The campaign to train Iraqi and Syrian fighters to take on the Islamic State will be long and difficult. “This will not look like ‘shock and awe,’ ” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told a Senate committee Sept. 16.Here are what are likely to be the top three trickiest sticking points for the US military campaign in the months to come:
A new poll puts Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown in a dead heat in New Hampshire. But other polls suggest Senator Shaheen might still have a thin lead.
The fact that a candidate like Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa caucuses is the reason to end the Iowa caucuses.
LBJ, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama lost elections, but used the lessons to score future victories.
It seems that every time Congress passes an explicit war authorization, we get involved in a pretty big war. When the president just kind of does it on his own authority, the engagement tends to be much more limited.
Hillary Clinton is perhaps the most heavily favored nonincumbent presidential candidate in modern times. Her speech at Iowa's Harkin Steak Fry is sure to be parsed for clues to her intentions in 2016.
Ted Cruz was booed off the stage, after praising Israel at a meeting of Middle East Christians that included Palestinians. Was it a deliberate move to claim credit for standing up for Israel?
Control of the Senate is the big prize in the November midterms. Increasingly, the Republicans’ prospects are looking good.If Republicans do capture the Senate, isn’t that great for them? In many ways, yes. They’d get to set the Senate agenda, for starters. But winning also brings risks. Here are some:
Sen. Ted Cruz gave a keynote address Wednesday at a gala sponsored by In Defense of Christians, a group whose objective is to focus public attention on the plight of persecuted Middle East Christian groups.