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  • Under pressure from Democrats, Obama postpones action on immigration

    WASHINGTON Facing pressure from Senate Democrats worried about losing congressional seats in November, President Barack Obama will postpone until after the elections his plan to act on his own to change immigration laws, White House officials said...
  • Airstrikes in Syria possible as Obama readies speech to nation

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is considering authorizing U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader campaign that will include additional resources in the form of money, training and diplomatic support for those fighting the terrorist...
  • House Republicans propose extend Ex-Im Bank through mid-2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export...
  • U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers say they are on the verge of taking a "war vote" as they consider whether to back President Barack Obama's campaign to destroy Islamic State, and despite broad support for action many fear being drawn into a quagmire....
  • Boehner, House GOP ready to back Obama in arming Syrian rebels

    Congress, once reluctant to take a stand on fighting Islamic militants overseas, now appears eager to do so, as Republicans in the House largely backed President Obama's proposal to arm Syrian rebels. A vote could come as soon as next week, and House...
  • Obama says U.S. will destroy Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama declared Wednesday that he would go on the offense and pursue Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, outlining a detailed, long-term strategy to counter the militants who have captured large swaths of the region and pulled the U.S. into...
  • House delays vote on spending bill pending Obama Syria details

    House delays vote on spending bill pending Obama Syria details
    President Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to authorize American aid for rebel groups fighting the Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a stop-gap funding bill that would avert a U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1, the start of a new fiscal year....
  • White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels

    White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels
    The White House is asking Congress to quickly authorize arming Syrian rebels to bolster President Obama's offensive against Islamic State militants, a request that could be voted on as soon as this week in a must-pass spending bill. As Obama prepares to...
  • Cheney urges Obama to launch 'immediate' assault on Islamic State

    Cheney urges Obama to launch 'immediate' assault on Islamic State
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney called Wednesday for launching "immediate, sustained, simultaneous action" to defeat the Islamic State, arguing that President Obama bore responsibility for the danger the jihadist group now poses to America's interests....
  • Obama meets with congressional leaders on Islamic State strategy

    Obama meets with congressional leaders on Islamic State strategy
    President Obama huddled with congressional leaders for more than an hour Tuesday to discuss his administration’s plan to tackle the rising threat of Islamic State, a day before he lays out the case publicly in a prime-time national address....
  • Republicans gaining traction in push to turn Silicon Valley red

    When overworked Silicon Valley innovators retreated to the Nevada desert a week ago for the annual Burning Man festival, some met an unexpected reveler. There, among the drug-infused performance art, stood a buttoned-down policy wonk from Washington...