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41 min ago | CNN
House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission. The provision -- which is expected to be added to a must-pass spending bill funding the government through mid-December and could face a vote as early as Wednesday in the House -- would require the Secretary of Defense to explain how the Pentagon is vetting Syrian opposition groups.
5 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress. "I've just had a baby, I've just been appointed [to the Senate], I have a lot to learn, so much on my plate, and this man basically says to me, 'You're too fat to be elected statewide,'" she said on HuffPost Live, a webcast.
6 hrs ago | ABC News
This Dec. 24, 2013, file photo photo shows one possible location in the Kakaako district of Honolulu to be considered for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. The location is considered prime real estate with views of the ocean and Koolau mountains.
9 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa
After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
9 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson
The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.
10 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is back in South Carolina to help raise money for the state Republican Party's election efforts. A ticket for lunch only is $40.
14 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville
Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the most popular Republican among the crowded list of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday. The same poll finds that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among potential Democratic candidates in the Granite State.
18 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville
After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.
Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings. One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.
Washington: Not long ago, Narendra Modi was not welcome in the US. But the US is now pulling out all stops to woo him when he comes calling at the White House as India's prime minister at the end of this month.
Secretary of State John Kerry closed a trip to the Middle East saying countries "in the region" and "outside the region" are prepared to engage in military assistance against ISIS and "in actual strikes if that is what it requires." Critics have said Kerry's efforts to build an international coalition of Arab and European nations to fight ISIS were struggling.
All the elements were there for low turnout: It was a beautiful, cloudless night, the Iowa-Iowa State game had just ended, and the state's critical place in presidential politics still felt years away for most Iowans. But on Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa, roughly 130 people showed up to see independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talk about elevating the middle class, nationalizing health care and fighting the degrading influence of money in politics.
White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign. Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, were to headline Senator Tom Harkin's annual steak fry fundraiser in the rural Iowa town Indianola.
Democrat Martha Coakley and running mate Steve Kerrigan will join Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy to greet diners at a luncheonette and ice cream parlor in Newton on Saturday. They will then attend a Democratic unity event in Springfield before stopping by a Puerto Rican bakery.
Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. . FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Sen. .
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:21 pm
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