John Kerry, Bob Corker split on whether Obama's ISIS plan is "serious"

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:35
September 17, 2014, 4:30 PM|Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, spar over the administration's plan to combat extremists in Iraq and Syria.
Joe Biden apologizes for using anti-Semitic term
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:35
Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement Wednesday that referring to mortgage lenders as "Shylocks" was a "poor choice of words." Biden used the term - a reference to a nefarious Jewish character that gives loans in Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice" - in a speech to a legal aid group Tuesday. He was describing the experiences of troops who faced foreclosures at home while they were serving in the military. "People would…
Top U.S. Senate tax law writers urge renewal of tax breaks package
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:35
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax law writers on Wednesday both urged colleagues to renew a set of expired federal tax breaks, many of which support renewable energy. Known as "extenders" and regularly renewed in past years, the package of more than 50 "temporary" provisions expired at the end of 2013, rattling industries that benefit from them. The Senate Finance Committee in April passed legislation to keep…
Georgia Senate race reveals split within Bush family
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:34
ATLANTA -- The Bush family isn't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan is playing a starring role in the state's contentious Senate race. Former President George H.W. Bush endorsed Republican nominee David Perdue on Monday. But Perdue's opponent, Democrat Michelle Nunn, has spent months highlighting her relationship with the Bush family as the head of the Points of Light Foundation, a national service organization founded by the former president. PlayVideoCBS Evening News
Top U.S. security threats: lone wolves, Syria fighters : officials
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:34
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday. Islamic State is "committed to instilling fear and attracting recruits" and to drawing public attention, as shown through its use of social media and in videos it released of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley…
FBI director: ISIS may try to take more American hostages
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:34
FBI Director James Comey said in written testimony to Congress Wednesday that Americans within reach of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) may be at risk of being kidnapped. "We are deeply concerned about the safety and security of American citizens worldwide," Comey said in his written testimony ahead of a hearing in front of the House Homeland Security Committee. "ISIL and other foreign terrorist organizations may continue to…
Joe Biden in Iowa: U.S. must "restore" middle class economic security
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:34
September 17, 2014, 2:15 PM|Vice President Joe Biden decries the gap between wage growth and corporate productivity growth, saying the U.S. must do more to restore fairness for middle class families.
Poll: One in four Americans worry about getting Ebola
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:37
STORY HIGHLIGHTSA CNN survey finds 27% of Americans are worried about getting EbolaMore people are concerned about being victimized by terrorismPresident Obama says chances of an outbreak in the U.S. are "extremely low"But he says its spread in West Africa is a "national security priority" (CNN) -- While President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday that the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the United States "are extremely low," roughly one in four Americans are worried that…
Sanford's custody battle won't be as public as he thought
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:37
Mark Sanford STORY HIGHLIGHTSMark Sanford and his ex-wife will try to settle custody battle in mediation, report saysThe Republican congressman was supposed to appear in court MondayHe made a highly public Facebook post last week about their legal disputes (CNN) -- Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court hearing Monday was postponed.
NRA deploys ad blitz supporting Republican Senate candidates
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:34
With less than two months before the midterm elections, the National Rifle Association deployed a multimillion dollar ad blitz Wednesday supporting Republican Senate candidates in three pivotal races that could well determine which party controls the upper chamber next year. The buy, totaling over $4 million dollars, is spread across Arkansas, Colorado, and North Carolina. In Arkansas, where Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor faces a stiff challenge from freshman Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, the NRA is…
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