January 24, 2015 8:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Saturday Governor Bobby Jindal walked a fine line between religion and politics. The governor was a central figure at the Response prayer rally and the Louisiana Life March South, an anti-abortion demonstration. Both events were held on the LSU campus.
First Jindal led the prayer rally held... more »
January 22, 2015 2:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Republican supporters of Gov. Bobby Jindal are creating a super PAC to back a possible 2016 presidential campaign by the Louisiana governor. Paperwork setting up the political action committee, called the Believe Again PAC, was to be filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, according to Brad... more »
January 13, 2015 3:04 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the U.S. Obama unveiled a proposal for cybersecurity legislation at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center just outside Washington. He says cyberthreats pose "an enormous challenge."... more »
January 12, 2015 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON - Another week, another round of veto threats from President Barack Obama. The White House says Obama would veto legislation backed by House Republicans that would undo the immigration executive orders the president issued late last year. The GOP wants to include provisions blocking the executive actions in a... more »
January 12, 2015 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says it erred in not sending a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday. More than 40 world leaders attended the rally, which was aimed at showing unity following terror attacks by Islamic militants that left 17 people dead. The Obama administration... more »
January 8, 2015 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says in a videotaped message that he wants to make community college free "for everybody who is willing to work for it." Obama says in the video posted on Facebook that he will announce his plan to make community college accessible to anyone during a... more »
January 6, 2015 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving construction of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that would have forced Obama's hand on the issue failed to clear Congress in its final days last year. But the Congress that convened Tuesday is Republican-controlled... more »
January 6, 2015 3:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed back to Iowa to meet with local pastors and again look for support among Christian evangelicals for a possible White House campaign. The stated reason for Jindal's trip on Tuesday is to talk about his appearance later this month at a... more »
December 30, 2014 11:58 AM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital after a stay of about a week for treatment of shortness of breath. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Tuesday the 90-year-old Bush had left Houston's Methodist Hospital, was resting at home and was "grateful to the... more »
December 26, 2014 4:55 PM
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is spending a fourth night in a Houston hospital where he's being treated after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Friday evening the 90-year-old Bush "remains in high spirits and continues to make progress." No other details... more »
December 24, 2014 2:05 AM
HOUSTON, TX - Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. Spokesman Jim McGrath said in statement that Bush was taken Tuesday evening by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a "precaution." McGrath says the 90-year-old Bush "will be held... more »
December 22, 2014 2:11 AM
WASHINGTON - A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments Monday in a case brought by an Arizona sheriff who claims the program will let more... more »
December 18, 2014 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is using a streak of recent activism to shake up the governing status quo and create a new normal for his successors. Obama has taken aggressive steps on immigration, Internet access, climate change and Cuba. With them, he is laying down a foundation that while... more »
December 18, 2014 11:57 AM
WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush is stepping down from an advisory role with British banking giant Barclays. A Bush spokesman said Thursday that the former Florida governor would resign his senior advisor position at the end of the year. Bush has been with the banking and financial services firm since 2009.... more »
December 16, 2014 3:23 PM
WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Pittsburgh is declaring that President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab says Obama's order in November designed to spare millions living illegally in the United States from deportation amounts to "unilateral legislative action" in violation of... more »
December 16, 2014 12:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge-based home nursing giant Amedisys Inc. has hired health care industry veteran Paul B. Kusserow to serve as its president and chief executive officer. Kusserow's career includes stints at Humana Inc., where he served as senior vice president, chief strategy, innovations and corporate development officer, and... more »
December 10, 2014 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON - An Associated Press-GfK poll finds 86 percent of Americans lack confidence that Democratic President Barack Obama and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the nation's problems. Approval ratings for the president and Congress are about the same as before the election, with 41 percent approval for... more »
December 3, 2014 3:11 PM
PHILADELPHIA - A 165-year-old letter from Abraham Lincoln could be just the thing for the history buff in your family. That is, if you have $40,000 to spare. A rare documents dealer in Philadelphia is selling an 1849 letter penned by Lincoln that offers insight into his stint as a... more »
December 3, 2014 2:27 PM
