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49 min ago | The Washington Post

Path clearing in Congress for plan to aid Syrian rebels

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.

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4 hrs ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

Both parties in Congress play it safe

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming, Opinion

8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Obama's request to arm Syrians faces skepticism before Congress votes

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, Ohio, Adam Schiff

12 hrs ago | Roll Call

Using Social Media to Showcase the Speaker's Lighter Side

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Devin Nunes

16 hrs ago | The Hill

Juan Williams: GOP right content to attack the president

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.

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18 hrs ago | Roll Call

ISIS Puts Spotlight Back on Terror As Benghazi Hearings Kick Off

After months of behind-the-scenes work that saw the House Benghazi Select Committee virtually disappear from the media landscape, the much-hyped investigatory panel returns to the spotlight this week with its first public hearing. The 10 a.m. Wednesday hearing comes less than a week after the two-year anniversary of the Sept.

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21 hrs ago | Washington Times

Sen. Lindsey Graham says the Chris Christie scandal is a reflection...

The Obama administration struggled Sunday to define its strategy for beating back the Islamic State in Iraq and particularly in Syria , where its plan to rely on moderate fighters at this stage is complicating President Obama's sales pitch to Congress and his legacy of winding down wars in the Middle East. While Secretary of State John F. Kerry said it is a "waste of time" to focus on the semantics of whether America is at war or not with the extremists - also known as ISIS or ISIL - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough answered that irrelevant question after being asked it at the start of several Sunday political shows.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, US Governors, Michael McCaul, US House of Representatives, Terrorism

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Switched

72% Of Americans Disapprove Of Republicans In Congress

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, to respond to the proposals from President Barack Obama about confronting the new wave of terrorism.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Barack Obama

National Journal

How a Republican Stays Afloat in a Hispanic-Majority Border District

Inside a local radio station near New Mexico's dusty eastern border, Steve Pearce needs just one take as he breezily speaks-in English-to his district's Hispanic community during a mock 15-minute radio "interview" for a paid campaign infomercial to be aired next month on Spanish-language stations. A conservative white lawmaker who is not fluent in Spanish, Pearce, 67, is seen nationally as a bit of a curiosity: A Republican who keeps getting reelected in this sprawling district that is more than half Hispanic and where Democrats have an 8-point edge in voter enrollment.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, New Mexico, Artesia, NM, Reince Priebus

Fox News

White House presses Congress to vote now on Islamic State plan, keep US troops out of Middle East

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. "If it's not the Syrian opposition, trained and equipped by the United States, authorized by Congress and the president, a then it'll have to be U.S. troops," White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told "Fox News Sunday."

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WLTX-TV Columbia

Mark Sanford's Fiancee Caught Off Guard by Engagement Ending

Mark Sanford's Fiancee Caught Off Guard by Engagement Ending Rep. Mark Sanford's fiancA©e learned that their engagement was over from the media on Saturday. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1s24t62 U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his fiance Maria Belen Chapur wait for Speaker of the House John Boehner for a ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol May 15, 2013.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lucianne.com

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A year or two ago, most observers thought that immigration "reform" was a foregone conclusion. The entire Democratic Party wanted it, including union leaders who were happy to sacrifice their members' interests; the Chamber of Commerce wanted it; quite a few libertarians were OK with it; and just about every rich person in America, it seemed, was on board.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Hugo Chavez

The Hill

Obama clings to air power

President Obama is solidifying his legacy as the air war president with his strategy for taking on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria . The escalated use of airstrikes in Iraq and potentially Syria is just the latest example of the president finding it strategically and politically expedient to choose missiles over manpower when fighting enemies abroad.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), George Bush, US Military, US News, US Air Force, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

CBS News

Obama vows "relentless" fight against ISIS

President Obama again detailed America's expanded military mission against jihadists with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS , in his weekly address Saturday, vowing a "targeted, relentless counterterrorism campaign" against the extremists that have swept across much of Iraq and Syria in recent months.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

The Hill

GOP House hopeful: Gridlock in Washington 'has to stop'

Republican House candidate Andy Tobin, Arizona's House Speaker, laid out the rationale for his congressional bid and accused Senate Democrats of causing gridlock in Washington. "I'm running for Congress for a simple reason: our state is under attack from the federal government.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming

Examiner.com

Two years after Benghazi massacre Obama administration faces more lawsuits

On Wednesday, the same day that denizens of America's newsrooms breathlessly awaited the speech by the Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, and the day before the second-anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi terrorist attack, a Beltway watchdog group reported that it had filed three additional Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against both the Department of State and the Defense Department.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Representative Trey Gowdy

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

Rep. Mark Sanford Calls Off Engagement

Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina has called off his engagement with the woman whose romance with him led to his 2009 scandal Rep. Mark Sanford Calls Off Engagement Columbia, SC - Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina has called off his engagement with the woman whose romance with him led to his 2009 scandal Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1s021Nx U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his fiance Maria Belen Chapur wait for Speaker of the House John Boehner for a ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol May 15, 2013. Columbia, SC - Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina has called off his engagement with Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentinian woman whose romance with him led to his 2009 scandal and subsequent divorce.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2014, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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The Washington Post

Hoyer: War resolution debate should be held after November elections

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday there is growing momentum for Congress to hold an expansive war debate after the Nov. 4 elections to give a greater legislative imprint on President Obama's conduct of attacks against the Islamic State. Hoyer said that Congress should take a "two-step process" to handle the issue, first approving a modest proposal that would allow Pentagon officials to train and arm pro-western Syrian rebels to fight against Islamic State forces that control portions of that country and Iraq.

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