Republican Senator John McCain said he would not delay Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination to a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after Dempsey spelled out what he saw as ... more 
Republican Senator John McCain said he would not delay Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination to a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after Dempsey spelled out what he saw as possible U.S. military options for Syria. The U.S. Senate advanced a $54 billion measure that increases funding for transportation and housing projects, underscoring a spending clash with Republicans in the House of Representatives that threatens a government shutdown on October 1. The tug of war over whether Detroit legally could file for municipal bankruptcy continues this week as the city seeks an initial hearing in U.S. federal court to put on hold challenges to the filing in Michigan court. less 
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