ISIS

McDonough: 'Important' for Congress to authorize arming moderate rebels "Everybody believes there has to be someone on the ground," he said.  http://ow.ly/BtS1R

Kerry 'extremely encouraged' by US allies Kerry said it’s “not appropriate” to start announcing each country’s plan to fight ISIS.  http://ow.ly/BtW4f

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Graham: No US boots in Syria is a 'fantasy' "The South Carolina senator called the administration's approach "delusional."  http://ow.ly/BtSAO

McCaul: US should accept foreign military assistance to fight ISIS McCaul said it’s a “positive sign” that countries are stepping up to join the coalition.  http://ow.ly/BtXH7

Ex-CIA director predicts 5,000 US personnel on ground by December Hayden said U.S. special operations forces could wind up on the ground in Syria.  http://ow.ly/BtTlG

Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Airstrikes alone not enough Gen. James Cartwright said strikes in Syria would probably target ISIS's training areas.  http://ow.ly/Bu0hm

Retired generals agree: Air strikes insufficient to confront ISIS “They have to be in conjunction with three other campaigns,” one retired officer said.  http://ow.ly/BtSCm

Retired general: US enemies likely have anti-aircraft missiles "But our Air Force understands risk management," the retired officer said.  http://ow.ly/BtT5R

RAY RICE

NFL's handling of Rice case 'outrageous,' Gillibrand says "That player should've been fired immediately,” Gillibrand said.  http://ow.ly/BtZpN

White House chief of staff says Obama was 'shocked' by Ray Rice video Denis McDonoughDenis Richard McDonoughCongress must address the toxic exposure our veterans have endured Veterans shouldn't have to wait for quality care The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation - CDC news on gatherings a step toward normality MORE said an indefinite suspension was the right call. http://ow.ly/Bu3vR

2016

Harkin: Other Dems will 'pop up' for 2016 Harkin said he expects a primary challenge for Clinton if she runs for president.  http://ow.ly/BtVlq

Carney: 'Barely holding onto the Senate' a 'great' outcome for Dems "If there’s a national wave, the Democrats are in trouble,” Carney said.  http://ow.ly/BtXgj

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BERNIE SANDERS

Sanders: I may run as a Dem, but 'the issue is not Hillary' The issue, Sanders said, is that “the American people want change."  http://ow.ly/Bu15N

Sanders: Obama should use bully pulpit more Sanders said Obama can't negotiate "with people who refuse to negotiate." http://ow.ly/Bu263