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Obama meets with congressional leaders on Islamic State strategy
Obama meets with congressional leaders on Islamic State strategy

President Obama huddled with congressional leaders for more than an hour Tuesday to discuss his administration’s plan to tackle the rising threat of Islamic State, a day before he lays out the case publicly in a prime-time national address. Tuesday’s gathering in the Oval Office comes amid calls by some for the president to seek new congressional authorization for any escalation of the nation’s military commitment in the region, a move that many lawmakers worry would put them in a difficult political position with just eight weeks before the midterm election. The four invited leaders were House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House...

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