Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants on Thursday, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.
Looking ahead to 2016, today's foreign-policy choices could be back in the spotlight. Already, possible presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul are staking out positions. WSJ's Jerry Seib explains
The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of a program to train and arm Syrian rebels. Elsewhere, Irans Foreign Minister says the threat from Islamic State will not be eradicated by airstrikes. Mark Kelly reports.
A previously deported 14-year-old illegal alien is suspected of trying to execute a teenaged human smuggler on the Texas border. The case is being investigated by the Hidalgo County Sheriff?s office who believe the murder is linked to a cartel hit. The victim has a criminal history that includes multiple human smuggling arrests and deportations.
Touching video of a a military mother and her son.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will call for a new law to boost rewards for whistleblowers who provide evidence of wrongdoing. Phil Mattingly reports on Market Makers.
Doug McKelway reports on new allegations against the EPA.
Lawmaker discusses the mission against the militant group.
As the pounding of war drums intensifies against ISIS and its advances in Iraq and Syria, at least one senator is voicing opposition to plans to arm Syrian rebels and says he's willing to shut down the government over it.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says no decisions have been taken at a Paris conference on possible airstrikes in Iraq.
President Barack Obama says the chances of a U.S. outbreak of Ebola are extremely low.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would not discuss what a Republican-led Senate agenda would look like if the GOP recaptures the majority this November, but said there's "almost no likelihood" Democrats would win the House. "I think the races are yet to be won," McConnell said at his weekly news conference Tuesday. "We're hoping to have a really good year. We're hoping the American people will agree with us that it might be time to try something different after six years in a row of the same old thing."
During and after the American Revolutionary War, the government of the new country operated under the Articles of Confederation. While these Articles got the young nation through its war with England, they weren't of much use when it came to running a country. So, the founding fathers decided try their hand at nation-building, and they created the Constitution of the United States, which you may remember as the one that says We The People at the top. John will tell you how the convention came together, some of the compromises that had to be made to pass this thing, and why it's very lucky that the framers installed a somewhat reasonable process for making changes to the thing. You'll learn about Shays' Rebellion, the Federalist Papers, the elite vs rabble dynamic of the houses of congress, and start to find out just what an anti-federalist is.
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