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White House: Obama was not comparing Islamic State to JV squad

During an Aug. 25 briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked if President Obama underestimated the Islamic State when he appeared to make a previous comparison between the group and a junior varsity basketball squad.

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White House: Obama is reviewing military options to fight IS in Syria

At the daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the president has been working with his national security team "to develop military options for taking the fight to" Islamic State militants in Syria. He said the situation there was different from Somalia, where the U.S. recently launched a drone strike.

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350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

(Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)

The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.

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White House: Thoughts, prayers with Sotloff family

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said at the daily briefing on Tuesday that he could not confirm reports of the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff but that the administration's "thoughts and prayers first and foremost are with Mr. Sotloff and Mr. Sotloff's family and those who worked with him."

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Immigration protesters arrested outside the White House

Roughly 100 immigration activists staged at sit-in protest outside the White House Thursday, resulting in dozens being arrested by U.S. Park Police officers.

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White House picks D.C. attorney Danny Marti to be the next “IP czar”

The Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator position has been vacant since last August.

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Obama says he’ll meet next month at White House with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Obama says he’ll meet next month at White House with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko .

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White House: No change to US terror warnings

The White House does not expect the U.S. to raise its terrorism threat warning level.

White House picks D.C. attorney Danny Marti to be the next ‘IP czar’

The Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator position has been vacant since last August.

 

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