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Obama Praises House Vote On Arming Syrian Rebels

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised a House vote Wednesday granting him authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syria...

Fear Of ISIS Triggers Double Threat To Checks And Balances

Hina Shamsi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Hina Shamsi

We now have a Congress so anxious to avoid tough votes that it is ducking any decision on whether to go to war in Iraq and Syria, and a president who is grabbing unprecedented power to take the country to war all on his own.

8 Reasons Why Congress Should Vote No On Training And Funding Syrian Rebels

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

Today Congress will vote on the McKeon Amendment, a piece of legislation most Americans haven't heard of. But the consequences of the vote today are grave: funding Syrian "rebels" will precipitate a new and wider war in the Middle East.

War Weary Public Rejects Attacking Syria

Erik Ose | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Erik Ose

To those who would slam Obama for bowing to public pressure on Syria, it's worth remembering that when George W. Bush was in the White House, public opinion didn't count for squat.

Sabrina Siddiqui

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

Tammy Baldwin Comes Out Against Syria Strikes

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) announced her opposition to U.S. military action in Syria on Tuesday, just hours after President Barack Obama met with sen...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Syria Pitch Fails To Sway Senators | 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...

CARTOON: Will Americans Tune In Or Tune Out On Obama?

Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

As the country waits for President Obama's national address on the situation in Syria, tensions are rising as the nation's international involvement h...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid In No Rush To Pass Syria Resolution | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that the Senate is still moving forward with a resolution in support of the pres...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi: Russian Proposal On Syria Is Obama 'Victory' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that Russia's proposed response to violence in Syria -- having the Syrian gov...

GOP Senator Opposes Military Strike On Syria

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says he cannot support a resolution giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell Opposes Strike, Slams Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed President Barack Obama over his handling of Syria and declared he would oppose a resoluti...

Sam Stein

Alternative Syria Resolution Would Require UN To Take Chemical Weapons | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative resolution to the situation in Syria that would allow time for the pursuit o...

The Self-Destruction of the Obama Presidency

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It is breathtaking, disheartening, and demoralizing to witness the Obama presidency self-destruct. Through a series of missteps and miscalculations it has reached the point where there are no good outcomes for Obama's presidency, the nation, or the world.

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'...

Obama: 'I Wouldn't Say I'm Confident' On Syria Vote

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is voicing some pessimism about the prospect of Congress approving a use-of-force resolution on Syria, sayi...

Reid: Syria Vote To Happen Wednesday

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blaming the Syrian government for using deadly chemical weapons in what he calls a "clear violation...

Jennifer Bendery

Samantha Power Suggests Bombing Syria May Not Be Legal, But Is Necessary | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power suggested Monday that launching a military strike on Syria may be not legal, but she said it is "necessar...

The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

A debate over the Syrian AUMF should encourage members of Congress -- if they've got the guts -- to survey this entire record of U.S. military activities in the Greater Middle East going back to 1980. To do so means almost unavoidably confronting this simple question: How are we doing?

Rove: Obama On Syria 'An Unmitigated Disaster'

Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Karl Rove is NOT happy with the way President Obama has handled the Syria debate. “This is an unmitigated disaster,” Rove said on Fox News Sund...

White House Syria Approach Questioned By Members Of Congress

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

* Republican lawmaker says Obama made "hash" of argument * Top White House official appears on five Sunday news shows (Adds quotes,...

Liberal Group Urges Opposition To Syria Military Strike

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A new TV ad that urges Congress to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria underscore...

An Open Letter to Congress on Syria

William Astore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
William Astore

I implore you to vote "no" on military intervention in Syria. No vital U.S. interest is at stake, and an attack will have unforeseen consequences that are nearly impossible to predict. The proper response to the Assad regime's use of poison gas is not more killing.

Protesters In Major U.S. Cities Speak Out Against Syria Intervention

AP | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Small crowds of protesters gathered in Times Square and outside the White House to condemn possible U.S. military action in Syria. The ...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden To Host Senate Republicans To Dinner To Discuss Syria | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days left to win over Senate Republicans wavering on supporting a resolution authorizing military action in Syria, the White H...