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"This is the worst possible time to be tying our hands behind our backs," said Sen. Mitch McConnell, the GOP's leader, who pointed to the advance of Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. "The threat from ISIL is real. It's different from what we've faced before. And if we're going to overcome it — if our aim is to degrade and destroy ISIL, as the president has said — then that's going to require smart policies and firm determination." (Associated Press)

"This is the worst possible time to be tying our hands behind our backs," said Sen. Mitch McConnell, the GOP's leader, who pointed to the advance of Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. "The threat from ISIL is real. It's different from what we've faced before. And if we're going to overcome it — if our aim is to degrade and destroy ISIL, as the president has said — then that's going to require smart policies and firm determination." (Associated Press)

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