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  • Fear of ISIS reinvigorates support for NSA

    Voter jitters about the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are breathing new life into support for the embattled National Security Agency, Republican hawks argue.

  • Attacks kill 30 people in Iraq's capital, Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, mainly car bombings targeting security forces and markets, killed at least 30 people Wednesday in Iraq's capital, authorities said. The deadliest attack took place when twin car bombs hit a police checkpoint near a pet market, killing at least 19 people,...

  • Raw: Twin Car Bomb Attacks in Iraq

    Twin car bombs at a traffic police checkpoint and nearby markets in a neighborhood known as New Baghdad killed at least 19 people on Wednesday, Iraqi officials said. (Sept. 10) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Checkpoint location, New Baghdad 1. People gathered near crater caused by...

  • President should consider using ground troops against ISIS: Buck McKeon

    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.

  • Attacking ISIS? Hold on, Mr. President

    The urge to "do something" about ISIS is understandable. But government can't get domestic policy right. Don't assume it gets foreign policy right.

  • The jihadists' eternal plan

    Here's the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don't succeed, plot, plot again.

  • Obama's Re-WOT (revived war on terror)

    President Obama has a knack for repeatedly declaring peace. Now he is taking America to war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and its barbarian army of Islamist terrorists. The focal battlefield for President Obama's war on terrorists is, of all places, Iraq. In 2011, as he oversaw...

  • One thing Hillary Clinton's memoir doesn't explain about Benghazi

    In her memoir, Hard Choices, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included a chapter on the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. But she failed to specifically explain why Ambassador Chris Stevens was there that day.

  • Poll: 67% 'more certain' of another 9/11 attack

    A new survey finds that 67 percent of Americans believe another attack is coming, but this time from home-grown terrorists.

  • Foreign fighters with ISIS pose threat

    While the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has no current plans to attack the United States, the "unprecedented" number of foreign fighters in the group poses a very real threat of terrorism, officials said Wednesday.

  • Harry Reid: Obama 'knows how to destroy terrorists'

    "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.

  • Grassley proposes student visa reforms

    The Student Visa Integrity Act will "help reduce fraud and abuse in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program," according to the Iowa senator's office.

  • Boehner expresses support for 'certain' White House options to combat Islamic State

    But the House speaker stopped short of saying he would back a plan to bomb the terrorist group.

  • Obama to lawmakers: I don't need your approval to attack Islamic State

    The move downplays the prospect of a Capitol Hill vote on his military plan ahead of his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.

  • McConnell: President should ask Congress before bombing Islamic State

    "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.



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