Russia's most valuable, though unpopular, alliances.
Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a clear warning to the world this week, promising the world — and, specifically, Europeans — would "pay a price" for providing arms to rebels.
President Obama left a high-level international summit Tuesday without having secured the major breakthrough on Syria he'd hoped to achieve.
The press release from the White House concerning the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad and his military is a useless page of double-talk that answers nothing, and does not clarify any position held by President Obama that can be construed as emanating from a person of moral obligation to humankind. In recent days, his aversion to saying anything critical towards Mr. Assad is tantamount to cowardice.
President Obama's tack on Syria looks a lot like President George W. Bush's handling of Iraq and "sounds an awful lot like how Vietnam started," former Rep. Ron Paul argues in his weekly column.
Russia's support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad all but guarantees that the G-8 nations will not come to a unanimous decision on how to proceed with assisting Syrian rebels in the country's ongoing civil war.
From the moment the Group of Eight summit began, the dividing lines on how to intervene in the Syrian civil war became clear: The U.S. and its European allies on one side, Russia on the other.
"Militarily, where is our commander in chief?" former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin asked a Faith & Freedom Coalition audience in Washington on Saturday.
Though it could be overshadowed by the conflict in Syria, leaders from the world's major industrial nations plan to discuss how they can boost economic growth and regain competitiveness during the Group of Eight summit this week.
Egypt's Islamist president says he is cutting off diplomatic relations with Syria and has ordered that Damascus Embassy in Cairo to be closed.