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The President’s ISIS strategy. The Ray Rice video. Congress is back. Apple’s new watch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to discuss options for combating the Islamic State. (AP/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, to discuss options for combating the Islamic State. (AP/Evan Vucci)

War again, this week.  On ISIS.  The President says the US role will be limited but long.  To degrade and destroy.  That he doesn’t need Congress to approve.  That coalition partners will do the fighting on the ground.  We’ll see.  Domestic violence and the NFL all over the headlines.  The Ray Rice video and a commissioner in the spotlight.  A verdict on Oscar Pistorius.  Home Depot confirms a hack. Yahoo strong-armed.  And new numbers show heat-trapping CO2 surging in the atmosphere at a record rate.  Happy Friday! This hour, On Point:  Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Howard Fineman, editorial director of the Huffington Post Media Group. Author of "The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country." (@howardfineman)

Kelly O' Donnell, Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News. (@kellyo)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@jackbeattynpr)

From Tom's Reading List

The New York Times: Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants - "President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment of 475 more military advisers to Iraq."

USA Today: Ray Rice cut by Ravens, suspended by NFL indefinitely - "The Ravens announced they've terminated Rice's contract Monday afternoon, hours after TMZ.com posted video of the embattled running back punching his then-fiancée during an altercation at an Atlantic City hotel in February."

The Washington Post: Congress may still vote on military force against ISIS - "Is Congress really going to allow the President to escalate military action against ISIS without voting on it? There almost certainly won’t be any vote before the midterm elections. But there is still another way: Members of Congress could try to force a vote on authorization of force after the elections — during the lame duck session."

This program aired on September 12, 2014.

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