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  • Senators assail Obama plans to fight Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday tore apart the Obama administration's strategy to fight the Islamic State, expressing skepticism about the scope, duration and partners involved in what Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged would be a "multi-...
  • Obama reiterates that U.S. forces have no 'combat mission' in Iraq

    Emphasizing the American military’s unrivaled expertise, President Obama thanked service members Wednesday and repeated that U.S. forces taking on the Islamic State militant group would not serve in combat, a day after his top general repeatedly...
  • Top U.S. Senate tax law writers urge renewal of tax breaks package

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax law writers on Wednesday both urged colleagues to renew a set of expired federal tax breaks, many of which support renewable energy. Known as "extenders" and regularly renewed...
  • U.S. House passes Fed audit bill; measure seen doomed in Senate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would open up Federal Reserve monetary policy decisions to a congressional audit, reviving a measure passed in 2012. But the legislation approved by...
  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Washington -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration's new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the...
  • Kaine's War Powers concerns prompt proposal for effort against ISIL

    ┬áSen. Tim Kaine is giving voice to his longstanding concern that Presidents aren’t paying careful enough attention to the War Powers Act and what the Constitution says about the role of Congress when war looms, with legislation would specifically...
  • Enjoying the possibility of a Hillary Clinton run

    Pardon me for drifting away from my usual column topics and delving into American politics. I have to do it, for my mother was a feminist pioneer in Cuba. She was the first woman to have a radio program. She was an ardent proponent of the United Nations...
  • Warner campaign against unread federal reports advances

    Sen. Mark Warner apparently hates wasted paper – and with his initiative to eliminate or revise more than 50 unnecessary, outdated or redundant reports by federal agencies to Congress, he’s found plenty of agreement on Capitol Hill. In a...
  • First UK volunteer gets experimental GSK Ebola shot in trial

    LONDON (Reuters) - The first volunteer in a fast-tracked British safety trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline received the injection on Wednesday, trial organizers said. The candidate Ebola vaccine, which GSK co-developed with...
  • Exclusive: U.S. considering options if oil export ban challenged

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials are concerned about the legality of a ban on oil exports and have begun discussing how to deal with potential challenges from nations that want to buy U.S. crude, two sources said. Officials in the...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry

    WASHINGTON -- 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...