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is leading a multistate coalition in suing over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration. Many top Republicans have denounced the president's unilateral move designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation. But Texas Gov.-elect... more »
December 2, 2014 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of President Obama's health care overhaul law say Democrats used an unconstitutional amendment process to get it through Congress. Health care law opponents told a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the bill violates the Constitution's requirement that tax-raising measures... more »
December 1, 2014 1:14 PM
WASHINGTON - Spurred by the Ferguson, Missouri shooting, President Barack Obama is calling for $75 million in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to wear body cameras that record their interactions with civilians. However, Obama is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide military-style equipment to local... more »
November 28, 2014 1:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The board supervising the Southern University System is suspending its search for a new president until January. On Friday, the board - meeting in New Orleans - voted 10-4 to suspend the search amid concerns over the short timeline for finding a new leader. The search will... more »
November 26, 2014 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is announcing steps to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems. The Environmental Protection Agency is calling for a new, lower threshold for ozone pollution of 65 to 70 parts per billion. That's down from the current standard... more »
November 26, 2014 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass? Will it be Mac? Or is it Cheese? The White House was running an online contest until Wednesday afternoon to let the public decide which of the two nearly 50-pound... more »
November 24, 2014 2:03 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane. Obama is praising the artists, activists and lawmakers receiving the award at a White House ceremony. Among the recipients are Ethel Kennedy, actress Meryl Streep... more »
November 21, 2014 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON - Anyone can relate. You get in your mode of transport -- car, boat, helicopter -- and you realize you forgot something: glasses, wallet, cell phone. So it went for President Barack Obama Friday. On his way to Las Vegas to promote his immigration executive actions, Obama boarded his... more »
November 20, 2014 4:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - People around Baton Rouge have mixed feelings about President Obama's expected changes to immigration policy.
Legal immigrants we spoke with say the new policy gives them and their family members hope.
"It's a great opportunity. Everyone is waiting for that, and it's been so long... more »
November 10, 2014 3:41 PM
WASHINGTON - When it comes to the issue of "Net Neutrality," the White House is coming down on the side of consumer activists. They're afraid that if Internet providers are allowed to charge more money to Netflix and other big sources of content -- to make sure their material is... more »
November 6, 2014 1:12 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Three men are facing charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president. U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker said in a news release Thursday that Craig Kolhagen, Dennis Pennington and James Bowling had been indicted on charges including wire fraud and procurement fraud.... more »
October 21, 2014 2:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal told News 2 today that if he stays in politics after his term is over, it would be to run for president.
Jindal told Michael Marsh Tuesday it was the only other job in politics he wanted. He said he and First Lady... more »
October 17, 2014 1:26 PM
WASHINGTON - The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet? When his credit card was declined last month while dining in New York, President Barack Obama wondered if he had become a victim of identity theft. Obama said Friday at the Consumer Financial... more »
September 29, 2014 3:34 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban. Ghani Ahmadzai became president of Afghanistan in a peaceful transition Monday after a six-month election season that... more »
September 26, 2014 8:59 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Gov. Bobby Jindal has joined Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein on two education-related campaign stops, and both were quizzed by youngsters. Jindal, who's likely considering a run for president in 2016, and Havenstein visited a charter school in Manchester on Friday before touring US FIRST, a student... more »
August 27, 2014 3:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Cliff Vannoy, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the LSU Alumni Association, was named president and chief executive officer of the alumni organization last Friday.
Vannoy served as interim CEO after previous alumni president Charlie Roberts resigned in the midst of a job-for-sex scandal... more »
August 16, 2014 10:35 AM
EDGARTOWN, Mass. - President Barack Obama is calling on Congress and colleges to help make the cost of higher education more manageable. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says higher education is "the surest ticket to the middle class." But he says paying for that education is a... more »
August 9, 2014 10:47 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is opening a two-week summer vacation in Martha's Vineyard just as the U.S. is engaged in airstrikes against Islamic militant targets in Iraq. Obama is due to arrive on the Massachusetts island Saturday afternoon. He's breaking up his vacation with a two-day return to Washington... more »
August 7, 2014 11:01 PM
WASHINGTON- In an address to the nation that interrupted television shows Thursday, the president said he authorized the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the critical city of Irbil, where the U.S. has a consulate and a military operations center.
