Chad’s Morning Brief: Charles Perry Wins the SD-28 Special Election, President Obama to Prepare the Nation for Fight Against ISIS, and Other Top Stories
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of September 10, 2014. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.
Perry Wins SD-28
It was a big night for Rep. Charles Perry who sailed to victory last night in the special election in SD28. Perry lead the entire night though some counties tightened up as the night progressed.
Perry will fill the seat vacated by Robert Duncan. The strong conservative message that Perry ran on resonated with voters again in West Texas. Perry was also credited with running a true grassroots campaign during the election. Perry was also the only candidate to visit all 51 counties in SD28.
Perry will be a powerful conservative voice in the Texas Senate which had taken a more conservative turn even before Tuesday's results.
Obama to Speak
President Obama will address the nation tonight at 8pm Central from the Oval Office to lay out the next phase against ISIS. According to The Washington Examiner, don't expect many details though.
President Obama in a primetime speech Wednesday night will lay out “the next offensive phase” in the U.S. conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the White House said Tuesday.
But the speech will not provide details about the specific military tactics the U.S. plans to use, how much it will cost or how long it will last.
The president’s speech at 9 p.m., a high-volume viewing time, means that the president believes that fighting Islamic State is a “high national security priority," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday.
“They should watch because the president of the United States and the commander in chief will be communicating directly with the American public,” Earnest said. “[Obama] will lay out what he clearly sees as American interests, what he has put together to confront those risks, to mitigate those risks … and ultimately to defeat [Islamic State].”
Earnest said Obama will talk about the importance of Iraq forming an inclusive government, the efforts his administration is taking to build international and regional coalitions to help confront ISIS and the threat Westerners who are fighting for Islamic State pose to the U.S. homeland.
“The president has made clear this is not a short-term proposition,” he added.
Pressed on whether Obama will announce airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Earnest said only that he would leave any announcement about major decision along those lines to the president.
“If he has an announcement to make about airstrikes in Syria, he will make it. I won’t make it from here,” he said.
Obama will deliver the speech after a major shift in public opinion about military action in the Middle East. A new ABC News-Washington Post released Tuesday found overwhelming support for U.S.-led airstrikes in both Iraq and Syria, as long as the military action did not involve sending boots on the ground.
This could be the most important speech President Obama has delivered. I will be watching to see what the President says about troops on the ground, timelines, and whether or not he rules certain things out. We won't be the only ones watching though. Our allies and enemies will be watching to see what the President says, how he says it, and what his actions are in the days and weeks following the speech.
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