Top items to know today from around the web:
Obama authorized sending U.S. 3,000 troops, along with treatment beds and medical resources to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
A federal study found that fracking does not pollute water sources.
Congress will vote tomorrow to authorize President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels to combat ISIS. House Democrats, Breitbart reports, are “increasingly anxious” about the proposal. There is some confusion about how to determine which Syrians to arm.
RG3 was told by an NFL Uniform Inspector (yes) not to wear his “Know Jesus, Know Peace” t-shirt for a press conference because it wasn’t Nike apparel. He turned it inside-out, though his teammate wore a non-Nike brand shirt on the interview podium.
The Obama Administration is denying the threat of ISIS crossing over our southern border. According to Breitbart, “the Department of Homeland Security denied that there was ‘credible evidence‘ to believe Islamic State terrorists could use the porous southern border to cross into the United States and wage terror attacks.” This statement contradicts a New York Times report that “militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will ‘imminently’ launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened state of alert.”
Iraq’s Ambassador warned the Vatican that Pope Francis could be a target for ISIS militants when he visits Albania over the weekend.
Illegal immigrants are rushing the borders while they still can, in fear of a U.S. crackdown.
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is pushing drug-testing for welfare recipients.
CNS News reports that “a new report from the Government Accountability Office indicates that public funding of abortion is happening on a large scale.” Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Penn.) and “other Republicans asked the GAO to find out which taxpayer-subsidized plans in the Obamacare exchanges fund abortion and if consumers know about that coverage.”
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