Obama reveals daughters Malia and Sasha both took part in anti-racism protests this summer ‘without any prompting’ from him or Michelle, and admits: ‘I couldn’t have been prouder’

‘Just remember, this country was founded on protest: It is called the American Revolution, and every step of progress in this country, every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals has been won through efforts that made the status quo uncomfortable.

Obama meets foreign military chiefs to discuss Isis strategy

Having Turkey at the table will be key. Ankara has come under some pressure to send its own ground troops into Syria against Isis forces. The country could announce after the meeting that it will join Saudi Arabia in training moderate Syrian rebels, Cordesman said.

‘Angel moms’ respond to critics of White House event

RAYMOND ARROYO, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, yes, she just gave her rights away so that the rest of her staff, the 200 people working on the show, could continue working. The problem is this — ABC is going to relaunch her show. They are calling it “The Conners,” so it will focus on the family, […]

Biden’s Cabinet Likely to Get US Mired in More ‘Forever Wars’, Analysts Say

Biden’s picks are all Obama-era officials with whom the former vice president has worked side by side and who supported the foreign policies of then-president Barack Obama and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including intervention in Libya, a controversial approach to militants in Syria, the drawn-out withdrawal from Iraq, and others.

New President Hassan Rouhani makes the unimaginable imaginable for Iran

On the American side, hostility is the product of the deeply traumatic hostage crisis of 1979-80 and Iran’s long and sometimes bloody campaign to undermine US interests around the world. Iran’s hostility springs from deeper history. A nuclear deal with Iran will only be possible if the West finds a way to calm Iranian fears […]

White House extends olive branch as Iran president Rouhani inaugurated

But the apparent olive branch comes amid hawkish calls in Washington for tougher sanctions on Tehran and the possibility of military action if no resolution is found. In a letter sent to President Barack Obama, 76 senators demanded tougher economic punishment for Iran until the Islamic republic scales back its nuclear ambitions. It also urged […]

Progressive groups want ‘squad member’ Rashida Tlaib in Biden cabinet

The Sunrise Movement, a group focused on the urgency of climate change, is advocating for cabinet picks who have no ties to fossil fuel companies or corporate lobbyists. It’s a wish list that includes Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Iran condemns tougher US oil sanctions bill passed by House

John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the house, and Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, both spoke in favour of the measure, which was passed by 400 votes to 20. Boehner told representatives that Iran was a “global menace”, and Pelosi said sanctions should be kept in place because they had had an impact.

26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Whereabouts of David Coleman Headley still not known

Raining bullets on innocent passengers at CST”Kaay maraayla chaalalaas ka?” (Why are you going inside? Do you want to die?), Photo-journalist Satish Malavade remembers a policeman shouting at him. The interjection came with a generous dose of expletives as well. The extent of the attack and its horror was still to unfold. Initially, he was […]

Biden Pick for Top Diplomat Likely to Escalate US Interference in Syria, Ex-UK Envoy Says

Ford also said Blinken believes rejoining the Iran nuclear agreement will put the United States in a stronger position to tackle Tehran over its “destabilising behaviour.” “If this is the mindset and the objective he brings to the table with Iran, the recalibration of relations with Iran is dead in the water”, he predicted.