... more »
August 3, 2014 6:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent influx of illegal immigrant children into the state, more and more people are joining the conversation on what to do about it.
Governor Jindal has sent a letter to the White House blasting President Obama on claims that the government failed... more »
July 25, 2014 3:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Ronald Richard announced on Friday that he is stepping down as President and CEO of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and will be replaced by current Senior Vice-President Rick Perry.
Richard will remain with the nonprofit organization that supports LSU athletics as president and CEO Emeritus.
... more »
July 18, 2014 2:10 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is back at the White House after his return there was delayed by the discovery of a suspicious package. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama was held aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base until the package at the White House... more »
July 15, 2014 2:33 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern... more »
July 11, 2014 5:18 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House says companies like Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small business. President Barack Obama will launch an initiative Friday called SupplierPay. Twenty-six companies have agreed to participate. The companies are committing to pay... more »
July 10, 2014 4:37 AM
AUSTIN, TX - President Barack Obama is seeking to recast the political debate over young migrants arriving at the border as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand. Obama turned to one of his chief critics,... more »
July 3, 2014 9:25 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says militants fired two rockets into the military side of the Kabul airport, striking President Hamid Karzai's helicopter as it sat on the tarmac. Abdul Wahab Wardak, the commander of the military airport, says only one of the two rockets exploded in Thursday's attack... more »
July 1, 2014 2:34 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is mixing a little Fourth of July patriotism with a pitch to fix the nation's bridges and highways. For good measure, he wants his Cabinet to hit the road. Obama on Tuesday will call on Congress to close tax loopholes and use the money... more »
June 16, 2014 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq. Obama says the forces are going to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He says the forces are equipped for combat and will remain in... more »
June 12, 2014 2:13 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans' staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, Cantor's stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama. Rather than opening a pathway... more »
June 6, 2014 6:27 PM
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton says if she seeks the White House again she will release her medical records in the same manner of past presidential candidates. The former secretary of state tells ABC News that she would, in her words, "do what other candidates have done. Absolutely." Clinton was... more »
May 27, 2014 2:17 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty. The Obama administration has acknowledged concerns over Russia's testing of a ground-launched cruise missile, which would violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed... more »
May 16, 2014 6:05 AM
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - A police commissioner in New Hampshire is under fire after he referred to President Obama as the "n-word'.
A town resident claims Robert Copeland uttered the phrase aloud while dining at a restaurant late last year. It has many people calling for his resignation.
Copeland... more »
May 7, 2014 2:14 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama is set to come to California for a series of fundraisers and a speech at a Holocaust history foundation. The president is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. From there he'll attend a fundraiser for Democratic... more »
April 30, 2014 4:11 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama blames Republicans for blocking an election-year increase in the federal minimum wage and says their vote denied millions of Americans a way out of poverty. Republicans argue that an increase in the minimum wage would result in job losses. In a mostly partisan vote, the... more »
April 26, 2014 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is again encouraging Congress to pass a bill raising the minimum raise to $10.10 an hour. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says increasing the pay for minimum-wage workers would help 28 million workers. He says Republican lawmakers not only don't want to... more »
April 25, 2014 4:25 AM
SEOUL, South Korea - President Barack Obama's visit to South Korea is being tinged by the nation's mourning over this month's ferry disaster. Obama was due at the Blue House, the South Korean equivalent of America's White House, on Friday for an evening of talks with President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay).... more »
April 23, 2014 6:04 AM
TOKYO, JAPAN - President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming. Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday night on an official state visit. He was headed straight for a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister... more »
April 1, 2014 8:56 PM
LIVINGSTON - Neighboring parishes are teaming up to study the impact of a proposed levee system before construction can begin.
