Top Senate Republican: Obama needs 'credible plan' on Islamic State

U.S. President Obama greets audiences at the Nordea Concert Hall in TallinnBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Senate Republican said on Thursday President Barack Obama can expect bipartisan support in Congress if he offers a “credible plan” to go after Islamic State militants, as senior U.S. Some lawmakers contend that Obama should seek congressional authorization for airstrikes in Iraq against the Sunni militants. Obama “needs to come forward with a plan” for dealing with the Islamic State, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters in an interview in Kentucky, where is campaigning for re-election.

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