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Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

Public Opinion Matches Partisan Divide Over U.S. Ground Troops In Syria

After the Paris attacks, the debate over the use of U.S ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria has deepened. Polls indicate the politicians reflect a similar split in public opinion.

Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

Nobody wants a side of politics on the Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through. You may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

Obama Administration Says House Bill Would Give 'Cover' To White-Collar Defendants

A bipartisan bill to overhaul the criminal-justice system has hit a snag. Its higher bar to prove guilt is something the Department of Justice says could benefit top-level executives.
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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Should The Phrase 'Islamic Extremism' Be Used? It's Debatable

Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.

The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.

Government Can Keep Memos Justifying Drone Strikes Secret, Court Rules

Unlike in an earlier case involving Anwar al-Awlaki, the federal appeals court panel says, the government has not already revealed the contents of these memos through other public channels.

Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.

Obama, Hollande Vow To Expand Attacks Against ISIS

French President Francois Hollande met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss the fight against ISIS in the wake of the Paris attacks.