President Obama Wednesday morning asked Congress to authorize the use of ground forces against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Why should the United States send lethal weapons to Ukraine? Whatever reasons are offered and debated, surely Senator Lindsey Graham’s feelings should not be among them.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s planned speech on Iran before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month is creating controversy in Jerusalem well as in Washington.

President Obama will be asking Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, probably by the end of the week, the Washington newspaper The Hill reported Wednesday night.

A bipartisan group of 15 U.S. senators is urging President Obama to give weapons to Ukraine to support government forces battling Russian-backed rebels in the country’s eastern provinces.

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