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(Undated) -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says American ground troops will have to be part of the effort to defeat ISIS if there is what Gates calls "any hope of success." President Obama's first Pentagon chief spoke today on "CBS This Morning." Gates' comments come a...
(Tampa, FL) -- President Obama says the U.S. has the capacity and the will to mobilize the world against terrorists. Speaking at U.S. Central Command in Florida, Obama warned that ISIS represents a growing threat to the Middle East and U.S. national security interests. The...
(Atlanta, GA) -- President Obama wants the U.S. to lead an aggressive effort to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Speaking at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Obama said the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. are extremely low. He argued that the U.S...
(Washington, DC) -- The Pentagon is not ruling out "boots on the ground" in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. In a Senate hearing Tuesday, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey said he may recommend using some of the military advisers now in Iraq in combat-support roles, if...
(New York, NY) -- A new poll shows a tight re-election battle for indicted New York Congressman Michael Grimm. The latest Siena College/NY1 poll gives the Staten Island lawmaker just a four-point edge over his Democratic challenger. Grimm leads Domenic Recchia 44-percent to 40-...
(Undated) -- West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says the U.S. shouldn't arm the Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS. Senator Manchin also said he doesn't support having American troops on the ground. He wants Middle Eastern countries to take the lead in the fight. The West...
(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will testify about the growing ISIS threat during a U.S. House hearing this afternoon. Kerry has been working to put together a broad international coalition to help combat the terror group in Iraq and Syria. Kerry will urge...
(Undated) -- South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says the strategy against ISIS is not a military plan. Senator Graham says it'll take too long to train the Syrian rebels to be strong enough to be able to defeat ISIS without the help of American ground troops. Graham is afraid...
(Undated) -- Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez says securing the border won't stop a possible attack from ISIS. Representative Gutierrez says a terrorist group would not pay for someone to help them come across the southern border. Instead, they will send jihadists who have...