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Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, speaks with Secretary of State John Kerry, as lawmakers gather in the chamber of the House of Representatives for a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, before a speech by visiting Ukranian President Petro Poroshe…

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US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months

US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Speaking to a small group of reporters after meeting with his French counterpart on Thursday, Sept. 18, …

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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is welcomed by U.S. lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military assista…

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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, waves after addressing a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military ass…

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Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aid

Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aid

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, speaks with Secretary of State John Kerry, as lawmakers gather in the chamber of the House of Representatives for a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, before a speech by visiting Ukranian President Petro Poroshe…

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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is welcomed by U.S. lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military assista…

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Senate voting on rebel aid after House backs Obama

Senate voting on rebel aid after House backs Obama

Secretary of State John Kerry points to a newspaper photo of the recent Arab summit in Saudi Arabia as an example of the kind of coalition he expects in combating Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Kerry appeared before the S…

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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, and Vice President Joe Biden, left, waves after addressing a joint meeting of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military ass…

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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is welcomed by U.S. lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military assista…

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is flanked by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., right, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, left, as he arrives to shore up President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, on …

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Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey

Miembros del grupo activista anti guerra CodePink interrumpen una audiencia del comité de Servicios Armados del Congtreso con el secretario de Defensa Chuck Hagel, a la izquierda, y el general Martin Dempsey, presidente del Estado Mayor, en Capitol Hill, Washington, el 16 de septiembre de 20…

September 17, 2014 5:42 pm
Eyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad

Eyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as…

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US military role in Iraq raises combat questions

US military role in Iraq raises combat questions

In this Sept. 16, 2014, photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington. The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military …

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Wary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels

Wary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., seated left, confers with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the panel to examine President Barack Obama's strategy to co…

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Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey

El secretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos, Chuck Hagel, a la izquierda, y el presidente del Estado Mayor Conjunto, general del ejército Martin Dempsey, comparecen ante la Comisión de Servicios Armados del Senado, en Washington, el martes 16 de septiembre de 2014. (AP Foto/J. Scott Applewhite)

September 17, 2014 12:33 pm
Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, the ranking member, arrive as the panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed fou…

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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. It is the first in a seri…

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Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way

Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, the ranking member, arrive as the panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed fou…

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House panel on Benghazi aims for bipartisan tone

House panel on Benghazi aims for bipartisan tone

FILE - In this file photo from Friday, May 30, 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, walks down the steps of the House of Representatives after final votes, at the Capitol in Washington. Gowdy holds the panel's first public hearing Wednesday Sept. 17, 2…

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House panel on Benghazi aims for bipartisan tone

House panel on Benghazi aims for bipartisan tone

FILE - In this file photo from Friday, May 30, 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, walks down the steps of the House of Representatives after final votes, at the Capitol in Washington. Gowdy holds the panel's first public hearing Wednesday Sept. 17, 2…

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Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

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Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

FILE - In this file photo from Friday, May 30, 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, walks down the steps of the House of Representatives after final votes, at the Capitol in Washington. Gowdy holds the panel's first public hearing Wednesday Sept. 17, 2…

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Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

FILE - In this file photo from Friday, May 30, 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, walks down the steps of the House of Representatives after final votes, at the Capitol in Washington. Gowdy holds the panel's first public hearing Wednesday Sept. 17, 2…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Members of the activist group CodePink gather for a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the President's ab…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

A member of the anti-war group CodePink interrupts a Senate hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey.

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. It is the first in a seri…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., seated left, confers with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the panel to examine President Barack Obama's strategy to co…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. It is the first in a seri…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in…

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

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John Boehner

John Boehner

En esta foto del 11 de septiembre del 2014 el presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, John Boehner, habla en conferencia de prensa en el Capitolio en Washington. Los legisladores se apresuraron a autorizar el 15 de septiembre la expansión de la campaña para combatir el extremismo islámico…

September 16, 2014 10:42 am
Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

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Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. It is the first in a seri…

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Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in…

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Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

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Hagel, Dempsey defend US plan to target extremists

Hagel, Dempsey defend US plan to target extremists

Members of the activist group CodePink gather for a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the President's ab…

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Hagel, Dempsey defend Obama military strategy

Hagel, Dempsey defend Obama military strategy

In this Sept. 11, 2014, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers raced Monday, Sept. 15, to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Re…

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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

In this Sept. 11, 2014, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers raced Monday, Sept. 15, to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Re…

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Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

FILE - In this July 2013 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding look the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, f…

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Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

John Boehner

September 13, 2014 2:36 pm
Roll Call’s 10 richest members of Congress for 2014

Roll Call’s 10 richest members of Congress for 2014

Darrell Issa

September 13, 2014 12:45 pm
Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate has abandoned a sweeping Senate bill he helped write. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of max…

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Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2014, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner is telling Iraq’s prime minister that the House will ensure that the new government has all the U.S. support that it needs to combat Islamic militants…

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Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2014, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner is telling Iraq’s prime minister that the House will ensure that the new government has all the U.S. support that it needs to combat Islamic militants…

September 12, 2014 4:03 pmLoading…

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