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Congress now eager to vote on Obama's plan to fight Islamic State
Congress now eager to vote on Obama's plan to fight Islamic State

Congress, which seemed reluctant just a few days ago to vote on President Obama's plan to fight Islamic militants, now appears eager to do so, as House Republicans on Thursday largely backed a White House proposal to arm Syrian rebels. A vote could come as soon as next week, and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) called upon the country to unite behind the administration, despite his and others' reservations. "We only have one commander in chief," Boehner said. "At this point in time it's important that we give the president what he's asking for." Members of both parties increasingly want to vote, not only on the White House request to...

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