Republican lawmakers criticized the president for authorizing only limited action in Iraq while Democratic lawmakers maintained support for President Obama’s current strategy in comments made on Sunday.
President Barack Obama yesterday declined to give a timetable for the strikes, but reiterated that there will be no boots on the ground.
A major Democratic donor who is funding some of the left’s most politically active electioneering groups was subject to bipartisan condemnation this week in the midst of a federal investigation into his hedge fund’s tax avoidance schemes.
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) has called for at least threatening to cut aid from Central American countries that are not working to stop the flow of children illegally immigrating to the United States, Roll Call reports.
Leading senators advocated in favor of immediate airstrikes and drone strokes in Iraq following the seizure of major cities by an extremist Muslim terror group, the Hill reports.