The president emphasizes the role of U.S. leadership -- but vows that America will not fight alone
Public doubts are increasing about the president’s response to crises in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.
Administration criticized for failing to first seek backing from Congress.
Military intervention against Sunni extremists is a setback for a president who wanted to end U.S. wars.
Foreign-policy experts he consulted with say he believes he doesn’t need Congress’s approval.
The White House reportedly does not believe it needs a vote from Congress to take action against the Islamic State in Syria
The number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States illegally dropped for the second month in a row.
The adviser has been called upon to defend an administration that has deported more than 2 million people.
“There’s going to be a military element” to the U.S. effort in the Middle East, he said in a TV interview.
President Obama played golf minutes after delivering a statement about journalist James Foley’s killing.