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Defense

Most Americans Believe in Obama's ISIS Plan, but Not in Him

A lot Americans support President Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, even though a majority of Americans don't think it will work.

Management

Mitt Romney's Friends Keep Pushing Him to Run for President

Democrats have Hillary Clinton, but Republicans still lack a clear 2016 frontrunner to direct their speculation toward.

Tech

Here's What Congress Tweeted While Obama Was Asking for Their Support Against ISIL

On Twitter, Congress's reaction during and immediately after the speech was either disparaging, supportive, or completely off-topic.

State & Local

Missouri Lawmaker Sues to Stop His Daughters' Access to Obamacare Birth Control

State representative's attorney: Hobby Lobby case opens the door to parents opting out of the contraceptive mandate on religious grounds.

Management

Two Government Agencies Are Feuding Over How Red States Should Expand Medicaid

GAO has "long-standing concerns" with the way the Department of Health approves Medicaid waivers.

State & Local

Missouri and Texas Both Have Executions Scheduled for Wednesday

After a year full of botched executions, the country's leading death penalty states will execute two people on Wednesday.

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Oversight

Rand Paul Will Have to Choose Between the Senate and the White House

Under Kentucky law, a candidate cannot appear on the ballot more than once.

State & Local

Berkeley Mandates Free Marijuana Access for Low-Income Residents

City's mayor: "You hear stories about people dying from cancer who don’t have the money."

Defense

Police Departments Keep Losing Their Military Humvees and Assault Rifles

At least four police departments have had their Pentagon issued Humvees stolen in the last five years.

Defense

National Guard Turns to Food Banks Because Rick Perry Hasn't Paid Them

The National Guard troops Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered to the U.S. Mexico border last month are using food and gas aid from a local food bank because they haven't been paid in weeks.

State & Local

Ferguson Police Sued for $41.5 Million Over Civil Rights Abuses

Six are suing the Ferguson and St. Louis County police forces, alleging that the officers' arrests and use of tear gas and rubber bullets violated their civil rights.

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Management

Eric Holder Almost Gives the Ferguson Race Speech Obama Couldn't

"I am the Attorney General of the United States. But I am also a black man," Holder says.

Management

Congress Members Can't Have the Same Obamacare As Everyone Else

Ron Barber joined the list of lawmakers who want you to know they're living with Obamacare just like us on Monday.

State & Local

How Putting a Ferguson Native In Charge Calmed the City's Nerves

Capt. Ron Johnson: "This is my community, these are my friends, this is my family and I’m making new friends tonight."

Defense

An Awkward Party With President Obama Is the Least of Hillary Clinton's Problems

Clinton and Obama will likely see each other this week, when they attend the same Martha's Vineyard birthday party.