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Some Republicans Back State Minimum-Wage Boosts

Republican candidates in states where voters will decide on boosting the minimum wage say they favor those pay-increase measures even as they oppose raising the federal wage floor. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California state Senator Roderick Wright plans to resign from office later this month following a perjury and voter fraud conviction that saw him sentenced to 90 days in jail, he said in a letter sent on Monday. Wright, who was convicted in January of lying about whether he […]

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Three Hidden Worries in the Islamic State Fight

Capital Journal: President Obama’s decision to go on the offensive against Islamic State fighters has three downside risks: The terror group could use it as a recruiting tool, other groups could act and American resolve could cool, Gerald F. Seib writes. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Republicans Press for Ground Troops Against Islamic State

Several Republicans on Sunday called on the Obama administration to put U.S. ground forces into the fight against Islamic State, countering the administration’s plan to rely on ground forces from countries in the region. Full News here – Washington Wire

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California State Sen. Wright Gets 90 Days in Jail

A judge Friday sentenced California State Sen. Roderick Wright to 90 days in the Los Angeles County Jail for perjury and voter fraud. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Islamic State Video Claims Beheading of British Man

The Islamic State militant group released a video late Saturday that it said showed the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Obama’s Islamic State Speech Modestly Boosts Public Support, Survey Finds

President Barack Obama’s nationally televised speech on his plan to combat Islamic militants did not significantly boost public support for U.S. military action, and it did not change many people’s minds about his own leadership or his handling of foreign policy, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll has found. Full News here – Washington […]

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Obama repeats US mission on defeating Islamic State but avoids the word ‘war’

President Obama on Saturday restated his plan to destroy Islamic State but didn’t say the United States “is at war” with the Middle East terror group, creating more uncertainty what exactly is the U.S. mission. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Four Terror Threats More Grave Than Islamic State

Michael Kugelman: While Islamic State is among the most terrifying terror threats to emerge in recent decades, Washington inflates the risks it poses to the U.S. homeland. Full News here – Washington Wire

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U.S. President Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington

Top Republicans back Obama’s plan to fight Islamic State

House of Representatives voiced support on Thursday for President Barack Obama's expanded campaign against Islamic State militants, but members of his party questioned whether the plan was forceful enough. Obama sent a panel of top administration officials to make the case to Congress for broadening operations against the Sunni militants, including U.S. In a televised […]

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