The nation's president resigned last week under pressure from rebels.
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The lawmakers have criticized the Republican Study Committee as too cozy with leadership.
The movie is headed toward gross earnings of $300 million.
The White House chief of staff named the ISIS hostage during a TV interview.
Vice President Biden admitted that he has to keep his attention from wandering.
A spokesman said the device poses no threat to White House personnel.
McConnell said Obama either forgot or is ignoring the midterm elections.
Iranian nuclear negotiations and the 2016 campaign also shared the spotlight.
"It is not what Islam is about," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said.