U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.
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September 25, 2014

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

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. 


President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.
(Richard Drew/AP)
September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

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.''


Thousands of Syrians enter Turkey Tuesday.
(Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
September 24, 2014

New Airstrikes Hit ISIS Near Syria-Turkey Border

Witnesses in eastern Syria near the Turkish border report a fresh round of airstrikes against Islamic State positions. The Pentagon has confirmed the reports.


President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria before heading to the United Nations
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 23, 2014

Obama: US-Arab Strikes Show Unity Against Militants

President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone.''


September 17, 2014

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

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.


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