President Obama expected to sign legislation passed by both houses of Congress to train and arm Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS terrorists. Skepticism about the U.S. strategy remains high from both sides of the aisle. The legislation passed Congress fairly easily, but there was no mention of air strikes or sending troops in the bill.
Many in President Obama's base are unhappy with the military action. Liberals have been vocal about opposing any return to Iraq, and a wider debate could happen after November's midterms.
And it's not just politicians. The Washington Post today reports, "Flashes of disagreement over how to fight the Islamic State are mounting between President Obama and U.S. military leaders, the latest sign of strain in what often has been an awkward and uneasy relationship."
Meantime, ISIS is on the move taking over several Kurdish villages inside Syria. ISIS also released a video showing a British captive who identifies himself as a journalist who went missing in Syria in 2012. ISIS has already beheaded three Westerners (on tape). Conor Powell reporting.
There's also an intel summit this morning that we could mine for sound for the show. Speakers include Congressmen Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger.. both with high-ranking intel positions in Congress.
Secretary of State John Kerry will speak at a U.N. Security Council debate on Iraq and ISIS today.
The President speaks today at 11:45 at the "It's On Us" campaign launch. It's a new effort to stop campus violence against women including rape.
1145EDT -- The president delivers remarks at the launch of the "It's On Us" Campaign; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends in the East Room (FOX LIVE)
Fires continue to rage in several California communities. The King fire near Lake Tahoe has burned more than 70,000 acres and forced thousands of people from their homes. It is threatening 2400 structures. Adam Housley reporting.
Scotland will remain part of the U.K. with markets (and 10 Downing Street) breathing a sigh of relief. The Scots rejected independence by a vote of 55 to 45%.
Home Depot was hacked, and some 56 million customers' information may have been compromised.
Chinese internet company Alibaba goes public today in the U.S. The per share price set to start at $68. It's the largest IPO in U.S. history.
The White House making a big push on antibiotics as infectious agents continue to evolve.. making many traditional antibiotics worthless. We'll ask Dr Samadi what the government can do.
Sierra Leone is attempting a lockdown to halt the spread of Ebola there. More than 500 have died in Sierra Leone alone. There's a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Ebola today.
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