Jules Witcover

10/23/2014 - 2:48pm

    Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval Office was clearly devised not only to calm mushrooming public fears but...

09/25/2014 - 12:29pm

    Congress has now temporarily bought into what has become President Obama's war against the terrorist Islamic State. Both the House and Senate have voted limited funds to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight, not against their country's dictator, but...

09/25/2014 - 12:21pm

    In Barack Obama's determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is relying on transparent semantics.

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09/25/2014 - 11:34am

    Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions.

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09/18/2014 - 4:40pm

    The strategy President Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country of "a perpetual war footing....

09/18/2014 - 3:45pm

    In reluctantly deciding to take the fight against the terrorist Islamic State into Syria, President Obama finds himself caught in a political and military version of "Catch-22."

    He is poised to launch heavy air attacks on the Islamic...

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