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Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more than a decade of war. (...)
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Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:36pm
DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses. (...)
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Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:51pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority. (...)
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Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:29pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority. (...)
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. (...)
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. (...)
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White House backs use of body cameras by police

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri. (...)
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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. (...)
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First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. (...)
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