Sahil Kapur

Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at sahil@talkingpointsmemo.com and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.

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President Barack Obama addressed the United States on Wednesday night about the Islamic militant group ISIS.

Here are his full remarks, as prepared for delivery, via the White House.

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On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama will speak to the nation about U.S. strategy to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" the Islamic militant group ISIS (also called ISIL), which recently beheaded two American journalists it captured in Syria.

Obama will say that the U.S. will wage a "sustained counter-terrorism strategy" but won't send any combat troops in Iraq or Syria to fight the militant group.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for the U.S. strategy on ISIS.

"The view of myself and most of my members is the president should be seeking congressional approval, period, for whatever he decides to do because that's the way you hear from those of us who represent everyone in the country," the Kentucky Republican said.

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