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House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

4 hours 4 min ago

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.

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Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria

4 hours 57 min ago

President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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A New Campaign Ad Sport: Billionaire Bashing

5 hours 16 min ago

It's open season on the wealthy political donors. Democratic campaign ads tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, while GOP ads paint sinister images of George Soros and Tom Steyer.

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

7 hours 37 min ago

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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House Poised To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels

13 hours 52 min ago

The expected vote on whether to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.

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Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

16 hours 22 min ago

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.

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Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

16 hours 22 min ago

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

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Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

16 hours 22 min ago

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing legislation that would authorize use of military force against the Islamic State including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces.

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Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

September 16, 2014 - 5:12pm

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee.

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Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola

September 16, 2014 - 4:05pm

The president announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.

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Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

September 16, 2014 - 11:46am

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president's plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.

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Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet

September 16, 2014 - 10:37am

Some economists say Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear that a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.

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How To Measure Success Against The New Monster In The Middle East?

September 16, 2014 - 6:49am

Most Americans are far from clear as to what this "ISIL" monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.

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Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

September 16, 2014 - 1:32am

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

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Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

September 15, 2014 - 6:55pm

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

September 15, 2014 - 5:06pm

President Obama awarded the medals to two Vietnam veterans on Monday. Eighty-year-old Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

September 14, 2014 - 5:08pm

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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How To Spot A Vulnerable House Democrat

September 13, 2014 - 11:03am

Thirteen Democrats voted with Republicans this week on what could be the final "message" votes heading into the midterm elections.

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

September 13, 2014 - 10:40am

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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