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Obama's request to combat militants draws support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama’s call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward votes in the heat of a midterm election campaign. 876 more words

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Dem. Senator: U.S. 'Will Probably Put Boots on the Ground' to Battle ISIS

WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that he will be expanding airstrikes, including into Syria, and sending nearly 500 more U.S. troops to advise and assist Iraqi forces to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. 493 more words

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President Obama Makes Speech Announcing his Non-Strategy Strategy for Defeating ISIS

Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror. 927 more words

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John Boehner: Immigration Reform Hinges on Border Security

House Speaker John Boehner said immigration reform could happen next year, but only if President Barack Obama takes steps to secure the U.S. border. Pausing in the middle of a 35-day motor coach trip to 15 states, Boehner also blasted the Senate for lack of action on House-originated jobs and economic bills, and criticized  Obama for “sowing the seeds” of the Russian incursion into the Ukraine. 310 more words

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Executive orders in historical terms

The current controversy over President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders has many Republicans steamed and Democrats on the defensive. But has the President really issued more orders that his predecessors? 706 more words

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McCarthy: 'We're In Very Good Shape' On Revised Border Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. 926 more words

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Scuttled House Vote On Border Bill Embarrassment For New GOP Leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis. 868 more words

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