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    Continuing Resolution Markup

    The House Rules Committee met to consider rules for floor debate on a short-term, through December 11, 2014, continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the fiscal…

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    State Department

    Deputy Spokesman Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a range of international issues, including U.S. strategy toward defeating ISIL* in Syria and Iraq, the role…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. Press Secretary Earnest talked about the U.S. strategy against ISIL* and the…

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    Combating ISIS

    Middle East policy experts talked about President Obama’s plan to combat ISIS* and the U.S. effort to establish a reliable partner in Syria to fight both ISIS and President…

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    Combating Islamic State Threat

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) spoke about the U.S. strategy toward Islamic State* militants in Iraq and Syria. Representative McKeon saidPresident…

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    Senate Democratic Leadership on Islamic State Threat

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to urge Congress to authorize Title 10 of the United States Code, giving the president more authority to train and equip moderate groups in…

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    Presidential Address on Islamic State Threat

    President Obama delivered an address to the nation on the threat posed by ISIL* and the administration’s strategy for degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group’s…

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    Islamic State in Syria

    Karen Leigh talked about the evolution and extent of the Islamic State’s influence in Syria and the potential for U.S. military action against the group in that country. The…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues. She condemned Islamic State bombings of residential areas in Syria, and discussed ongoing…

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    U.S. Policy on Combating ISIS

    Foreign Policy senior writer Shane Harris spoke by phone about the latest on U.S. strategy to combat ISIS' stronghold on parts of Syria and Iraq, and whether the Obama administration would…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including U.S. surveillance flights over Syria, the transport of U.S. weapons to Kurdish forces,…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He clarified statements President Obama made in his news conference the previous day about U.S.…

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    Islamic Radicalization

    Islam and foreign policy experts talked about the causes for the rise of radicalism in Iraq and Syria and the creation of militant groups such as ISIS*. They discussed the intentions of…

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    Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

    Former Defense Department and FBI officials talked about the international community’s concern over the expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They also discussed…

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    Presidential News Conference

    President Obama made a statement about the latest developments in Syria and Ukraine and responded to reporters' questions. He said that ISIS* posed an immediate threat to Iraq and that…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including reports that Russian tanks and troops had entered southern Ukraine and a recent United…

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    UN Security Council Meeting on Syria

    The United Nations Security Council met to discuss the situation in Syria and ongoing humanitarian efforts The previous day U.N. investigators released their report that found both the…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics. Topics included Iraq and whether a decision has been made to target ISIL* with air strikes in…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related questions. He announced the coalition forces who had signed up to support the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues. She commended the latest Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire agreement, but added that it was an…

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