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Congress Generally Supportive Of Action Against ISIS

September 11, 2014 - 4:23pm

President Obama's request for congressional authorization to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State militants has thrown a wrench into what was supposed to have been a quiet two weeks on Capitol Hill.

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Rand Paul: U.S. Must Be More Realistic In Foreign Policy Approach

September 11, 2014 - 4:16pm

The Senate Republican from Kentucky responds to President Obama's strategy for fighting the Islamic State, saying the commander-in-chief is "going about it in the wrong way."

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Voters Hate Money In Politics ... Sort Of

September 11, 2014 - 2:21pm

Voters overwhelmingly tell pollsters they dislike how much money is in politics. But they don't consider it a major issue.

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Boehner: House GOP 'Ready To Work With The President'

September 11, 2014 - 12:55pm

The House speaker said Congress "ought to give the president what he's asking for" but also expressed skepticism, saying the White House plan to defeat Islamic State militants doesn't go far enough.

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Missouri Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Abortion, Guns

September 11, 2014 - 12:53pm

The state is set to expand gun rights and establish a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions after lawmakers overruled vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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WATCH: Carney, McCain Spar On CNN Over ISIS Strategy

September 11, 2014 - 10:50am

The former White House press secretary went toe to toe with the Republican senator after President Obama's address to the nation about the Islamic State.

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Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

September 11, 2014 - 7:35am

President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.

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Opinion Pages Offer Support On Plan To Combat Islamic State

September 11, 2014 - 7:22am

Editorials in major U.S. dailies signaled cautious backing of President Obama's plan to broaden an American-led offensive against the insurgency.

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Congress Will Eventually Vote On Force Against Islamist Militants

September 11, 2014 - 4:55am

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers talks to Steve Inskeep about whether Congress will authorize military action against militant members of the Islamic State.

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Obama Tells Nation Islamist Threat Could Reach U.S. Shores

September 11, 2014 - 4:55am

The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.

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As Visible Villain, Islamic State Alters U.S. Political Calculus

September 10, 2014 - 11:43pm

For the first time since the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. president has a symbolic figure to rail against — one potent enough to rally the country around.

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Obama Called On Congress In His Speech. How Is It Answering?

September 10, 2014 - 10:23pm

The president said that he has the authority to address the threat from the Islamic State, but that he would welcome congressional support. Here's how members of Congress reacted online.

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Transcript: President Obama On How U.S. Will Address Islamic State

September 10, 2014 - 9:05pm

The president delivered a prime-time televised address to the American people on his efforts to go after the group in Iraq and Syria.

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

September 10, 2014 - 4:30pm

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.

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President Obama To Outline Strategy For Confronting ISIS

September 10, 2014 - 4:28pm

In a prime-time address on Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to frame the threat posed by the Islamic State and outline his strategy for "degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group." The speech comes as domestic public opinion on intervention has changed markedly in the wake of the beheading of two American journalists.

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Coakley Will Face Baker In Massachusetts Governor's Race

September 10, 2014 - 9:20am

Attorney General Martha Coakley begins with an advantage in the Democratic state, but polling shows a majority views Republican Charlie Baker as a strong enough leader to be an effective governor.

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Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

September 10, 2014 - 3:49am

Experts say it's not so much the American people that the president has to convince, but the Middle East leaders he's counting on for help.

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Veterans' Care Emerges As A Key, Bipartisan Issue In Campaign Ads

September 10, 2014 - 3:29am

"We don't see foreign policy events, the crisis in the Middle East, even border security here at home appearing in campaign ads to nearly the same degree," says one political ad expert.

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Rhode Island Sets November Matchup For Governor

September 10, 2014 - 12:35am

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who won the Democratic nomination, will face Cranston GOP Mayor Allan Fung in a heavily Democratic state with a history of electing GOP governors.

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