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  • For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

    Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But...
  • In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels

    In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels
    Washington – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was the only member of Connecticut's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to vote for an amendment Wednesday that will allow the Pentagon to spend money arming and training Syrian rebels....
  • Obama, others launch effort to reduce college sexual violence

    President Obama and other federal officials are scheduled to launch a campaign Friday aimed at encouraging more college students, especially men, to prevent sexual violence. The effort will be known as "It's on Us" and will team with media companies,...
  • Obama's promise about combat troops is a rhetorical dodge

    WASHINGTON -- In Barack Obama's determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is relying on transparent semantics. He has repeatedly...
  • The US goes to war; Congress goes on break.

    The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, Sept. 18: Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key issue: They won't risk even debating a broad measure to authorize President Barack...
  • Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy. Senators...
  • Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan

    The Pentagon's top leadership has approved an ambitious target list for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but President Obama has not signed off on the plan, adding a level of...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]

    Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]
     Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It may or may not...
  • In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United...
  • Suspension proposed for L.A. attorney over doctored celebrity photos

    Suspension proposed for L.A. attorney over doctored celebrity photos
    A Los Angeles attorney faces a possible six-month suspension for posting doctored photos on her firm's website that implied she mingled with high-profile politicians and celebrities, including President Obama, George Clooney and Kim Kardashian. The...
  • U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

    Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. The Senate voted 78-22, in a...