| NYT's Thomas L. Friedman speaks with President Obama about how the United States can be a benevolent force in the world. Obama also said, "Something I said earlier serves as a warning to us. And that is, societies don't work if political factions take maximalist positions. And I have to say here that I've been speaking in generalities and trying not to be too political, but that ideological extremism and maximalist position is much more prominent right now in the Republican party."
| President Barack Obama on Monday welcomed new leadership in Iraq as "a promising step forward" amid a political and security crisis and said the only lasting solution in Iraq is the formation of an inclusive government.
| Distancing herself from President Barack Obama's foreign policy, Hillary Clinton said in an interview published Sunday that the U.S. decision not to intervene early in the Syrian civil war was a "failure."
| President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed a broader long-term strategy to confront Islamic militants in Iraq, who have surprised U.S. intelligence with the fast pace of their approach on the Kurdish capital of Irbil.
| President Barack Obama has signed a $16.3 billion measure allowing the Veterans Affairs Department to hire thousands of doctors, nurses and other health professionals at the VA's nearly 1,000 hospitals and outpatient clinics nationwide.
| A White House official said President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday that U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and information technology projects across Africa.
| A panel, including Charles Krauthammer, discusses the Obama administration's involvement in the Israel and Palestine conflict, and why Krauthammer believes John Kerry made it worse by going to Israel and proposing a cease-fire that the Israeli cabinet voted unanimously against.