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Obama has bipartisan support against Islamic State, still faces doubts
Obama has bipartisan support against Islamic State, still faces doubts

President Obama and his advisors appear to have convinced Americans that the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria are a threat to the U.S. This week he'll try to prove he's capable of taking them on. In laying out a plan to use U.S. air power, multinational partners and proxy fighters to "ultimately destroy" the Al Qaeda offshoot, Obama appears to have landed in a rare moment of bipartisan backing. Polls released over the weekend show that sizable majorities of both Republicans and Democrats support Obama's tactics. But the support hasn't immediately translated into a clear political boost for the president or a surge of congressional...

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