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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds an interagency Ebola preparedness meeting at City Hall on Oct. 9, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Mayor: ‘We’re In A High State Of Readiness Every Day’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday expressed confidence in his city’s readiness against terrorism and the emerging threat of Ebola, dismissing criticism that the most populated city in the U.S. could be hampered because he lacked a security clearance.

10/15/2014

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joe Biden and law enforcement and elected officials to discuss gun safety on Feb. 11, 2013 at Girard College in Philadelphia. (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: Would Be ‘Very Healthy’ For US If Congress Debates ISIS Terror Threat

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday it would be “very healthy” for America if members of Congress spend about two weeks getting briefings, holding hearings, and having a real debate about authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State terrorist group.

10/07/2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses a High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament during the 68th United Nations General Assembly. (Photo by MIKE SEGAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian President: Western Media Continues ‘Islamophobic Project’ Against Muslims

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said Western media continues to spout “false claims” and vilify the Islamic religion, saying that Muslims view such accusations as “part of an Islamophobic project.”

09/26/2014

Supporters of Herve Gourdelhold signs demanding the release of the French mountain climber. (Photo by JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)

French Tourist Beheaded By ISIS Copycat Group In Algeria

Mountaineer Herve Gourdel was kidnapped Sunday while hiking in Algeria. A splinter group from al-Qaida posted a video saying his death was revenge for French participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State.

09/24/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser to renew the James Zadroga Act at the United Federation of Teachers union on Sept. 16, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: World Trade Center 9/11 Aftermath Was A Scene Out Of ‘Dante’s Inferno’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, saying thousands still need help.

09/17/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a discussion on the American family and cultural values." at Catholic University on July 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio Positioning Himself As Leading Foreign Policy Hawk Among Republicans Considering White House Runs

Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

09/17/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference after a bi-state meeting on security preparedness for the New York-New Jersey area on Sept. 15, 2014 in New York. (credit: Andrew Burt/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Terrorist Threat ‘Is More Complex’

New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.

09/16/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq in the State Dining Room at the White House. Obama said he authorized targeted air strikes and relief supply drops in Iraq to prevent "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities.  (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama ‘Confident’ of Islamic State Group’s Defeat

President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he’s leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. “is on the right side of history.”

09/13/2014

Vice President Dick Cheney speaks about the situation in Syria and Iraq regarding the terrorist group ISIS, at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), on Sept. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cheney: ‘We’ve Got Rapid Growth In Islamic Terrorism’

Arriving home in Wyoming, former Vice President Dick Cheney continued to hammer on his message that President Barack Obama’s policies are leaving the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

09/11/2014

President Obama speaks to the nation about his strategy to fight ISIS. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Outlines Plan To Defeat Islamic State

Strategy will include U.S. led air strikes and the training and arming of Syrian rebels opposed to the Islamic State group. He promises no “boots on the ground” for American forces.

09/10/2014

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