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Arab States Reportedly Offer to Conduct Airstrikes in Battle Against ISIS

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Several unnamed Arab countries are willing to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State in conjunction with the United States, Britain and other countries, according to a report published Sunday.

The addition of Arab military support to the coalition would be a major boost for the Obama administration’s efforts to form a wide coalition, and to convince Arab states that it is in their best interest to fight against the extremist group that now controls a swath of Syrian and Iraqi territory…

34 Million Tuned in for Obama’s Speech on ISIS

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President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night about the U.S. plan to combat the Islamic State, a group that gained notoriety after the brutal murder of two journalists, drew 34 million viewers, according to numbers released by Nielsen

That figure is slightly higher than the 33.3 million people who tuned in for the President’s State of the Union back in January, which at the time was the lowest-rated State of the Union since President Clinton’s final address in 2000.

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Australian Government: ‘There Is a Very Real Threat by the Death Cult in Syria’

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SYDNEY — The threat of a terrorist attack on Australian soil may be likely as the heightening of the national terror alert to high looks imminent, Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said.

“We know there is a very real threat by the death cult that is operating over in Iraq and Syria and we know that that threat is not just over in the Middle East,” Morrison told the National Press Club on Wednesday.

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It Only Took John McCain and Jay Carney a Few Seconds on CNN to Drop the Gloves

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It didn’t take long for Jay Carney to get his cable news baptism by fire.

The former press secretary for President Barack Obama appeared on CNN the same day that he was announced as the channel’s newest political commentator. Carney discussed Obama’s speech on the expansion of operations targeting radical militants in Iraq and Syria

Until John McCain showed up and all hell broke loose.

The senator from Arizona joined Carney,…

Watch Live: Obama Addresses the Nation on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

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President Obama will address the nation Wednesday night to outline his strategy for dealing with the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

Obama will use the 9 p.m. ET speech to present a vigorous strategy only days after he told reporters he didn’t have one.

According to a preview of the president’s address sent to reporters earlier Wednesday evening, Obama is expected to announce that America “will lead…

Obama Chooses Dying Medium to Address War-Weary Nation

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President Obama will interrupt viewers of CBS, ABC, Fox and NBC at 9 p.m. on Wednesday for a rare prime-time address about his strategy for fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Those viewers — Americans seeking a mindless reprieve from the stresses of their daily lives through shows like NBC’s America’s Got Talent, ABC’s Modern Family, FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and a CBS football special — will hear from a president who is relying on the gravity of a prime-time address to convey…

Obama Outlining Mission to Fight Islamic Militants

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WASHINGTON — In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama will outline an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad.

But administration officials said Obama will press forward with other elements of his plan without formal authorization from lawmakers. That could include wide-ranging airstrikes in Iraq and possibly in Syria. Other…

Michelle Obama Joins Upworthy as Guest Curator

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First Lady Michelle Obama has joined viral Internet platform Upworthy

The position of guest curator will allow her to bring attention to her new focus on youth education. Obama will be writing the intros for a series of video posts, the first one of which is entitled “I Really Hope The Parents Of These People Get To See What They Said Here. They’d Probably Cry.”

“Because our young people need to know that no matter where you come from or how much…

The History of U.S. Immigration Policy Explained in 2 Minutes

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) suggested in Sept. 2014 that Congress might work on immigration reform the following year — if President Barack Obama enforced current laws and didn’t act on it unilaterally.

There’s just one thing: Boehner and the Republican Party have made that same statement before, but neither the GOP nor Democrats are any closer to finding a solution to the United States’ immigration issues

Obama Says U.S. Won’t Be ‘Intimidated’ By Islamic State Beheadings

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President Barack Obama said the United States won’t be intimidated by the Islamic State’s beheadings and pledged to go after the terrorists on Wednesday, building a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group.

“We will not be intimidated. Their horrific acts only unite us,” Obama said during a press conference in Estonia, addressing the release of a video showing the murder of Steve Sotloff at the hands of an Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) militant

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