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Lawmakers Want Vote On Obama's ISIS Response

Congressional leaders met with President Obama on Tuesday, ahead of his speech on the Islamic State terrorist group.
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Cantor Brings Congressional Connections To Wall Street Job

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to a primary challenger in June, it was one of the biggest political upsets in years. But Cantor quickly found work with a New York investment bank, which said it was hiring him to provide "strategic guidance."
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5 Questions About The 2 Weeks Congress Plans To Work This Fall

It's not fair to call this a "do nothing" Congress. It's just that the House and Senate each have very different "to do" lists.
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Virginia's Jim Moran Reflects On Time In Congress Ahead Of Retirement

Democrat Jim Moran has represented Northern Virginia in Congress for the last 23 years, but announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection. He speaks with Matt McCleskey about his time on Capitol Hill.

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4 Things To Know About Obama's Islamic State Strategy

The president today is set to meet congressional leaders to discuss his strategy to combat the insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He's expected to address the nation on the subject on Wednesday.
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Obama Wants Congress' Support On ISIS, But He May Not Need It

Congressional leaders will be at the White House on Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State.
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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

Americans generally agree that too much money is spent running for office. The Senate took up a proposed constitutional amendment that could change that, but it's not likely to ultimately pass.
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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

A committee is looking at how federal programs have equipped thousands of local police and sheriff's departments with gear made for warfare, and whether more oversight is needed.
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Pryor Sticks To The Middle In Close Arkansas Senate Race

Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor is running one of the closest Senate races in the country. Arkansas has grown more Republican, but he hopes to win a third term on his reputation as a down-the-middle guy.
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Back In Session, Congress Faces Budget Bill, ISIS Threat

Congress was back in town on Monday for a two-week sprint before the midterm elections. On the schedule: pass a budget bill so the government doesn't shut down again, decide the fate of the agency that helps businesses finance U.S.-exported goods and figure out what to do about ISIS.

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