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  • Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels

    Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels
    What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
  • 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...
  • Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama

    Usually it's Republicans who are assailing President Obama. But some Democrats vying for U.S. Senate in states that traditionally vote Republican have followed suit, making Obama the subject of negative advertising less than two months before election...
  • Prominent Washington lobbyist Thomas Boggs Jr. dies at 73

    (Reuters) - Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who was a pioneer in melding the practice of law and lobbying and led the prominent Washington lobbying shop Patton Boggs for many years, died on Monday at age 73, his family said. Boggs, an influential figure in the...
  • A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the...
  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....
  • Out of touch? Senate candidates under fire for where they live

    WASHINGTON The elections for control of the Senate could hinge as much on where some candidates live as on how they vote. Residency controversies are dogging Senate candidates in several pivotal states: Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, and New...
  • Rothenberg analysis: Senate GOP gains at least 7 seats

    WASHINGTON While the current Rothenberg Political Report ratings don't show it, I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats. But I wouldn't be shocked by a larger gain. Rothenberg...
  • Congress now eager to vote on Obama's plan to fight Islamic State

    Congress, which seemed reluctant just a few days ago to vote on President Obama's plan to fight Islamic militants, now appears eager to do so, as House Republicans on Thursday largely backed a White House proposal to arm Syrian rebels. A vote could come...
  • 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...
  • Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress

    Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress
    As President Obama laid out a strategy Wednesday night to fight Islamic State militants, Congress is facing a tough decision over whether to approve a key part of his plan – arming the Syrian opposition.  Top congressional leaders from both...