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House Votes Down Trade, More Troops to Iraq, Shaping Obama's Legacy and 2016 Frontrunners

June 12, 2015
Democrats disagree about trade, 450 troops to train Iraqis, Obama's last quarter and Jeb Bush & Hillary Clinton
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Obama’s New Plan to Save Iraq: Tear It Apart

June 11, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The White House is moving to arm Iraq’s tribal and religious militias. But these forces hate the Baghdad government almost as much as they hate ISIS.
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U.S. Weighing More Military Bases in Iraq to Fight ISIS, Top General Says

June 11, 2015
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
The United States is considering establishing additional military bases in Iraq to combat the Islamic State, the top American general said on Thursday, a move that would require at least hundreds more American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake cities lost to the militant Sunni extremist group.
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Joe Biden tries to buck up Iraqis, promises training and equipment

May 26, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tries to buck up Iraqis, promises training and equipment to combat Islamic State.
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Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working

May 26, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
What more can the U.S. do against Islamic State in Iraq? Plenty.

ISIS Victories in Iraq & Syria, Congressional Debates on Trade & NSA and 2016 Developments

May 22, 2015
Islamic State controls more territory, Congress debates hot-button topics, and Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails
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Defending ISIS Policy, Obama Acknowledges Flaws in Effort So Far

May 22, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama denied that the United States and its allies were losing the fight against Islamic State forces in the Middle East, but he acknowledged in an interview posted online on Thursday that more should be done to help Iraqis recapture lost territory.
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Pentagon: Iraqis ‘Didn’t Want to Fight’ ISIS for Ramadi

May 20, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
In the face of a vicious ISIS assault, the Iraqi army ran away, leaving the American plan to beat the terror group in tatters.
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Reporters Press Clinton on $25M Speaker Fees, Emails

May 20, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Democrats and officials in Cedar Falls, Iowa, told Hillary Clinton Tuesday they were pleased to hear she wanted regulatory relief for small banks to boost lending to small businesses.
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