House moves toward Syria vote

September 17, 2014 5:05 PM

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House moves toward Syria vote

The House is on the brink of authorizing a mission to arm and train rebels in Syria, giving President Barack Obama the green light in his bid to stop the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his leadership team have been working with White House officials and congressional Democrats to whip nervous lawmakers and drive the vote count as high as possible.

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