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56 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Trio of Republican 2016 hopefuls stake out positions with Syria vote

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three likely Republican White House contenders thrust the party's foreign policy divide into the spotlight with their Thursday votes and comments on a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels. While Florida Senator Marco Rubio voted in favor of the plan, which passed, Kentucky's Rand Paul and Texas Senator Ted Cruz voted against it, with ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Conflicted Congress Passes Obama's New War Funding

WASHINGTON -- The Senate added its conflicted stamp of approval to President Barack Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels against the Islamic State, voting to fund what amounts to the start of a new war without an actual war vote. The measure -- attached to a must-pass bill to fund the government until Dec. 11 -- spends $500 ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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Rand Paul Just Delivered A Major Foreign Policy Speech — And Critics Say He Made His ISIS Position Even More Confusing

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) took to the Senate floor Thursday to blast the Obama administration's request to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, while simultaneously saying he was supportive of confronting the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL). Paul said a Senate vote on a measure to arm the rebels Obama is seeking to partner ...

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6 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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Rand Paul Blasts 'Absurd' Syrian Rebel Plan

The possible 2016 contender says he supports a fight against ISIS but that arming the Syrian rebels is "a fool's errand."

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6 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Rand Paul on Syria: 'No one really knows where all these arms are going to wind up'

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, blasted fellow senators Thursday for refusing to hold a stand-alone vote on arming Syrian rebels, saying lawmakers were shirking their constitutional duty. He said he opposes President Obama's plans to arm moderate rebels, questioning the U.S.'s ability to ensure the military equipment reached the right ...

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