WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives gave final approval to a one-week stopgap spending bill for the domestic security agency, averting a partial shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline. Full Article
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military has begun vetting a group of Syrian rebels eligible for training and assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants, a step that paves the way for training to begin in weeks, the Pentagon said on Friday.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Jeb Bush asked skeptical conservatives to consider him a “second choice” but refused to back down from policy positions that have led many right-leaning activists to view his potential presidential candidacy with suspicion. Full Article