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President Obama Calls On Congress, How Is It Answering?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:23pm

The president said he had the authority to address the threat from ISIL but he would welcome congressional support to show the world that Americans are united. Here's how members of Congress reacted.

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

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:05pm

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

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:30pm

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

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:28pm

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

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:20am

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

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:49am

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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Campaign Ads Featuring Veterans Swarm The Airwaves

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:29am

Candidates on both sides of the aisle have found something they can agree on this campaign season. Ads critical of the treatment of the nation's veterans.

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Rhode Island Sets November Match Up For Governor

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:35pm

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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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Fends Off Democratic Primary Challenge

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:40pm

The Democratic incumbent won his party's nod for a second term, but not without getting bruised by Zephyr Teachout, a little-known foe running to his left.

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Scott Brown Captures N.H. Republican Senate Nomination

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:06pm

The former Republican senator from Massachusetts will face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November. If Brown wins, he would become only the third U.S. senator to represent more than one state.

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In An Era Of Gridlock, Does Controlling The Senate Really Matter?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:58pm

As the midterm elections near, Republicans are increasingly confident they will control both houses of Congress. But even if they do, the clashes will likely continue.

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Rep. Jackie Speier: 'Imperative' To Have A Coalition In Taking On ISIS

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:27pm

Robert Siegel talks with California Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier about Tuesday's briefing by the House Armed Services Committee on the administration's strategy regarding ISIS. Speier was one of the House members who signed a letter this summer calling on President Obama to consult Congress before taking military action in Syria. She has also supported the use of airstrikes and drones to restore stability in Iraq.

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Cantor Brings Congressional Connections To Wall Street Job

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:27pm

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to a primary challenger in June, it was one of the biggest political upsets in years. But Cantor quickly found work with a New York investment bank, which said it was hiring him to provide "strategic guidance."

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Lawmakers Want Vote On Obama's ISIS Response

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:27pm

Congressional leaders met with President Obama on Tuesday, ahead of his speech on the Islamic State terrorist group.

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5 Questions About The 2 Weeks Congress Plans To Work This Fall

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:24am

It's not fair to call this a "do nothing" Congress. It's just that the House and Senate each have very different "to do" lists.

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4 Things To Know About Obama's Islamic State Strategy

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:13am

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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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

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

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Obama Wants Congress To Buy-In On His Plan Against ISIS

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

The top 4 congressional leaders will be at the White House Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. Obama addresses the nation Wednesday.

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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:31am

After police in Ferguson, Mo. were seen using military-grade equipment, the Senate is holding a hearing on the militarization of local police and whether closer supervision is needed.

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Pryor Sticks To The Middle In Close Arkansas Senate Race

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:17pm

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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