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VA Secretary Robert McDonald Made False Claims About Military Service

February 24, 2015
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division.
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President Obama’s war push faces rift with the left

February 23, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Democrats say they won’t support a war authorization against ISIL if Obama agrees to Republican demands to expand his power.
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U.S. Won’t Back Egypt’s Attacks on ISIS

February 19, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Two longtime allies are attacking ISIS—and growing frustrated with one another. That’s good news for the so-called Islamic State.

Obama Requests War Powers, Ceasefire Begins in Ukraine, Homeland Security Funding Fight, and Ups & Downs in 2016 Race

February 13, 2015
Obama wants Congress to approve fight against ISIS and a European-backed ceasefire in Ukraine.
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Congress Shows a Lack of Enthusiasm for Giving Obama War Powers to Fight ISIS

February 13, 2015
Peter Baker, Ashley Parker | The New York Times
Ever since President Obama ordered American warplanes to begin bombing terrorist targets in Iraq and Syria last year, members of Congress have insisted on having a say in the matter. The president, they declared, could not, or at least should not, take the country back to war without the input of the nation’s elected representatives.
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Cybersecurity Focus of Obama Summit in Tech Capital

February 13, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Americans are increasingly alarmed by the international criminals, malicious hackers, cyberwarriors and spies who make off with electronic data moving through cyberspace and stored where break-ins happen in silent code.
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Obama’s Dual View of War Power Seeks Limits and Leeway

February 12, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
In seeking authorization for his six-month-old military campaign against the Islamic State terrorist group, President Obama on Wednesday did something that few if any of his predecessors have done: He asked Congress to restrict the ability of the commander in chief to wage war against an overseas enemy.
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U.S. Won’t Investigate ISIS Hostage’s Death

February 12, 2015
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris | The Daily Beast
U.S. officials confirmed that the 26-year-old American aid worker is deceased but say there’s no evidence a Jordanian airstrike killed her, as the terrorists claim—and the Pentagon won’t look into how she died.
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2002 Authorization for Military Force in Iraq

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October 11, 2002
As President Obama asks Congress for authority to fight the Islamic State, we look back at the 2002 authorization for military force in Iraq.
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