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  • War on Islamic State finally gets House floor debate

    WASHINGTON Three House lawmakers wanted a robust debate on whether there should be boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria.
  • Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

    The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's...

    House rejects bid to force troop withdrawal in Iraq, Syria

    The House on Wednesday refused to order the withdrawal of U.S. forces deployed to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by the end of the year. The measure was defeated, 288-139. It would have directed that troops be withdrawn within 30 days of...

    Cuba may lose 'sponsor of terrorism' designation

    Cuba may lose 'sponsor of terrorism' designation
    President Obama said Thursday that his State Department had finished a review of whether to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, potentially the first step in formally changing U.S. policy toward the island nation at a time of warming...

    Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion

    Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion
    U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, criticized Republican opposition to abortion on Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion. Statement...