President Obama urged attendees at the Laborfest rally in Milwaukee to mobilize for the fall election rather than allow Republicans to dictate the course of national policy.
Key Democrats and Republicans on Sunday criticized President Obama's approach to dealing with international turmoil.
The Arizona Republican asked the administration to bolster weapons aid and airstrikes, while still limiting the U.S. role to a support capacity.
The Democrat offered limited criticism of the president's approach and said she hopes the administration will encourage a coalition with Arab nations.
The Democrat, who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the U.S. should provide "defensive weapons" for Ukraine.
Rogers criticized the president for recent comments that the White House does not yet have a strategy for defeating the Islamic State.
The White House is the only one talking up a shutdown, Cruz says.
Perry, Carson and Paul take the stage at AFP
He steps down new details about an ongoing federal investigation into an endorsement-pay-scheme involving Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.
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