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Obama Briefs Congressional Leaders On ISIS Strategy

The White House says President Barack Obama has told congressional leaders he has the authority he needs to take the action against the Islamic State militants that he will outline Wednesday night

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Elizabeth Warren. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
Elizabeth Warren. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sen. Warren Pushes Changes In Student Loan Program

Senate Democrats are pushing legislation to let borrowers refinance their student loans at lower interest rates.  Leading the charge is Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren.

In a Capitol news conference, Senator Warren called the student loan situation an emergency

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Obama Pushes Minimum Wage Increase

 

President Barack Obama says Congress should follow the lead of New England states that have raised the minimum wage above the federal rate.
 
    Obama says he pulled together what he called ``the justice league of governors'' at Central Connecticut State University because they are making sure work pays a decent wage.
 

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Army Gen. Keith Alexander - getty images
Army Gen. Keith Alexander - getty images

NSA Chief Tells Congress Surveillance Programs Work

The head of the National Security Agency is telling Congress that the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots around the world.

 Army Gen. Keith Alexander tells the House Intelligence Committee that the two programs that were recently disclosed are critical in the terrorism fight

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