Phone lines are open for viewer comments on the possibility of U.S. ground forces in Syria and Iraq to combat Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militants. Bob Cusack also talked by phone about Congress' first Benghazi hearing.
Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill newspaper, talked about a scheduled House vote on authorizing the training of Syrian rebels, as well as the first public hearing of the Select Committee on Benghazi.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, discusses President Obama’s announcement that U.S. troops and millions of dollars in aid will be dispatched to combat the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.
Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, discusses his efforts as one of the Democratic Party’s leading strategists and as a party spokesman on immigration issues.
University of of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida talks about public policy issues impacting higher education institutions as well as the role of the Big Ten athletic conference.
Democratic members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi hold a news conference in advance of the panel’s first hearing on Wednesday. They unveil their website, which they say answers common questions about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate.
The House continues debate on a stopgap measure to fund the federal government through December 11, and an amendment to authorize U.S. military action against ISIS. Votes on both are expected late Wednesday.