By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 05:53 PM
The vote to authorize President Obama to train and equip Syrian rebel forces to combat the Islamic State was 273 to 156 and came after six hours of debate, carried over two days.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 04:09 PM
In a memo sent this morning to congressional offices and marked "urgent," the group told lawmakers it is withdrawing it's decision to score the bill because it includes language to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 01:35 PM
Sen. Joe Manchin is among several Senate Democrats who are likely to vote against the government funding measure that includes authorization for President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 12:35 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Wednesday that the San Francisco 49ers should not have allowed defensive end Ray McDonald to play in Sunday's game because of pending domestic violence charges.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/17/14 11:45 AM
The California Democrat called an amendment to arm and train Syrian rebels a "vote of conscience" for her typically anti-war House Democrats, which means the leadership won't try to sway members to back it.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/16/14 04:30 PM
Before adjourning, both chambers must pass a stopgap funding bill that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/16/14 03:18 PM
The House on Tuesday voted by a narrow margin to advance government funding legislation that includes a provision to authorize President Obama to equip and train Syrians to fight against Islamic terrorists.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/16/14 11:21 AM
Republican critics, despite their reservations about the measure, acknowledge a coalition of Democrats and Republicans will likely pass the legislation this week.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/15/14 06:16 PM
The House will use a government spending bill as the vehicle to pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. mission to arm and train Syrian rebels against Islamic terrorists.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/15/14 12:23 PM
A CNN/ORC poll released Monday morning found in a poll of likely voters, 48 percent backed Brown and 48 percent backed Shaheen, the Granite State's popular former governor who is vying for a second term.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 01:24 PM
Democrats who were anti-war under President George W. Bush are much more supportive of military action under President Obama.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 05:58 PM
Democratic and Republican lawmakers this week will likely form a bipartisan coalition to pass President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 04:07 PM
Boehner's letter was in response to a Sept. 10 letter sent by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in which he outlined his vision for reforming Iraq through a more inclusive government.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/11/14 06:17 PM
It's the same song, second verse as the two chambers recycle partisan agenda items while heading out the door to campaign ahead of the pivotal November election.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/10/14 02:21 PM
President Obama is seeking "limited authorization" for expanding U.S. military force in the Middle East, including some American boots on the ground, sources tell the Washington Examiner.
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