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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.

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.

NATO To Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force For Eastern Europe

NATO To Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force For Eastern EuropeNATO leaders are expected to set up a rapid-response force to deploy quickly to eastern Europe to defend against potential Russian aggression at their meeting in Wales later this week.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO MembershipUkrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his government has sent parliament a bill that allows Ukraine to open a path toward membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants

ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of ImmigrantsMarta Mendoza, a 47-year-old Mexican woman, had lived in the Los Angeles area illegally for 32 years. There, she raised six children, all U.S. citizens.