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Pres. Obama to outline ISIS strategy tonight

4 years 8 months 1 week ago Wednesday, September 10 2014 Sep 10, 2014 September 10, 2014 2:18 PM September 10, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON- As President Barack Obama prepares to outline his strategy against the Islamic State group tonight in a speech to the American people, administration officials are still working to win the support of reluctant lawmakers for part of Obama's plan.

Republicans in the House aren't yet supporting Obama's request for approval to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, and the request wasn't included in a spending bill that the House is supposed to vote on tomorrow.

It's not clear whether Republicans are rejecting the request completely or plan to handle it another way. Obama has told lawmakers that he has the authority to proceed with other parts of his plan without their formal approval.

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