Avril D. Haines

President Obama to send his new war powers request to Capitol Hill

White House officials are trying to address concerns in Congress about President Barack Obama's request for authorization to use military force against the Islamic State group, setting up the first war vote in Congress in 13 years on the heels of another American hostage dying in the militants' captivity.

Presidential counsel Neil Eggleston arranged to meet with Senate Democrats as Obama prepared to formally unveil his proposed authorization, a Democratic official revealed. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the proposal should be finished this week...