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Boehner, House GOP ready to back Obama in arming Syrian rebels
Boehner, House GOP ready to back Obama in arming Syrian rebels

Congress, once reluctant to take a stand on fighting Islamic militants overseas, now appears eager to do so, as Republicans in the House largely backed President Obama's proposal to arm Syrian rebels. A vote could come as soon as next week, and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday in public and private sessions that the country should unite behind the administration, even as questions persist. "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 train and...

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