Lieberman: U.S. To Supply Weapons To Syria Opposition At Some Point

Following Marco Rubio’s speechat the Brookings Institute Wednesday, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) stated that although there should be “no boots on the ground” in Syria, the U.S. must supply the Syrian opposition groups with the weapons necessary to ward off the Assad regime.

“At some point we simply have to say, ‘we’re going to help them, we’re going to give them weapons to defend themselves.’” (:19)

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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.

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.”

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.

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.

House Democrats Attempt To Force Vote On ENDA

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