By Sean Lengell | 09/16/14 04:11 PM
If the November elections were held today, "we'd be just fine," Reid said.
By Sean Lengell | 09/16/14 03:30 PM
Senate Republicans say they will support President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, even if some of their GOP colleagues in the House have significant reservations.
By Sean Lengell | 09/16/14 11:42 AM
"I just think that if our goal here is to destroy [the Islamic State], we've got to do more than train a few folks in Syria and train a few folks in Iraq and dropping a few bombs," the House speaker told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday.
By Sean Lengell | 09/15/14 03:58 PM
The House minority leader applauded Republicans for a bill that would approve President Obama's request to support Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Sean Lengell | 09/12/14 12:37 PM
With Washington immobilized by partisan gridlock, states find themselves in a better position than for decades to redress the balance of power and remind the feds that there is a 10th Amendment.
By Sean Lengell | 09/12/14 04:44 PM
"I frankly think the majority of our members are prepared to support the president's request to train and equip other nation's fighters, in Syria and in other places in the Middle East, including Iraq," said Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/14 09:12 PM
"I want this to be successful. And I want to do everything I can as one senator to ensure that that is the case," said Sen. Bob Corker.
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/14 04:09 PM
The key vote was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who backed the proposal.
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/14 01:31 PM
"If our goal is to eliminate [the Islamic State], there's a lot of doubt [among House Republicans] whether the plan that was outlined by the president last night is enough to accomplish that mission," the House speaker said.
By Sean Lengell | 09/10/14 03:39 PM
While it's still a long shot the measure eventually will pass, both parties are getting millage from the process for messaging purposes.
By Sean Lengell | 09/10/14 02:07 PM
Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., said there is only a "narrow opportunity" to defeat the Islamic State that won't require American boots on the ground in "surge level" numbers.
By Sean Lengell | 09/10/14 10:43 AM
"Airstrikes and strategic use of drones and, of course, covert action are the most effective way to take out [Islamic State] without committing troops — American troops — troops in harms way," the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning.
By Sean Lengell | 09/09/14 06:47 PM
But the House speaker stopped short of saying he would back a plan to bomb the terrorist group.
By Sean Lengell | 09/09/14 04:17 PM
"The view of myself and most of my members is, the president should be seeking congressional approval, period, for whatever he decides to do," the Senate majority leader said.
By Sean Lengell | 09/08/14 03:03 PM
The hearing will focus on the implementation of security recommendations made by the State Department's Accountability Review Board that was set up to investigate the surroundings that led to the attacks.Â
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