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  • GOP senator seeks new authority against militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing legislation authorizing the president to use military force against Islamic state militants in Iraq, Syria and wherever else they threaten U.S. interests. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma is circulating a draft...

  • VIDEO: Obama says NATO will respond to Russia, tackle ISIS

    Wrapping up a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Obama said Friday the 28-member alliance is united in its commitment to tackling pressing global problems.

  • Rights groups call for release of Syrian activists

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 78 other international human rights and press freedom groups, called on the Syrian government Friday to release three Syrian human rights activists who have been imprisoned for more than two years. A Syrian court is expected to...

  • Obama: Goal is to 'dismantle,' not 'contain' ISIS

    President Obama struck a tougher tone Friday on his plans for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying that the terrorist group must be eliminated rather than just marginalized.

  • Rand Paul would vote 'in a heartbeat' to be Iran's air force

    Confronted with new polling showing that Republicans are moving back toward supporting a larger role for the United States abroad, assumed 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul has performed a startling reversal when it comes to responding to the threat posed by ISIS.

  • Round two: Team Clinton book ratchets up attack on Obama's 'feckless' policies

    A key member of the Clinton kitchen cabinet is out with a new book that slams U.S. policy as "muddled, irresolute, and even feckless."

  • Kerry makes pitch for anti-ISIS coalition

    The secretary of State called together a group of countries at the NATO summit Friday morning in a previously unscheduled meeting to rally them to become a "coalition of the willing" to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in a systematic way.

  • No formal plan to fight ISIS at NATO summit

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the ISIS threat Thursday during a car ride at the summit, and later with King Abdullah of Jordan.

  • House agenda doesn't include Syria

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow GOP lawmakers in a memo that the House will continue "aggressive oversight work," but there is no immediate plan to take up legislation giving President Obama the green light to bomb Syria.

  • US: Terrorist could get Syria chemical weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council...

  • Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep

    MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights (AP) — For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more...

  • White House worried about threat from Americans fighting for ISIS

    President Obama and his advisers don't think the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is ready to pose a direct terrorist threat to the U.S., but they're worried about the group's ability to attract Americans.

  • Congress may not vote on military strikes

    Although some members of Congress have called for a debate on possible U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria, leaders have little time and little appetite for taking up a measure authorizing action when it returns next week from the summer recess.

  • Chuck Hagel: More than 100 Americans fighting for ISIS

    Authorities have been concerned that Americans and citizens of other Western nations could potentially return and launch terror attacks in their home countries.

  • Senate Democrat to file bill for airstrikes in Syria

    Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Monday night he would file a measure giving Obama "clear authority" to order the bombing when Congress returns next week.



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    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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