With new Syria plan, House seeks to keep Obama on short leash

September 16, 2014 1:19 PM

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With new Syria plan, House seeks to keep Obama on short leash

The House plan for training and arming Syrian rebels has many checks on the Obama administration to make sure Congress has oversight. Too many, some say.

Washington — The House of Representatives is responding to President Obama’s request to fund the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State, with debate and a vote ahead this week.

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