updated 2:16 PM EDT, Thu August 28, 2014

Democrats say a secret audio recording of their biggest election year target -- Sen. Mitch McConnell -- talking to a donor summit arranged by the Koch brothers -- the Democrats' 2014 bogeymen -- is McConnell's "47%" moment. FULL STORY

GOP urges ISIS airstrikes in Syria

Republicans have begun their most forceful push yet in urging President Barack Obama to begin a military campaign into Syria to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. FULL STORY

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WH statement on NSC meeting with POTUS on "our comprehensive strategy to counter the threat posed by ISIL in Iraq and Syria."
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