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House veterans divided on Syria measure

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels is proving a tough sell with some Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in Congress. (...)
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Ukrainian president asks US for military aid

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Ukraine is asking the U.S. to give his soldiers lethal military equipment in its battle against Russian-backed separatists, saying that one cannot win the war or keep the peace with blankets and night vision goggles. (...)
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Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:39am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State group militants is halfway home, after approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say it's expected to pass handily. (...)
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Poll: Gardner ahead in Colorado Senate race

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:06am
DENVER (AP) — Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is leading Democratic Sen Mark Udall in Colorado, according to a new independent poll released Thursday. (...)
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Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say approval is ensured. (...)
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Senate candidate says ex-staffer copied policies

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:44pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word. (...)
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Wehby blames former staff for copied policies

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:21pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word. (...)
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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:56pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria. (...)
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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria. (...)
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House Roll Call: Syrian rebels training

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:58am
The 273-156 roll call Wednesday by which the House agreed to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels. (...)
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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria. (...)
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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants. (...)
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House votes to give President Barack Obama authority to train, arm moderate Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to give President Barack Obama authority to train, arm moderate Syrian rebels. (...)
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Wary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House lined up half-heartedly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants. (...)
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