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SEP 19, 2014 - Washington Post

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Monkey Cage: Power of the purse in peril?

Congress has cleared the Continuing Resolution (aka the “CR”), a stopgap funding bill to keep the federal government running through Dec. 11.  In contrast to last fall’s government shutdown drama, passage was relatively smooth sailing— even with funding attached to train and equip the opposition in the Syrian civil war. Read full article >>

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SEP 19, 2014 - 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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SEP 18, 2014 - Roll Call

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Senate Votes to Fund Syrian Rebels Against ISIS, Avert Government Shutdown (Updated) (Video)

Updated 6:50 p.m. | After some last-minute drama on immigration, the Senate took care of Congress' last must-pass piece of business before the November elections -- keeping the government funded and providing authority for arming and training Syrian rebels in the fight against the terror group known as ISIS.

Tags: Senate Votes to Fund Syrian Rebels Against ISIS, Avert Government Shutdown (Updated) (Video),  Government Shutdown Latest News

SEP 18, 2014 - Roll Call

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Senate Votes to Fund Syrian Rebels Against ISIS, Avert Government Shutdown (Updated)

Updated 6:50 p.m. | After some last-minute drama on immigration, the Senate took care of Congress' last must-pass piece of business before the November elections -- keeping the government funded and providing authority for arming and training Syrian rebels in the fight against the terror group known as ISIS.

Tags: Senate Votes to Fund Syrian Rebels Against ISIS, Avert Government Shutdown (Updated),  Government Shutdown Latest News

SEP 18, 2014 - Roll Call

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Senate Votes to Fund Syrian Rebels Against ISIS, Avert Government Shutdown

After some last-minute drama on immigration, the Senate is taking care of Congress' last must-pass piece of business before the November elections -- keeping the government funded and providing authority for arming and training Syrian rebels in the fight against the terror group known as ISIS.

Tags: Senate Votes to Fund Syrian Rebels Against ISIS, Avert Government Shutdown,  Government Shutdown Latest News