The US has said it wants to deter Syria – or anyone else – from using chemical weapons. But hitting the chemical weapons themselves could be dangerous for several reasons.
Recent presidents have gotten permission from Congress or the UN Security Council before launching attacks. But on Syria, neither of those options looks feasible for President Obama.
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant will shut down by the end of 2014, its owner said Tuesday, citing 'financial factors.' It is the fifth nuclear plant this year to close or to have plans made for closure.
To observe the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, President Obama will deliver a speech that's expected to be tinged with personal feeling. Joining him will be Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
Under President Obama, seven people have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act for leaking classified documents to the news media, compared with three during all previous presidencies. Here's a breakdown of prosecutions by administration.