- President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet at the White House on Wednesday. - Frankly, Mr. President, it feels like you’ve taken California for granted - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages. - President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) each gave wide-ranging network interviews on Sunday, offering their perspectives on the war against the Islamic State, the 2014 midterm election campaign, and their economic records. - President Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor who had a criminal record during a recent visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. - President Obama arrives in Chicago Wednesday evening to campaign for Democratic candidates including Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin, and to speak at Northwestern University. - When President Obama welcomes new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House for a private dinner Monday might, it will be more than US amends for having denied Mr. Modi a visa (and maintaining the ban for nearly a decade) over his handling of sectarian riots in India’s Gujarat state in 2002 when he was chief minister. - As the competence of the Secret Service is questioned, details emerged of another lapse in the security around President Obama: Earlier this month Secret Service agents allowed an armed ex-convict and security contractor in an elevator with Obama during a trip to Atlanta, the Washington Post r - PRESIDENT OBAMA tells '60 Minutes' that US intelligence officials 'underestimated' the threat posed by ISIS and overestimated the Iraq military's capability of defeating the militants, while also acknowledging that the ongoing airstrikes against ISIS and other militant groups in Syria help that country's dictator, Bashar al-Assad. VIDEOS: Obama: Intel officials 'underestimated' ISIS | Will DOJ ... - Is President Obama blaming everyone but himself for missing the danger posed by the Islamic State (IS), allowing it to grab a big slice of territory in Syria and Iraq?