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Sen. Marco Rubio: 'America cannot avoid its role as a global leader'

WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio did not hold back criticism — of the president, Congress or a potential 2016 presidential rival — in a foreign policy speech Wednesday that called f …


President Barack Obama thanks military members after his speech at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  [James Borchuck, Times]

In Tampa, Obama rules out ground troops vs. ISIS

TAMPA President Barack Obama on Wednesday at MacDill Air Force Base promised a gymnasium packed with men and women in camouflage that America and its allies will destroy Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria — but it won't require another ground war in Iraq. "Whether in Iraq or in Syria, these terrorists will learn  …