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Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels
Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels

What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat from Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through the midterm election and beyond. The intense foreign policy discussion of the last two weeks forced a pivotal vote -- whether or not the U.S. should arm and train moderate Syrian rebels -- that could define lawmakers for years to come. For most, it was the hardest vote they'd ever taken on a military strategy. On Friday, Obama signed the resolution, which was included in a broader funding bill to keep the government running...

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