Majority of Americans alarmed by ISIS . . . CNN
Americans are increasingly concerned that ISIS represents a direct terror threat, fearful that ISIS agents are living in the United States, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll. Most now support military action against the terrorist group.
Obama can’t sway Arabs . . . Associated Press
Key Sunni Arab states wanted the U.S. to do more to provide robust support to mainstream Syrian rebels. The result is hesitation to answer President Obama’s call for a regional front against the Islamic State group, even though it is widely reviled.
Obama wants $5 billion to fight ISIS . . . The Hill
Approving the fund could allow the White House and congressional leaders to escape a tougher vote on authorizing or funding military action before the midterm elections but still achieve the “buy in” the president has said he wants from Congress.
Administration denies mission creep . . . Fox News
As the unnamed U.S. air campaign over Iraq turned one month old on Monday, the Pentagon and White House continued to deny the fight against the Islamic State has grown into something larger than originally intended.
Obama losing propaganda war to ISIS . . . Politico
An essential part of fighting ISIS, Al Qaeda and similar groups is undercutting their propaganda on social media and elsewhere, while identifying and dissuading Americans and foreigners who might be considering travel to join up with such groups or trying to emulate them at home.
DHS not ready for pandemic . . . Associated Press
The Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog says the agency is ill prepared to respond to a pandemic and has a stockpile of expired or soon-to-expire medicine and supplies on hand.
Obama’s brain drain . . . Politico
Obama has a big to-do list for his final two-plus years in office. But he doesn’t have all the key people in place to pull it all off.
Perry races against indictment clock . . . Politico
The legal process could drag on for months, possibly stretching into next year, according to legal experts, who say there are many opportunities for both sides to appeal decisions along the way.
The unemployed go shopping instead . . . CNS News
On the average day, an unemployed American is more likely to be shopping—for things other than groceries and gas—than to be looking for a new job, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.