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Obama plays defense on Islam
by Ben Kamisar and Martin Matishak
President Obama's week has been thrown off message by a debate over whether the White House should be labeling its battle against terrorists as a fight with radical Islam.
With the GOP Congress out of town a little more than a week before a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Obama's three-day summit on countering violent extremism has been overshadowed by accusations of political correctness, forcing the administration to play defense.
"The president and this administration dogmatically refuses to utter the words radical Islamic terrorism," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Wednesday night on Fox News' "Kelly File."
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