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Illustration on challenges building a coalition against ISLAMIC STATE by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on challenges building a coalition against ISLAMIC STATE by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Congress' renewed efforts to tax Internet transactions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Congress' renewed efforts to tax Internet transactions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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This combo of 2014 file photos shows Iowa Democratic senatorial candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley, left, and Republican senatorial candidate State Sen. Joni Ernst. Iowa is a state with a relatively small number of veterans and no military bases, yet the hotly contested Senate race here is heavily focused on the military. (AP Photo)

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Left to right: Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, address the the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, is on hand as D.C. public officials speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, address the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, address the the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and Councilmember Tommy Wells address the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, center, and Councilmember Tommy Wells, right, listen as Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, left, speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, is on hand as D.C. public officials speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, right, listen as Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, center, speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmember Tommy Wells, and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Paul Quander speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, top center, and Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, top right, listen as Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, center, speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Attourney General Irv Nathan, right, and Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, listen as Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, center, speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, listens as Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, right, speaks to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conform to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the DistrictÕs gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and Councilmember Tommy Wells speak to the media about emergency legislation to amend District laws to conforming to the court's recent Palmer v. District of Columbia ruling on the District’s gun laws during a press conference at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives for a fundraiser for Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan at Bethesda, Md., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)