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Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 00:15

President Obama meets with top lawmakers at the White House as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Obama is meeting with top lawmakers at the White House as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants. Obama will deliver a speech to Americans on Wednesday to lay out his "game plan" to halt the Islamist group that has seized swathes of Syria and Iraq, as he tries to head off public concerns that the country could be moving toward another full-scale war. Ahead of the speech, Obama is meeting with the four leaders of Congress - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 00:15