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3 min ago | Air Force Times
Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country. "Not only is it not necessary, we don't want them.
2 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com
President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with generals planning his assault against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as he wraps up a two-day trip devoted to sudden national security crises over militancy and Ebola. TAMPA: President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with generals planning his assault against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as he wraps up a two-day trip devoted to sudden national security crises over militancy and Ebola.
6 hrs ago | WGBH
House Speaker John Boehner has expressed cautious support for the White House plan. He and other House GOP leaders are backing a measure to authorize the arming and training of moderate Syrian rebels.
10 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service
The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation. The panel is using its first open hearing to focus on what the Obama administration has done since the Sept.
A GOP lobbyist who has been advising House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is urging Republicans to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation "pronto" if they gain control of Congress after the midterms. Even though Republicans may take back the Senate by running against President Barack Obama's executive amnesty, John Feehery argued that Republicans must not oppose Obama and ram through amnesty if they control Congress.
Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is growing exponentially in a region overwhelmed by the deadly virus. The influx is part of a heightened U.S. role that will include erecting new treatment and isolation facilities, training health care workers and boosting communications and transportation support, U.S. officials said.
Speaker of the House John Boehner holds his weekly on-camera news conference in the Capitol, Sept. 11, 2014.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is deploying the cherished Washington, D.C., ritual of a big bucks fundraiser to burnish the Republican Party's troubled relations with women and get more GOP women elected to the House. House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Washington.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. He's a key player in writing the amendment to approve rebel training in Syria.
That nugget about Boehner's daily routine is the kicker to the latest video released by the speaker's team showing a softer side of the Ohio Republican. Boehner's digital gurus have produced a series of videos, tweets, GIFs, photos on Instagram and the like to show the speaker's lighter side.
Fast food restaurateurs, hotel operators and other franchise owners from around the country are descending upon Washington on Tuesday to register their opposition to a National Labor Relations Board finding they say threatens to undermine their business model. The latest salvo in an escalating battle between labor and business, the fly-in is part of the International Franchise Association's strategy to overturn a preliminary NLRB decision that corporations like McDonald's share joint employer status with their franchisees.
In a world where principled bipartisanship is often disregarded in favor of political rhetoric, I have a simple proposition for House Speaker John Boehner: Let's sit down together and figure out how to get tax reform done. Few would disagree that it's time to reform the outdated U.S. Tax Code.
President Obama's plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants appeared headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill this week, with congressional leaders expected to schedule a full debate on the use of military force after the midterm elections. House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have been working together on a cross-chamber strategy designed to keep their party ranks united and move swiftly toward passage of the measure.
Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls. That means that House Republicans who recently voted to sue President Barack Obama for what they say is his failure to obey the Constitution seem likely to hand him new war powers to combat militants seeking an Islamic state.
From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
Boehner's social media team isn't afraid to showcase the speaker's lighter side. Boehner's office recently released a YouTube video - straightforwardly titled "The Monkey in the Room" - featuring the Ohio Republican playing with the quirky toy.
One of the most often repeated Republican complaints about President Obama is that he has only made political polarization in Washington worse, despite having promised to end it. The nation "has been bitterly divided by our president," Sen. Marco Rubio said in May at a GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:49 pm
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