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Ducey smiles after voting in Paradise Valley, Phoenix

Arizona’s state treasurer claims victory in Republican primary

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration. With border security issues high on the political agenda, Ducey held a convincing […]

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U.S. Man Fighting for Islamic State Killed in Syria

Douglas McCain, an American citizen who left the U.S. to fight with Islamic State militants in Syria, was shot dead during a battle last week in Aleppo. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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The Grassroots Feed Partisan Divides on Iraq, Syria and Islamic State

Going into a fall season in which the Islamic State will figure prominently in Washington debate, this much is clear, writes Gerald F. Seib: Politicians from both parties are reflecting the impulses that run through their parties at the grassroots. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Obama orders review of federal role in arming state and local police

President Obama has directed a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to acquire surplus military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Mexico Dismisses Perry Claim Islamic State Could Have Crossed U.S. Border

The Mexican embassy in Washington Friday dismissed Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s claim that “there’s a very real possibility” extremists from the Islamic State have already snuck into the U.S. over the southern border. Full News here – Washington Wire

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How Iran's Nuclear Remarks Left the State Department Confused

How Iran’s Nuclear Remarks Left the State Department Confused

A defiant statement by the Iranian Foreign Minister linking cooperation against ISIS in Iraq to sanctions relief might actually be a giant, lost-in-translation misunderstanding, the State Department said today. According to state-run media, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran would help the West with the crisis in Iraq if the West lifts […]

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Florida judge approves new state congressional maps, no special elections

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps redrawn by Republican legislative leaders in a lawsuit over gerrymandering, and ruled that he would not order a special election in affected districts. Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis said the 2014 midterm elections would proceed on Nov. 4 […]

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A Kurdish fighter keeps guard while overlooking positions of Islamic State militants near Mosul in northern Iraq

Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State: Senate aide

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq. A Senate Democratic aide on Friday said the Obama administration could […]

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David Ignatius: Obama’s Policy On The Islamic State ‘Has Been Correct’

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius came to the defense of President Barack Obama’s approach to Islamic State militants in an opinion piece published online Thursday, a stark contrast to his harsh criticism earlier this summer. The piece comes after Obama on Wednesday promised the United States will be “relentless” in its efforts to target the […]

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Defense Secretary Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon

Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’: Pentagon

By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it's in Iraq or anywhere else," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel […]

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