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President Obama to outline how he plans to go after ISIS

Come Wednesday night, the nation will know how President Barack Obama plans to deal with ISIS.

The answer is crucial because as a newly released poll shows, 91 percent of Americans see the group as a threat to the vital interests of the United States.

Over the next few days, Obama will brief all of Congress on the ISIS threat. Ahead of that, he met with top congressional leaders, including Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH) to lay out his plan.

Obama's plans to speak to the nation in primetime on Wednesday came from the White House in a one sentence release. They later released a statement saying President Obama will lay out his mission to take action against ISIS in the primetime address.

"It means that the President believes this is a high national security priority," said Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary.

The President will lay out his strategy for "degrading and ultimately destroying" the ISIS terrorist group when he speaks at 9 PM, which will be carried on FOX19 NOW.

On Tuesday, he met with top Washington leaders to lay out the plan to fight back against the group terrorizing parts of the Middle East and killing American journalists.

"It's his responsibility to come up with a plan for dealing with this. I think it's to his advantage and the country's advantage to have congress buy into that," said Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Aides say Obama is looking to get lawmakers on board with his ISIS strategy.

"I am looking for a strategy from the President that takes on this terrorist threat and defeats it," said John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the House.

Part of the plan will support the forces as they fight ISIS, as well as airstrikes and training Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS on the ground. The President says he has the authority he needs to take action. But, there is no work is US troops will have boots on the ground.

"At the core of that next phase, is understanding and protecting the core national security interests of the United States and protecting the American people," said Earnest.

No word if the President will seek formal authorization for military action, and there is no consensus in Congress on whether he needs it. Some say he has the authority to do so under the Constitution.

The President's speech is Wednesday night at 9 p.m. FOX19 NOW will have it on air, on our website and on our free FOX19 NOW mobile app.

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