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Senators Put Kerry on Defensive Over ISIS Strategy
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:00:46 GMT
The secretary of state was met with stiff Republican opposition when he visited Capitol Hill to sell President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat ISIS.






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Vote on Obama Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels Heads to Senate
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:34:14 GMT
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House voted to give Obama authorization to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to combat ISIS militants.






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House OKs Authorization to Arm Syrian Rebels
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:34:14 GMT
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House voted to give Obama authorization to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to combat ISIS militants.






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Kerry, Corker Have Heated Exchange at ISIS Hearing
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:09:25 GMT
Sen. Bob Corker and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exchange words over the Obama administration's plan to combat ISIS militants in the Mideast.






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Kerry Delivers Stern Message to Protesters, Senate Committee
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:31:49 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appears at a Senate hearing to explain the need to combat ISIS militants in the Mideast and speaks directly to a group of protesters in attendance.






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Say Cheese: Obama Smiles for Cameras at CENTCOM
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:07:45 GMT
President Obama greeted servicemembers on Wednesday during his visit to the U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base.






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'I Like That Hairdo, Man ... Can I Touch That?' Obama Asks Kid
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:38:04 GMT
President Obama visits kids at Tinker Elementary School in Tampa, Fla.






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At First Benghazi Hearing, Lawmakers Set Partisan Politics Aside
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:06:03 GMT
"I remain hopeful there are still things left in our country that can transcend politics," says chairman Trey Gowdy.






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Pelosi: 49ers Should Have Benched McDonald
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:49:16 GMT
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says the 49ers should not have let Ray McDonald play while he is being investigated for felony domestic violence






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Terror Officials: ISIS, al-Qaeda One-Upmanship of Concern
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:26:03 GMT
Secy. Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen discuss how terror one-upmanship between ISIS and al-Qaeda is of concern to the U.S.






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If You Threaten America ... We Will Find You, Says Obama
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:39:07 GMT
President Obama speaks to U.S. military members at CENTCOM in Tampa, Fla.






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Watch Live: Obama Speaks at CENTCOM
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:46:09 GMT
President Obama delivers remarks at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla.






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Biden Apologizes for 'Shylocks' Comment
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:38:35 GMT
"It was a poor choice of words," the vice president says.






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Manchin Says Training Syrian Rebels Is 'Insanity'
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:28:20 GMT
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., explains why he will not support the president’s plan to train and arm the Syrian opposition.






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Race of the Day: Murphy vs. Domino in Florida
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:20:55 GMT
Democratic incumbent Patrick Murphy is the favorite in this race over Republican Carl Domino.






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Watch Live: House Benghazi Hearing
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:59:51 GMT
A House select committee holds a hearing on the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.






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Obama Vows: We Won't Fight Another Ground War in Iraq
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:46:58 GMT
The president's speech comes a day after his top military adviser, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said he could recommend deploying troops on the ground in Iraq.
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ISIS Crisis: Will Obama Keep His Vow to Not Put Boots on Ground?
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:16:38 GMT
Does he repeat his vow that U.S. combat forces aren’t an option?






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First Read's Morning Clips
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:11:05 GMT
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.






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Obama: 'Ebola Outbreak is Spiraling Out of Control'
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:16:21 GMT







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ISIS Propaganda Video Targets Obama
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:46:34 GMT







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Lawmaker Looking to Make NFL Pay for Redskins Name
Posted Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:23:53 GMT
Sen. Cantwell is proposing to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because the league has not mandated the Washington Redskins to change their name.






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Obama 'Shocked' by Ray Rice Video, McDonough Says
Posted Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:54:05 GMT
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough explains President Obama’s reaction to Ray Rice’s NFL suspension.






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Dempsey: Not Possible to Totally Destroy ISIS With Military Force
Posted Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:49:09 GMT
Gen. Martin Dempsey tells a Senate committee that military force alone will not completely destroy ISIS.






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Race of the Day: Southerland vs. Graham in Florida
Posted Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:53:43 GMT
The race in this Florida Panhandle district pits a Tea Party incumbent against the daughter of a beloved former Florida senator and governor.






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