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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own....

Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says he made a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders who took advantage of U.S. troops as "Shylocks."...

Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners
PARIS (AP) -- About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday....

Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A special House panel on Benghazi made its public debut in a surprisingly subdued and bipartisan atmosphere Wednesday after two years of pitched political battles between Republicans and Democrats over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya....

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country....

Eyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad
MIAMI (AP) -- Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria....

Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found....

US can't track Westerners fighting in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top American intelligence official is acknowledging that the U.S. has difficulty tracking the movements and activities of Westerners in Syria who have joined rebels fighting President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd)....

Pro-Hillary Clinton group helping Senate Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016....

No Labels gathers allies in DC to start 2016 push
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget....

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Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Only 4 states will see cuts to food stamps

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

Meijer to pay $2M for selling recalled products

Pro-Hillary Clinton group helping Senate Democrats

No Labels gathers allies in DC to start 2016 push

Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014


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