"Let's really look at the whole region," Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said.
Ricks and the Livingston Parish Council are urging leaders of a proposed levee system around... more »
March 20, 2014 2:45 PM
ORLANDO, Fla.- President Barack Obama is blending his economic and political pitches by calling for equal pay for women and for Congress to pass more family-friendly workplace policies. Obama says women should get equal pay for equal work and says they should be able to have a baby without fear... more »
March 19, 2014 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men's basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN Wednesday. Florida and Arizona rounded out... more »
February 11, 2014 12:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Students at Southern University staged a sit-in at the system president's office Tuesday to protest the recent decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract.
The Board of Supervisors voted not to the renew the contract last week. Llorens' last day of his three-year tenure would... more »
February 10, 2014 10:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- A large crowd gathered Monday evening, mostly to protest the Southern University board's decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract.
Llorens contends he was not happy with the new deal that appeared to give the system president, Ronald Mason, more power and gave less power to... more »
January 31, 2014 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some business owners in Baton Rouge say raising minimum wages to $10.10 per hour as President Obama suggests would cost consumers more money.
But workers like Khadija Lamraoui say minimum wage increases would make day-to-day life better.
"There's some people out here that get paid... more »
January 29, 2014 10:51 PM
SHREVEPORT- A private college in north Louisiana is taking the president's State of the Union address seriously and raising what the school considers minimum wage for its employees.
The president of Centenary College, David Rowe, said that the wage scale is increasing for its regular, full-time and part-time staff... more »
January 28, 2014 11:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- As one journalist put it, the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night was the collision of pop culture and political life as Louisiana reality star Willie Robertson and his wife attended as guests of lawmakers.
Robertson is part of the Duck Dynasty gang and became... more »
January 28, 2014 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promising to improve American education from preschool to college in his State of the Union address. Obama promised to connect 15,000 schools and 20 million students with high-speed broadband in the next two years. It's part of the goal he announced last summer to... more »
January 13, 2014 2:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- At the start of his Asian business development trip, Gov. Bobby Jindal has met with the president of Taiwan and executives from Formosa Plastics Corporation. Jindal and President Ma Ying-jeou talked about shared economic interests between Louisiana and Taiwan, which imports agricultural, energy and chemical products from the... more »
December 17, 2013 10:28 PM
LIVINGSTON- An olive branch has apparently been extended among feuding parish leaders in Livingston Parish.
Leaders, upset over roads, have been at odds over hiring a contractor to do repairs. Parish council members were upset the parish president hired a firm without their consultation.
After a discussion, the... more »
November 15, 2013 2:16 PM
LUBBOCK, Tx - A National College Baseball Hall of Fame complex planned for West Texas will be named after America's 41st president. Groundbreaking for the George H.W. Bush National College Baseball Hall of Fame will be held next June in Lubbock. Hall officials on Thursday announced plans to name the... more »
October 30, 2013 2:34 PM
BOSTON - Security officials in Boston are preparing for an extraordinary day of World Series baseball and politics in which a presidential visit may be the least disruptive event. The Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. The hometown team has a chance to win its third... more »
October 1, 2013 1:13 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- Tuesday's government shutdown includes a popular outdoors area, especially one frequented by hunters.
Cat Island will be closed as long as the stalemate in Washington, D.C. continues.
An operator at the wildlife refuge said Monday, the gates would be locked if a budget deal was not... more »
September 30, 2013 9:47 PM
WASHINGTON- House Republicans are expected to discuss more legislation dealing with funding the government Monday night as a shutdown nears.
It could be the first in 17 years. The deadline is midnight.
"There side thinks it is good that bureaucrats run our life; our side thinks 'heck, it... more »
September 12, 2013 10:35 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- A group of people wanting to be the parish's first parish president met with voters Thursday night.
Recently, voters approved a change in the way the parish is governed, and they'll elect a new leader to lead the change in October.
