Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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In Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama flatly rejected GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)'s call to fight the threat of the Islamic State by carpet bombing areas of the Middle East occupied by terrorist fighters.

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