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Obama to Pledge ‘Relentless Effort’ to Destroy ISIS

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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is set to address the nation Wednesday night in a major speech laying out his most detailed plan yet to confront the vexing problem of ISIS, the militant group that executed American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria and terrorized civilians in Syria and neighboring Iraq. “Tonight, with ... Read More »

Obama Meets with National Security Team Ahead of Address

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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Ahead of his address to the nation Wednesday night, President Obama met with his national security team in the Situation Room. Attendees at Wednesday’s meeting included Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Chairman of the Joint ... Read More »

Harry Reid Demands Apology from GOP Candidate

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is running for Senate as a Republican in Louisiana, owes him a “big time” apology, after Cassidy accused him of running the Senate “like a plantation.” “With all the things going on in America today, that’s fairly insensitive. That’s really insensitive, very insensitive and if there ... Read More »

Boehner Silent on Ground Troops, Calls on Obama to ‘Destroy’ ISIS

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Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As lawmakers question whether ground forces should be an aspect of the U.S. strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, House Speaker John Boehner refused to enter the growing debate. Instead, he punted to President Obama ahead of a highly anticipated meeting with congressional leadership at the White House Tuesday afternoon. “What I’m ... Read More »

Obama’s ISIS Strategy: What We Know So Far

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The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama in recent weeks has offered mixed messages about the threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and his plan to confront it. Now, he plans to set the record straight and provide greater clarity about his strategy in a speech to the nation on Wednesday. Details are tightly held, but Obama says ... Read More »

John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member of Congress, Hospitalized

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US Congress(DETROIT) — Rep. John Dingell, the 88-year-old Democrat from Michigan and the longest serving member of Congress, was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit with abdominal pain, his office announced Monday. Spokesman Christopher Schuler issued a statement proclaiming that Dingell is “doing well, is receiving an IV treatment of antibiotics, and remains in good spirits.” Schuler added that ... Read More »

Should Mitch McConnell Be Next Senate Majority Leader? Cruz Won’t Say

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ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) — In an interview with ABC News, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, predicted his party would reclaim the Democratic-controlled Senate in November, but he declined to endorse current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as the party leader, should there be a transfer of power in the upper chamber of Congress. “You know, I am very optimistic. I ... Read More »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Hits Obama for ‘Playing it Safe’ on Immigration

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is “playing it safe” on immigration reform by announcing that he will delay executive action until after the midterm elections in November, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez said Sunday on This Week. “It’s clear that playing it safe is what is going on at the White House and among Democratic circles,” Gutierrez, D-Ill., told ABC News’ ... Read More »

Obama Delays Immigration Decision Past November Elections

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The White House(WASHINGTON) — With his Democratic Party facing uneasy odds ahead of the fall congressional elections, President Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after voters hit the polls. The decision, confirmed to ABC News to by a senior administration official, abandons a prior pledge to address the surge of undocumented immigrants across the southwest ... Read More »

Wendy Davis, Who Fought Abortion Restrictions in Texas, Reveals She Had an Abortion

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Win McNamee/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who made national headlines last year after her marathon filibuster against a bill that would have restricted women’s access to abortions, made a “difficult decision” when she had an abortion in the 1990s, she told Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview. Davis had the abortion in ... Read More »