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In a primetime address to the nation Wednesday night, President Obama laid out his strategy for targeting the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS. "They are unique in their brutality," the president said.
Rank-and-file House Republicans were divided Wednesday over a new sticking point in talks to prevent a government shutdown: whether to include authorization for President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers has made it clear he wants the Syria provision voted on separately from the continuing resolution or CR that would keep the government open through Dec. 11. But other members of the GOP conference suggested they would back the Syria language if it was tied to the funding bill.
The United Nations and the Palestinian government may have called Tuesday for international donors to provide some $550 million in aid to Gaza, but in Washington, Congress was urged to increase oversight into aid channeled to the Palestinian enclave's Hamas rulers. During a House subcommittee hearing focusing on Hamas funding channels, Turkey and Qatar - two states that are likely to take lead roles in Gaza relief efforts - were among those singled out for their strong support for the Islamist group and its leaders.
One juvenile girl is facing charges and a second will be charged over a violent video posted online that shows a vicious beating in Lockport. Officers say it appears the two girls befriended the victim and tricked her into coming to an alleyway called Works Place in the City of Lockport.
A same-sex marriage supporter wears a rainbow cape outside the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a court hearing May 13, 2014 in Richmond, Va. Six Republican congressional challengers this year support same-sex marriage, along with four incumbents running for reelection-the most in history, according to the Freedom to Marry campaign.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday told House Republicans that President Obama has made the U.S. look "weak around the world" and he let the terrorist threat grow on his watch, reported The Hill. Mr. Cheney , who was a leading figure in the "war on terror" pursued under President George W. Bush, met behind closed doors with House Republicans a day before President Obama is set to address the nation with a new strategy against the growing terrorist army known as the Islamic State.
When addressing the nation Wednesday night, President Barack Obama needs to show the American people, and the world, that the United States is at the ready with a plan to defeat ISIS, Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Tuesday on Newsmax TV 's "America's Forum." "President Obama must present a specific plan, a decisive plan, to fight and destroy ISIL and he must explain to the American people and to the Congress why it is in our national security interest to do so," she said.
President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders Tuesday, as he gets ready to outline a plan to take down Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, specifically the terror group known as ISIS . The president has taken a beating for his lack of swift action against the ISIS, especially after the beheadings of two American journalists, including that of South Florida native Steven Sotloff.
Historic Gathering Will Feature Patriarchs from Middle East, Lawmakers and International Human Rights Activists Contact: Joseph Cella , In Defense of Christians , 703-286-9677 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2014 / Christian Newswire / -- The deteriorating situation facing millions of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East will be the focus of a bipartisan and ecumenical conference in the nation's capital next month.
Local leaders are reacting to the newly released video which purports to show the beheading of U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff.
Photoshop falls into the category of nouns so widely used they become verbs. And in the advertising world, images of the female body are often photoshopped, eliminating imperfections and creating tiny waistlines.
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