Obama to Ask Congress to Approve Force Against IS

November 6, 2014 1:57 AM

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Obama to Ask Congress to Approve Force Against IS

President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to work with him on a new authorization to use military force against the Islamic State group to replace the outdated authorization forged after 9/11.

Speaking the afternoon after his party was dealt a punishing blow in the midterm elections, Obama said a new military authorization is one of a few areas where he will seek to work with Congress during the lame-duck session before a new Congress is seated in January. He said the goal was to update a...

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