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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday.

President Obama appears to have strong bipartisan support in Congress to carry out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. He also made his case for aggressive action in a speech to the U.N. on Wednesday.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

By Hannah Meisel

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.

President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death.''






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 17, 2014

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

By Scott Horsley

Barack Obama

President Obama delivers a rare, primetime address Wednesday.  Taking over the TV networks during the crucial 8:00 p.m. CT programming slot is not something any White House does lightly.


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