Boehner: We’re waiting on Obama’s strategy against militants

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says Islamic State militants are a serious threat that must be dealt with in Iraq, Syria or wherever they exist.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday morning, Boehner insisted that no decision would be made on a congressional vote until President Barack Obama lays out his strategy to defeat the militants.

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Boehner and other congressional leaders are heading to the White House Tuesday afternoon for a meeting with Obama. The president is consulting with congressional leaders before a speech Wednesday on his plan.

There is no consensus in Congress on whether Obama needs new authorization to attack the militants. Some lawmakers say the president has the authority under the Constitution and no new vote is necessary.

DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

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