updated 4:05 PM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014

When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football. President Obama ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria. FULL STORY

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McCain Graham NYT op-ed: "We need a military plan to defeat ISIS, wherever it is." http://t.co/HmXduWpqtp
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Kerry NYT op-ed: "The world can confront this scourge, and ultimately defeat it." http://t.co/eAa5zNuvOx
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Big issue for President is not what he has been saying but where he is going. Do we have a road map? Worry not. @AC360
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The E! network airing this week's fashion police. Joan Rivers hysterical & on point, taped only a few days ago. So sad. Hope she makes it.
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How is Obama handling the threat of ISIS? What should he be doing differently? Join us on @AC360 now.
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Former CIA officer Bob Baer says government experts worried about how Ebola could be used as a biological weapon -- unlikely but terrifying
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WH considers delaying immigration executive action announcement until after the elections source confirms. Debate ongoing in administration
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Next on @AC360, Bon Baer and Dan Benjamin weigh in on the contents of that ISIS laptop
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From @mateagold - McConnell campaign manager resigns amid federal probe into 2012 endorsement-for-pay deal http://t.co/w82ujr4IdY
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Eternally Outraged Congressman Not Trying to Be ‘Trivial,’ But Doesn’t Think Obama’s Tan Suit Was Appropriate http://t.co/v5aZqF4j49
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Remember that time Obama wore a tan suit and Twitter freaked out? http://t.co/9Hmk6g27dz http://t.co/gIIo9onSPQ
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President Obama says he is soliciting a ‘range of options’ for how to go after #ISIS in Syria http://t.co/QlB3gKDTes http://t.co/hFUCccJwJG
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Hillary Clinton breaks her silence on #Ferguson: "We can do better." http://t.co/vRDOhxIY66 by @DanMericaCNN http://t.co/B8fFH743QF
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Would Sen. McConnell allow another government shutdown? “Of course not,” he tells @DanaBashCNN http://t.co/xUZfylhEDh http://t.co/B1yBRD44qn
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Wisconsin Dem nominee for governor Mary Burke passes on public appearance with Obama - again http://t.co/ngUPF3nLSr http://t.co/S75ScsJ6Y8
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AFL-CIO president: Hillary Clinton is 'very, very qualified to be president' http://t.co/wMMylGfMKn By @DanMericaCNN http://t.co/QzKpKvXKNT
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