Obama’s Islamic State Plan Poses Test for Both Parties

September 11, 2014 1:48 PM

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Obama’s Islamic State Plan Poses Test for Both Parties

Fighting Islamic State presents a political problem for President Barack Obama, and now his call for action is creating one for Democrats and Republicans, too.

Obama’s fellow Democrats, who have embraced an end-the-wars mantra toward Iraq and Afghanistan, must now rally around the commander-in-chief as he authorizes a military plan to defeat the extremists. There has also been a growing call inside the party to end the 2001 Authorization for Use of Militar...

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