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If the US fails to attack Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the country could face the prospect of "many" terrorist attacks similar to September 11, a top-ranking Democrat says. It comes as the House debates arming Syrian rebels to fight IS.
Republican leaders will seek to convince lawmakers on Tuesday to authorise the Pentagon to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight extremists, while also putting checks on President Barack Obama's use-of-force powers. File photo: Rebel fighters secure a heavily-damaged street in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor following fighting with government forces.
Members of the solidarity mission gather in Tel Aviv, including Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, fourth from right, and U.S. Rep. Peter King, center. n a three-day visit to Israel, Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg was part of a delegation visiting a house in Ashkelon that had been destroyed by a rocket that morning, when sirens went off and the group had to run to a bomb shelter.
Editor's note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of the forthcoming book , "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society."
What better way for politicians to position themselves for midterm victory than to conjure up a false sense of fear as we head into November? The not-so-"liberal", say anything media is playing right into their hands.
U.S. Army paratroopers board a helicopter at the training area in Grafenwoehr, Germany. U.S. military spending cuts are threatened by crises in the Mideast and Ukraine.
Three years fighting ISIS? Fugetaboutit: everyone's favorite avuncular terrorist sympathizer Rep. Peter King is back to beating the drums of protracted war. Never one to be outdone in matters of war and peace King told reporters yesterday that they should expect the military action against ISIS to last a decade or more: I think we do have a lot to debate.
Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., discussed NCUA's risk-based capital proposal on Thursday during Caucus. Credit union attendees at NAFCU's Congressional Caucus Thursday heard from their lawmakers in the House and Senate about a wide range of issues important to them, including member business lending, NCUA's risk-based capital proposal, regulatory relief and serving marijuana-related businesses.
As Congress returns this week, the adage "measure twice, cut once" would be an appropriate principle for them to keep in mind as they consider the National Credit Union Administration's recently proposed risk-based capital rule. The craftsmen's proverb is ideally suited to underscore the necessary caution that should be adopted in reviewing this proposal.
Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Congressman Peter King, from the Dept.
Boehner and other House GOP leaders are reportedly on board with adding to the spending bill the president's request for authority to go after ISIS. House GOP leaders are advocating for giving President Barack Obama some authority within the continuing resolution to arm Syrian rebels against the insurgent terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS, according to several Republican lawmakers present at a Thursday morning members' meeting.
A couple walks by the 9/11 memorial in Liberty State Park with the new World Trade Center tower standing in the background on September 10, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Jaime Hazan has been a volunteer and first responder for nearly all his life.
MARK COLVIN: Barack Obama, elected president partly because he promised to end the Iraq war, is now taking his country's forces back in there. He says it won't be a conventional war like Afghanistan and previous American incursions in Iraq, but it will be a sustained campaign in Iraq and Syria to destroy the so-called Islamic State .
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:04 pm
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