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August 27th, 2014
05:57 PM ET

Pentagon: US. has to take a 'regional approach' to ISIS, look at its reign in Syria

(CNN) – President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether to authorize air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria, the White House insists.

The Pentagon press secretary, echoing statements from the secretary of defense and the nation's top military officer, said the U.S. must take a "regional approach" to ISIS.
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August 27th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Will Obama authorize airstrikes in Syria?

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether to authorize air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria, the White House insists.

More and more, though, the signals and nuance from the administration and the military suggest such a campaign could be coming.

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August 27th, 2014
05:32 PM ET

McConnell, opponent react to secret audio tape with Koch brothers

(CNN) – Democrats are hyperventilating over audio obtained by The Nation, of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell saying the GOP will be attaching "riders" on the spending bill, to force the President's hand on everything from Obamacare to funding for the EPA. He made the comments two months ago to a group of donors, including the Koch brothers.
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