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Congressman Seeks Ham Sandwich to Defeat ISIS

A U.S. lawmaker criticized State Department efforts to combat the Islamic State Tuesday, saying American officials suffered from a “Eurocentric” understanding of the world. His suggestion: Instead of propagating videos that expose the group’s brutality, diplomats should catch the terror group’s leadership eating deli meats forbidden by Islamic law and disseminate that footage.

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White House: Sorry, But Ben Rhodes Won’t Be Testifying on Iran

The White House denied a request by a top Republican lawmaker on Monday for one of President Barack Obama’s closest foreign policy aides to testify on Capitol Hill, saying it poses “separation of powers” issues that raise “significant constitutional concerns.”



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