President Obama speaks to military personnel Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.
Ed O’Keefe and Paul Kane
The 273-to-156 vote placed Congress one step closer to authorizing the third military operation in Iraq in the past quarter century, and it put lawmakers on record approving U.S. engagement in the Syrian civil war.
Professional snowmobiler and Alaskan Cory Davis endorses Republican Senate candidate and former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan, accusing his democratic opponent, Mark Begich, of voting "with Obama and his D.C. friends."
At the center of the swirling debate over funding the government and arming Syrian rebels stands House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, whose rise to power reflects the challenge facing GOP leaders seeking to bring unity to a traditionally rancorous caucus, just weeks before the midterm elections.