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The politics of fear -- how the GOP is using ISIS against Democrats

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:19am
The politics of fear. Until recently, that seemed so 10 years ago, right after September 11, 2001. That is, until ISIS started beheading Americans.
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Striking Syria, U.S.-Arab coalition bolstered by show of force

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:45pm
At the outset, this new coalition of the willing seemed like a coalition of the iffy.
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All the countries Obama has bombed

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:03pm
He's the war-ending president who, as of Tuesday, has ordered airstrikes in seven different countries (that we know of).
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Jim Webb 'seriously looking' at 2016 bid

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:34pm
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday he's "seriously looking" at a potential run for the Democratic nomination.
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Uncle Sam's auditors carry guns

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:19pm
A small and mostly forgotten provision in the behemoth 2002 Homeland Security Act turned federal auditors famous for investigating non-violent financial crimes into gun-toting sworn officers.
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Obama: Strikes show 'this is not America's fight alone'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:50pm
Noting that he had "made clear that America would act as part of a broad coalition," against ISIS, President Obama declared at the White House: "That's exactly what we've done."
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Pentagon details strikes

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:49pm
Pentagon officials discuss anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria. The Khorasan Group - an al Qaeda offshoot - was also targeted.
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Climate change takes front and center at United Nations summit

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:36pm
The first item on the long list of issues to be addressed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week: Climate change.
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Obama: Chelsea can have my motorcade

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:35pm
Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama says expectant mom Chelsea Clinton is welcome to his motorcade.
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A boondoggle bombs ISIS: F-22 goes into combat

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:32pm
The problem-plagued F-22 Raptor took part in its first combat mission Monday night, hitting ISIS targets in Syria.
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First on CNN: Jeb Bush heading to 2016 primary state

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:45pm
Jeb Bush will be the star attraction at a Republican fundraiser in South Carolina next month, his first trip to an early presidential primary state as a possible contender for the Republican nomination in 2016.
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How Obama came to launch strikes in Syria

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:41pm
President Barack Obama's policy toward Syria -- three years of red lines and calls for regime change -- culminated Monday in a barrage of airstrikes on terror targets there, marking a turning point for the conflict and thrusting the President further into it.
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Bill Clinton: 'Extended involvement' in Syria, but no land war

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:51pm
Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that although the conflict in Syria will mean "an extended involvement" for the United States, airstrikes in the region do not mean "a prolonged involvement in a land war."
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Hillary Clinton's madcap media mob

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:12am
If Hillary Clinton decides not to run for president -- and yes, that is still possible -- her return to the media lion's den might be a factor in her thinking.
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Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa; so is this a fresh start or deja vu?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:11am
"It's been seven years, and a lot has changed," Hillary Clinton said Sunday in her first visit to Iowa since the state dealt her presidential campaign a devastating body blow.
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This is what Hillary's going to have to get used to

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:08am
The Hambycast hits the Harkin Steak Fry and finds a huge media scrum already surrounding Hillary Clinton.
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Up close with Rick Perry's Hail Mary

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06am
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, his eye on the White House, shows up at a South Carolina football game to woo local Republicans.
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Want to be President? Convince this guy

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:06am
Hambycast hits S. Carolina, talking 2016 with the man whose endorsement any Democrat running for president will need.
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GOP's favorite label for Hillary 2016: 'Obama's Third Term'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:55am
Republicans who want to taint Hillary Clinton are going to lengths to link the former secretary of state with President Barack Obama and his sagging poll numbers.
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A land war against ISIS?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:44am
Despite fears of "mission creep", there are many factors that limit the size and scope of the battle against ISIS, says Julian Zelizer.
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