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Obama Plan on Fighting Islamic State Leaves Democrats Skeptical

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Obama Battles Congress on Islamic State Battle Plan

Top Democrats remained skeptical of a White House plan for using force against Islamic State extremists, saying the Obama administration is going too far in seeking the right to send ground troops on certain missions.

The objections, coming shortly before the release of President Barack Obama’s formal proposal on force, set up the possibility that Democrats may stand in the way of a president of their own party even as Republicans give him the support he needs to proceed.