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Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.” (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser: US Ground Troops ‘Exactly What Al Qaeda Wants’

Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.”

09/29/2014

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., speaks as he chairs a hearing entitled, "Leading the Way: Adapting to South Florida's Changing Coastline." by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Science and Space at Miami Beach's City Hall on April 22, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dem. Senator: U.S. ‘Will Probably Put Boots on the Ground’ to Battle ISIS

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that he will be expanding airstrikes, including into Syria, and sending nearly 500 more U.S. troops to advise and assist Iraqi forces to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. The president reiterated that American combat forces will not be fighting on foreign soil, but one Democratic senator believes that boots will eventually be put on the ground to take on ISIS.

09/11/2014

Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

McCarthy: ‘We’re In Very Good Shape’ On Revised Border Bill

House Republican leaders on Friday offered a revised, $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to rank-and-file members, hoping the changes would sway reluctant conservatives.

08/01/2014

Newly-elected House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R), Speaker of the House John Boehner (2nd R), Representative Greg Walden (2nd L), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and newly elected Republican Whip Steve Scalise (L), hold a press conference following Republican leadership elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Scuttled House Vote On Border Bill Embarrassment For New GOP Leadership

House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.

08/01/2014

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House GOP Schedule Companion Vote On Bill To Block Obama From Extending Deportation Relief

House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally.

07/31/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C., shows the home page for the HealthCare.gov Internet site. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

West Virginia Attorney General Suing White House Over Obamacare

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is suing President Barack Obama’s administration over allegations of hand-picking which laws to follow.

07/30/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers reporters' questions during a news conference to announce that Democrats will fast-track new legislation to prevent for-profit employers from refusing to cover health benefits for religious reasons at the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Border Money Bill Appears Headed For Procedural Defeat In Senate

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis.

07/30/2014

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 24, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘We’ve Got A President That’s AWOL’ On The Border Crisis

House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama has been AWOL during the border crisis.

07/25/2014

Party-line Rules Committee vote clears the way for the House to vote on a Republican lawsuit against President Obama. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

House Panel Clears Way For Vote On Obama Lawsuit

Rules Committee vote was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.

07/24/2014

File photo of Rep. John Fleming. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: ‘We’re Now Jumping Right In The Middle Of Obama’s Nightmare And Making It Ours’

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border.

07/24/2014

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