Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

U.S. President Obama pauses as he speaks to the media on the situation in Iraq on the South Lawn of the White House in WashingtonPresident Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. Obama will deliver a speech to Americans on Wednesday to lay out his “game plan” to halt the Islamist group that has seized swathes of Syria and Iraq, as he tries to head off public concerns that the country could be moving toward another full-scale war. Director of National Intelligence, will brief the Senate Intelligence Committee, the panel’s chairwoman, Senator Dianne Feinstein, told reporters.

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