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WH: Obama Has “Strong Confidence” In DNC Chair

The remark was in response to an inquiry over whether the President had “complete confidence” in Wasserman Schultz.

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Former Admin Officials: Keep Iran Out Of ISIS Coalition

“An enemy’s enemy is not necessarily your friend,” the former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq said.

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Washington Lays The Capitol Cornerstone, Fidel Castro Goes to New York And The U.S. Introduces Central Intelligence

Plus, Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and Margaret Chase Smith is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

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Udall Trails GOP Challenger By 8 Points In Colorado

Udall received 40 percent support while Gardner comes in with 48 percent.

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Apple Touts Privacy Guidelines

“It’s not technically feasible” for the tech giant to provide some data from iOS8 users.

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Kerry: Obama Can Fight ISIL Without Congress

Secretary of State John Kerry said that the AUMF from 2001 gives President Barack Obama the authority to attack ISIl without Congressional approval.

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House Approves Continuing Resolution

The Continuing Resolution was sponsored by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), who said on the House Floor that that it was “our best, most clear path forward to keep the lights of the federal government on until year’s end.”

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House Gives Obama Authority To Arm/Train Syrian Rebels To Fight ISIS

The amendment is part of the Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded. It now goes to the Senate for approval.

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – September 18, 2014

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Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his tour of India, John Kerry testifies before the House, and the US energy secretary visits his Canadian counterpart.

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House Democrats Attempt To Force Vote On ENDA


ENDA would outlaw the practice of discriminating against Americans when applying for jobs based on sexual orientation or personal gender identification.

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House Will End Business Until After Election

The lower chamber will adjourn after Thursday’s scheduled business until after November 4th.

Ukranian President Asks Congress For Help Against Russia

“I urge you not to let Ukraine Stand alone in the face of this threat,” Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko said on the House floor.

TRNS News Notes- 9/18/14

House backs Obama’s Syria plan
Kerry: U.S. won’t go it alone
Australia: anti-terror raids over plot to kill
Army’s top general: Ground forces
Scotland independence: Voting today
VA official: Link – delays and patient deaths

Click here for: Thursday, September 18

● Court revives Internet rape case

● Predatory lenders sued for online scams

● Americans not keen on foreign trade

● Counterfeiters run fast to beat Apple

● Selling products over and over again

● Corporate awards unmasked

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – September 17, 2014

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Scotland braces for Thursday’s critical independence referendum. Comedian Eddie Izzard and rockers Franz Ferdinand weigh in.

House Dems Slam Republicans On Education

The following is from the office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.