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12 hrs ago | Fox News

White House presses Congress to vote now on Islamic State plan, keep US troops out of Middle East

The White House on Sunday put the pressure on Congress to vote this week in favor of President Obama's plan to destroy Islamic State by training and arming Syrians rebels, making clear that sending U.S. combat troops is not an option. "If it's not the Syrian opposition, trained and equipped by the United States, authorized by Congress and the president, a then it'll have to be U.S. troops," White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told "Fox News Sunday."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, US Senate

Sat Sep 13, 2014

SFGate

NFL needs new face to get character back in the game

Former Mayor Willie Brown poses for a portrait at his apartment in the St. Regis Hotel on Thursday July 31, 2008 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle The league needs a new face at the top, big time, and I suggest Condoleezza Rice - a huge football fan who's a member of the new college playoff selection committee - or maybe even Bill Clinton .

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Condoleezza Rice, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

TV listings: Weekend of September 13-14, 2014

Broadcast live from Baltimore's Pier Six Pavilion, "Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem" salutes America's anthem with performances from Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. John Lithgow and Jordin Sparks host.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Obama to meet, raise money with connected advocate for Israel

President Barack Obama , who is attempting to help Democrats maintain their grip on the Senate , will attend a fundraiser Friday at the home of a wealthy Baltimore hedge fund manager who has become one of the nation's foremost advocates for Israel. Howard E. Friedman, a former president of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, and a leading patron of Jewish political causes, will host Obama for a dinner that will cost guests up to $32,400 - the maximum an individual may give to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the calendar year.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Baltimore, MD, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Washington Post

Hoyer: War resolution debate should be held after November elections

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday there is growing momentum for Congress to hold an expansive war debate after the Nov. 4 elections to give a greater legislative imprint on President Obama's conduct of attacks against the Islamic State. Hoyer said that Congress should take a "two-step process" to handle the issue, first approving a modest proposal that would allow Pentagon officials to train and arm pro-western Syrian rebels to fight against Islamic State forces that control portions of that country and Iraq.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, Sports

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Roll Call

Delay Opens Door for More Continuing Resolution Complications

Obama's last-minute "Title 10 authority" request could make it tougher for Hoyer and other Democrats to oppose the GOP spending bill. President Barack Obama conservatives emerged from a Tuesday night meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz expressing a desire to change how long the government will be funded under the bill.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Democrat, Walter Jones

The Washington Post

Wonkbook: Congress just may avoid a government shutdown

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Hill

Watchdogs urge House leaders to keep ethics panel

A long list of good-government groups is urging House leaders this week to extend the life of an independent office charged with probing congressional misconduct. The watchdogs say the Office of Congressional Ethics "has significantly improved the House ethics process" by adding unprecedented transparency to an otherwise murky system while amassing "an outstanding record of bipartisan ethics enforcement."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Nation

AIPAC's Fight Against Iran Diplomacy

In the September 1 issue of the New Yorker, reporter Connie Bruck offers a long article on America's top Israel lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eric Cantor

Fri Aug 29, 2014

DC Military

COMREL welcomes Rep. Steny Hoyer

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland 5th congressional district, addresses the Naval Support Activity South Potomac Community Relations Council at the Town of Indian Head's Village Green Pavilion on Aug. 27. Hoyer emphasized the "clear and present danger" represented by the sequester cuts to the national defense and the importance of ... (more)

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Daily Kos

TANF is Now Old Enough for TANF to Stop Caring About Its Well-Being

On August 22, 1994, twenty years ago to the day from yesterday, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, known as "welfare reform."

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Richard Neal, US House of Representatives, Elijah Cummings, John Dingell

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Hill

Dems blast McConnell 'shutdown' talk

In a series of statements and fundraising emails, Democrats said McConnell's statements in a news interview suggest he'd threaten to shut down the government by demanding that the White House accept restrictions on its policies in exchange for legislation funding the government.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, US Senate

The Skanner

House Democrats Have Cash Advantage But Little Chance of Winning Seats

PHOTO: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., joined by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., criticizes the efforts of Republicans to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law, ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maxine Waters, Republican, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Healthcare Law, Law, Barack Obama

Tue Aug 19, 2014

India.com

World's Largest Hindu Temple Comes to New Jersey

ROBBINSVILLE, New Jersey: It was a culmination of years of planning, preparations and prayers as the second phase of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha's Shri Swaminarayan temple was inaugurated over the weekend.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Frank Pallone, World News, India, Pennsylvania

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Social Media: Lawmakers Embrace ALS Challenge, Quieter on Ferguson, Middle East

A look at the past day on Twitter shows that more from Congress are dumping ice water on themselves in the name of charity than using social media to weigh in national and international events.

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Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Al Green, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Media Notes Congressional Failure to Demilitarize Police, and Reason is Proud to Lead the Way

Members of Congress had a recent chance to demilitarize policing-and Ferguson, Missouri's own member of Congress, Rep. Lacy Clay , is among the majority of both Democrats and Republicans who turned up their noses at the opportunity.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Cantor, Republican

The Jersey Journal

Military Update: Expansion of networks become key tool to ensure timely VA healthcare

President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., right, signs H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, at the Wallace Theater in Fort Belvoir, Va.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Baltimore Sun

Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide [Editorial]

The wind-power power struggle at the highest levels of Maryland's Democratic Party seemed to have been decided in May when Gov. Martin O'Malley bucked Rep. Steny Hoyer to veto legislation that would have essentially killed a green energy project on the Eastern Shore.

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Related Topix: US Navy, US Military, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Opinion

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