CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The debate about whether President Barack Obama should seek congressional authorization to make limited strikes against Syria is part of his larger struggle to build a lasting legacy. Obama has studied the extraordinary achievements of Abraham Lincoln and other widely revered presidents.
WASHINGTON - In the annals of dishonest Washington debates, the question of whether to strike the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons is notable for its breathtaking incoherence.
WASHINGTON - Go in or keep out? It's a false choice when it comes to addressing the situation in Syria.
Whether it's negotiating over how much to spend on government operations or the government's borrowing limit, we hear a familiar refrain in Washington these days: There is absolutely no room to cut federal spending. But this is not the case.
WASHINGTON - The date: Aug. 28, 1963.
Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed putting $10 million into Georgia's Accountability Courts next year. This is the best news for our criminal justice system in many years. Why would Gov. Deal want to do this and what are these courts? Why would I say it's such good news?
WASHINGTON - Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing.
"Here's the difference between us," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained on "Fox News Sunday." "We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."
All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border.
WASHINGTON - As is his wont, Barack President Obama is treating the border crisis - more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally - as a public relations problem. Where to photo op and where not. He still hasn't enunciated a policy. He may not even have one.
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