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  • House to put strict controls on US training of Syrian rebels

    The House appears likely to give President Obama the authority he sought to arm and train Syrian rebels, but without the $500 million he sought to pay for it and with strict controls.

  • Obama should ask Congress on ISIS, and Congress should tell Obama yes

    Obama should feel duty-bound to seek authority from Congress for a war, and Congress should grant him that authority when he asks.

  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group....

  • Syria resolution will be part of government funding bill

    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.

  • This chart shows exactly which countries are spawning fighters for ISIS

    Did you know that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been drawing a fair number of combatants from Belgium?

  • House Republicans drafting resolution to authorize training of Syrian rebels

    The resolution would not authorize any money, but would allow contributions from foreign governments, a senior House Armed Services Committee aide said.

  • Pelosi gives GOP leaders kudos for ISIS bill

    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.

  • With Obama going to war, Dems are suddenly hawks

    Democrats who were anti-war under President George W. Bush are much more supportive of military action under President Obama.

  • Obama aide: 'Doctors and pharmacists' now ready to fight

    The civilian fighters in Syria are "getting better and more capable," Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said.

  • Arming Syrian rebels bridges partisan divide

    Democratic and Republican lawmakers this week will likely form a bipartisan coalition to pass President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels.

  • Islamic State releases another beheading video

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria released Saturday a video showing another reported beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

  • Obama's unnecessary, unpromising war

    American presidents make a practice of raising expectations they can't meet. President Obama's declaration against the Islamic State is another unnecessary war against an overblown foe.

  • Support Obama's new Islamic State plan

    After watching President Obama's intense Islamic State of Iraq and Syria speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.

  • AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target...

  • Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captors

    LONDON (AP) — The family of a British aid worker believed held by Islamic militants in Syria has issued a public plea urging his captors to contact them. Extremists from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill 44-year-old David Haines, and his family said they have not received any...



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