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4 Things To Know About Obama's Islamic State Strategy

September 9, 2014 - 8:13am

The president today is set to meet congressional leaders to discuss his strategy to combat the insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He's expected to address the nation on the subject on Wednesday.

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4 Things To Know About Obama's Islamic State Strategy

September 9, 2014 - 8:13am

The president met with congressional leaders today to discuss his strategy to combat the insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He's also expected to address the nation on the subject Wednesday.

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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

September 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Americans generally agree that too much money is spent running for office. The Senate took up a proposed constitutional amendment that could change that, but it's not likely to ultimately pass.

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Obama Wants Congress' Support On ISIS, But He May Not Need It

September 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Congressional leaders will be at the White House on Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State.

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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

September 9, 2014 - 3:31am

A committee is looking at how federal programs have equipped thousands of local police and sheriff's departments with gear made for warfare, and whether more oversight is needed.

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Pryor Sticks To The Middle In Close Arkansas Senate Race

September 8, 2014 - 5:17pm

Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor is running one of the closest Senate races in the country. Arkansas has grown more Republican, but he hopes to win a third term on his reputation as a down-the-middle guy.

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Back In Session, Congress Faces Budget Bill, ISIS Threat

September 8, 2014 - 4:14pm

Congress was back in town on Monday for a two-week sprint before the midterm elections. On the schedule: pass a budget bill so the government doesn't shut down again, decide the fate of the agency that helps businesses finance U.S.-exported goods and figure out what to do about ISIS.

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Arab League Chief Urges 'Confrontation' With Islamic State Militants

September 8, 2014 - 9:08am

In apparent backing of the U.S., Nabil Elaraby tells the 22-member organization that it needs a "comprehensive confrontation" with the extremist group.

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Once Low-Key, U.S. Senate Race In Kansas Suddenly Volatile

September 8, 2014 - 5:03am

Sen. Pat Roberts was expected to skate to re-election. Republicans now are panicked that he could lose to a well-funded independent candidate, harming the GOP's chances of winning Senate control.

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