Candidates spoke about change and... more »
September 12, 2013 10:37 AM
MOSCOW - Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government has agreed to surrender its chemical weapons in response to Russia's initiative and not because of the U.S. threat of attack. Assad told Russia's state Rossiya 24 news channel in an interview that is set to be broadcast fully later Thursday... more »
September 11, 2013 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON - For President Barack Obama, the prospect of more U.S. military action in the Middle East hangs over his observance today of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. During a ceremony at the Pentagon, he vowed to "defend our nation" against the threats that endure, even though they... more »
September 10, 2013 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lawyers for journalists and LSU were told by a judge Tuesday to come to an agreement about information dealing with the university's presidential search earlier this year.
Reporters sued when LSU refused to make the list of candidates for the job public. Eventually, the Board of Supervisors... more »
September 10, 2013 9:58 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pledging that he won't deploy ground combat troops or wage a prolonged air campaign against Syria. In his speech to the nation Tuesday seeking public support for a possible military strike against President Bashar Assad's government, the president also promised he would not pursue... more »
September 10, 2013 4:27 PM
WASHINGTON - Twenty-four hours after distancing itself from a Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapons, the State Department moved to embrace the idea, which the U.S. says President Barack Obama and the Russian president first discussed last year. Russia's surprise announcement came Monday after Secretary of State John Kerry... more »
September 10, 2013 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON - President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight about a possible U. S. response to Syria using chemical weapons against rebel fights and civilians in its ongoing civil war.
The president initially called chemical weapons use a "red line" he warned Syria not to cross. Obama... more »
September 10, 2013 2:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies sent by a judge to search for documents related to the LSU Board of Supervisors' search for a new university president testified this afternoon that they didn't find what they were looking for.
The deputies told Judge Janice Clark, who ordered the search this... more »
September 10, 2013 11:00 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach has been elected president of the International Olympic Committee.
Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, succeeds Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years as head of the Olympic body.
Bach, the long-time favorite, defeated five rival candidates in Tuesday's... more »
September 10, 2013 10:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge today said she would direct the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office to enforce her order requiring LSU's Board of Supervisors to turn over a list of applicants for the university president's position.
Judge Janice Clark said today LSU would not follow her... more »
September 10, 2013 10:16 AM
WASHINGTON - A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. The official says Obama discussed the proposal Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron.... more »
September 9, 2013 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control to avoid U.S. military strikes could be a potential breakthrough. Obama told NBC News in an interview Monday that he remains skeptical that Syria will follow through and turn over its stockpile, so he's... more »
September 6, 2013 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - Stephen Waguespack has been named as the next president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI).
LABI is the state's largest and most influential business group.
Waguespack will follow outgoing president Dan Juneau who has run the organization since 1989.
Juneau announced... more »
September 4, 2013 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage? Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range policy will... more »
September 4, 2013 4:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's congressional delegation remains hesitant and uncommitted to President Barack Obama's request for support of a U.S. military strike against Syria. Only one member of the state's delegation, Republican Rep. John Fleming, has taken a definitive stance on the proposal. And he's in solid opposition to U.S.... more »
September 3, 2013 12:55 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's push for a military strike in Syria is gaining significant momentum today. Leaders of both parties in Congress say they're convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, and that the U.S. should respond. Obama met today with more than... more »
September 3, 2013 10:34 AM
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says he will support President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too. The Ohio Republican says the use of chemical weapons must be responded... more »
September 2, 2013 2:46 PM
WASHINGTON - Two Republican foreign policy hawks say President Barack Obama must make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad's Syria if he wants to win congressional backing for the operation. Sen. John McCain tells reporters at the White House that Obama's intervention now will be more difficult because Assad... more »
September 2, 2013 12:53 PM
PARIS - Syrian President Bashar Assad says military strikes against his country would risk triggering a regional war. The Syrian leader says the Middle East is a "powder keg" and no one can say what will transpire if the West takes military action against Syria. He warns, however, that "the... more »