President Barack Obama said Thursday it's premature to go to Congress to authorize a strategy to defeat ISIS because he doesn't have one yet. "We don't have a strategy yet," Obama told reporters after being asked about striking ISIS in Syria, saying he didn't want to "put the cart before the horse." The line sure to be repeated often by his critics came as Republicans have been repeatedly demanding a strategy to defeat ISIS. Obama said he's asked the military for options to take on ISIS, but a decision to expand strikes into Syria isn't imminent and he suggested it would not happen before Congress returns from recess.

The Highest Grossing Kickstarter Campaign Ever
  • Fri, August 29, 2014

Diane Moca reports on a cool crowd funding idea gaining momentum from Kickstarter.

Obama: US 'Not Taking Military Action to Solve the Ukranian Problem'
  • Fri, August 29, 2014

President Barack Obama on Thursday dismissed any suggestion of military intervention to address Russias further incursion into Ukrainian territory, as Republican lawmakers renewed calls for stronger action. We are not taking military action to solve the Ukrainian problem. What were doing is to mobilize the international community to apply pressure on Russia, Obama said. But I think it is very important to recognize that a military solution to this problem is not going to be forthcoming.

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Act on Immigration
  • Fri, August 29, 2014

President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment Thursday to act unilaterally to change the nation's immigration laws before the end of the summer, nearly two months since announcing his plan in a Rose Garden speech. "I've been very clear about the fact that our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed," Obama said. "My preference continues to be that Congress act. I don't think anybody thinks that Congress is going to act in the short term, but hope springs eternal that after the midterm elections they may act."

Obama: Iraq Airstrikes Have Hurt Terrorists
  • Fri, August 29, 2014

President Barack Obama comments on the airstrikes in Iraq during a news conference at the White House. (Source: Bloomberg)

NewsBusted 8/29/14
  • Fri, August 29, 2014

TOPICS: -- Hillary Clinton -- Russian Reset -- South Sudan -- ISIS Operatives in U.S. -- Terrorists -- U.S. Border -- BBQ with Barack -- Vacation Days -- Obama and Golf -- U.S. Postal Service

Inside U.S. Hostage Policy
  • Fri, August 29, 2014

A look at some very rare exceptions in the United Statess otherwise strict policy of never negotiating with hostage-takers.

VA Says Veteran Deaths Not Linked to Delays in Care
  • Thu, August 28, 2014

After a four-month investigation, the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs denied the most explosive allegation driving the scandal in Phoenix -- that up to 40 veterans may have died while on secret waiting lists for care. Wyatt Andrews reports.

'Choking Capitalism': Regulations 'Stifling' the Economy?
  • Thu, August 28, 2014

Owner of small construction company argues federal regulations slow his business down, keep it from being competitive and hinders the small business 'life blood' of the US. #CrushingDreams

U.S. Budget, Economy Forecast Mixed Over Next Decade
  • Thu, August 28, 2014

The federal budget deficit over the next decade will be more than $400 billion less than forecasted in April 2014 according to the Congressional Budget Office. WSJ's Josh Zumbrun reports on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty

Freed Journalist Theo Curtis: "I Had No Idea So Much Effort Was Being Expended"
  • Thu, August 28, 2014

U.S. Journalist Peter Theo Curtis says he is overwhelmed to learn of the efforts that went into securing his release from Syrian extremist group al-Nusrah.

Sen. Dan Coats: "Look Very Closely" At Americans Returning From ISIS Regions
  • Thu, August 28, 2014

Sen. Dan Coats says we need to look "very carefully at our Visa waiver program, in terms of how it is currently constructed, and define a way in which we can address at least those that we know and those that we suspect might" be members of extremist groups like ISIS. "And they need to be treated in a different way in terms of entry into the United States. More security, more testing and checking at the entry points, to protect ourselves."

O'Reilly: Jerry Brown's "Sanctuary State" Of California
  • Thu, August 28, 2014

Very quietly, Governor Brown has created a sanctuary state in California. That is his state will not cooperate with the feds by enforcing immigration law. Earlier this week, Mexican President Nieto traveled to California and was greeted as a hero by authorities there, even though Nieto could pardon Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been imprisoned in Mexico for six months.

America Loves Trucks
  • Thu, August 28, 2014

America is officially a truck nation. FOX40 auto expert Nik Miles put away his racing helmet to take a ride in some of the newest pick-up trucks in America.

Earnest: Obama Will Act on Immigration Despite Threat of Government Shutdown
  • Thu, August 28, 2014

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday President Barack Obama will act unilaterally on immigration, despite new speculation that Republican lawmakers may shut down the government to block executive actions Obama plans to announce by the end of the summer. "It certainly was a shame when Republicans engaged in a strategy to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act," Earnest said. "We would hope that Republicans wouldn't do the same thing again ... over a common sense, bipartisan effort to try to mitigate at least some of the worst problems that are caused by our broken immigration system." To avoid a shutdown, lawmakers must pass legislation to fund the government before the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year.