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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. The bipartisan 78-22 tally Thursday blended support from Obama's close Democratic allies and some of his fiercest GOP critics, including top Senate Republican ...

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama's request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East. The legislation also provides funding for the government after the end of the budget year on Sept. 30, eliminating any threat of a ...

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16 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate voting on rebel aid after House backs Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of both parties expected quick passage Thursday as the Senate neared a vote on President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants. The measure sailed through the House on Wednesday as Obama won support from staunch Republicans who typically oppose him but lost votes from some of ...

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21 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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GOP favorability rebounds, close to pre-shutdown levels: Gallup poll

With less than two months until November's midterm elections, the Republican party's image has regained the loss it took amid the partial shutdown of the federal government last year, Gallup said. After bottoming out at a 28 percent favorable rating last fall, Republicans' favorability among Americans has climbed ...

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SEP 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say approval is ensured. Top leaders of both parties stood with the president despite reservations that his ...

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