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Rebel fighters make improvised mortar shells inside a weapons factory in Idlib

U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass Congress by the end of this week despite some members' reservations. […]

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Letter From Washington: Congress Should Have a Say on ISIS

Democrats and Republicans agree that there are compelling policy and political reasons to have Congress approve the president’s declared war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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White House presses Congress to vote now on arming Syrian rebels

The White House on Sunday put the pressure on Congress to vote this week in favor of President Obama’s plan to destroy Islamic State by training and arming Syrians rebels, making clear that sending U.S. combat troops is not an option.      Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Congress Likely to Debate War Plan

Many lawmakers in both parties increasingly feel they have a duty to debate and vote on authorizing what the White House has labeled as a war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

Ahead of speech, Obama briefs Congress on Islamic State strategy

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and perhaps Syria. Obama's White House […]

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Why the White House, Congress Are in Punt Formation

Washington’s policy makers, either individually or collectively, are delaying big decisions over immigration, tax reform, the Keystone XL pipeline and government funding until after the November midterm elections. Here’s an instant replay of what led us to these punts. Full News here – Washington Wire

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U.S. President Obama pauses as he speaks to the media on the situation in Iraq on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. Obama will deliver a speech to Americans on Wednesday to lay out his "game plan" to halt the Islamist group that has seized swathes of Syria and Iraq, as he tries to head off public concerns that the country […]

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Seib Video: What Can Congress Do in Three Weeks?

Congress has three weeks to approve a long list of legislation, from highway funding to immigration reform. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains the politics of what will and won’t get done this fall on Capitol Hill. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Congress Faces Tight Time Frame to Act on Issues

Lawmakers returning to Capitol Hill on Monday hope to quickly deal with a government funding measure and several other must-address items before decamping to the campaign trail ahead of November’s midterm elections. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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September in Congress: Deadlines, Hot Topics, and Midterm Messaging

Three dynamics play into the next month in Congress: Items driven by deadlines, hot-topic items that are hard to ignore, and their desire to cater to base voters who are key to the midterm elections. Our team on Capitol Hill provides a rundown. Full News here – Washington Wire

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