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Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian RebelsThe Senate joined the House on Thursday in rare bipartisanship by approving a measure to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.

Iran’s Foreign Minister: U.S. ‘Not Serious’ About Defeating Islamic State

Iran’s Foreign Minister: U.S. ‘Not Serious’ About Defeating Islamic StateIran's foreign minister says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to combating extremist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Alaska Delegation Critical Of President’s ISIS Plan

On Capitol Hill, the reaction was split, and not just along party lines. Both of Alaska’s senators were critical of the president’s plan.

Begich, Murkowski wary of Obama plan

Alaska senators question president's Islamic State plan.

Nation Remembers 9/11 On 13th Anniversary Of Attacks

Nation Remembers 9/11 On 13th Anniversary Of AttacksOn the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden gathered on the White House lawn to observe a moment of silence.

Kerry Seeks Iraq’s Support On Move Against Islamic State

Kerry Seeks Iraq’s Support On Move Against Islamic StateSecretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq for talks on the crisis with the newly installed government in Baghdad.

Obama Tells Lawmakers He Has Authority He Needs For Islamic State Fight

Obama Tells Lawmakers He Has Authority He Needs For Islamic State FightThe bottom line is that it is unlikely that President Obama will ask Congress for authorization to conduct military strikes against the Islamic State.

Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State

Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic StateCiting a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he'll deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to fighting the group that has beheaded two American journalists this summer.

Obama Will Put Off Executive Actions On Immigration

Obama Will Put Off Executive Actions On ImmigrationResponding to fellow Democrats' concerns in a tight election season, President Obama will delay acting on his own on immigration issues until after November's midterm vote, the White House says.

‘Justice Will Be Served’ Obama Warns The Islamic State

‘Justice Will Be Served’ Obama Warns The Islamic StateThe Islamic State released a video Tuesday that showed a militant beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff. Overnight, the U.S. intelligence community came to the conclusion that the video was, indeed, authentic.
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