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Giving New Meaning to the Day After 9/11

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

At this moment, Congress has the opportunity to choose a new meaning for future anniversaries of 9/11. It could be the day that life went on just as disastrously as previously -- or it could be the day that changed everything, and this time for the better.

Sabrina Siddiqui

George Bush's Gift: Iraq Hawks Abandon War In Syria Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama got ambushed by an old enemy when he tried to push a resolution through Congress to bomb Syria: the Iraq war. ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Syria Pitch Fails To Sway Senators

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even with a visit to Capitol Hill, it appears President Barack Obama's case for a strike against Syria got more help from the Russians t...

Obama Asks Congress To Delay Syria Vote

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to delay votes on authorizing military strikes against Syria i...

Jason Linkins

Sheldon Adelson Wants To Help Obama With This Whole Syria Vote Thing, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

As our national debate over how little we can get away with doing in response to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons while still being able to credibly say that we've done something rages, we have apparently entered the "another county heard from" stage of the discussion. I say this because, for some reason, billionaire casino mogul and quixotic campaign donor Sheldon Adelson has shown up on the scene, and he says he's ready "to roll up his sleeves and help Obama" with this whole Syria thing. In an interview with the National Journal, Adelson said, "I would be willing to help out the administration because I believe it's the right thing to do. He is our only -– we don't have any other commander in chief." Presumably, he looked around for another one, at the sports book or something, but came up short.

Voting in Congress on Syria

Allan Topol | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Allan Topol

By virtue of its power, position, and principles, the United States, albeit reluctantly, must put on the sheriff's badge and play that role. Failure of the U.S. to do so in Syria moves the world closer to anarchy.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner 'Skeptical' Of Russia's Offer On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he is "skeptical" of a proposal from Russia to have the Syrian government turn ove...

Michelle Obama Opposes Syria Strike, President Says

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama opposes military action in Syria, President Barack Obama told PBS and NBC News on Monday. "My own family members... they'...

Immoral Lie About Obama Second Term Sweeps Capitol Hill

Salon | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

When President Obama decided to seek authorization to bomb Syria, he didn’t just throw the fate of his plans into the hands of 535 unpredictable mem...

Close Syria Vote Highlights Obama Challenge

Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. mil...