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Howard Fineman

John Kerry: Obama Can Bomb Assad Even If Congress Votes No | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as he beseeches former colleagues in Congress to vote for President Barack Obama’s plan to bomb Syria, Secretary of State John Ke...

CARTOON: Obama v. Congress On Syria

Posted 09.06.2013 | Black Voices

As the nation waits with baited breath for the president to address the situation with Syria, Americans are looking toward the elected officials in Co...

Jason Linkins

If Congress Says 'No' On Syria, What Happens Next? | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

As our own Jennifer Bendery reported earlier on Friday, White House deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken gave an interview with National Publ...

John Kerry Sells a War That Americans Aren't Buying

Medea Benjamin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The clock is ticking, with President Obama and Secretary Kerry frantically selling a war that the American people don't want to buy. If Congress goes ahead and approves military action, they -- unlike their British counterparts -- will fail to represent the people who elected them.

Sam Stein

Most Senate Candidates Wary Of Striking Syria | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're a candidate for the United States Senate or a sitting senator up for reelection, chances are you're not enamored by President ...

Could Avaaz Help Us Stop the U.S. Bombing of Syria?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

We are within reach of doing something unprecedented: stopping a U.S. war before it starts by means of a Congressional vote. We have public opinion our side including a majority of Democrats, a majority of Republicans, and a majority of Independents.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Refuses To Give 'Direct Response' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama repeatedly refused to say Friday whether he is prepared to launch a military strike on Syria without the backing ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Not Likely To Attack Syria Without Congressional Approval, Says Top Official | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama isn't likely to launch a military strike on Syria if Congress votes against doing so, a top national security off...

A Yes Vote of Conscience for the World's Red Line

John Kerry | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
John Kerry

I'm sometimes asked how, as someone who testified 42 years ago against the Vietnam War in which I had fought, I could testify in favor of action to hold the Assad regime accountable today. The answer is, I spoke my conscience in 1971 and I'm speaking my conscience now in 2013.

On Syria Vote, Nancy Pelosi Loses Liberal California Base

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Since President Barack Obama announced that he would seek Congress' support for use of force against Syria last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelo...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Lawmakers: Constituents Are Completely Against Syria War | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress weighs whether to authorize President Barack Obama's plan for targeted strikes against Syria, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have...

Here's Where Congress Stands On Intervening In Syria

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Members of Congress are deciding whether to approve the use of military force in Syria. HuffPost, using data compiled by ThinkProgress, will conti...

Michael McAuliff

Congressman Wants Syria Vote To Be Held On 9/11 | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) thinks the House of Representatives should vote down a Syria war resolution on 9/11, in support of the vic...

Christina Wilkie

White House Launches New Syria-Focused Website | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bid to strengthen the case for U.S. military intervention in Syria, the White House on Thursday launched a new website designed to ...

Christina Wilkie

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Asks Members Not To Discuss Syria | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration lobbies Congress this week to authorize military strikes on Syria, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black...

Obama Lobbies Lawmakers On Syria From Overseas

AP | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

BY DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pressed skeptical lawmakers to give him the authority to use U.S. mili...

Obama's Political Capital and the Slippery Slope of Syria

Robert Reich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Even if the president musters enough votes to strike Syria, at what political cost? Any president has a limited amount of political capital to mobilize support for his agenda, in Congress and, more fundamentally, with the American people.

Ryan Grim

This Sucker Could Go Down | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This sucker could go down. And unlike the Wall Street bailout, there is unlikely to be a do-over. A resolution authorizing military f...

The Daily Szep -- Fighting War

Paul Szep | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep


Proper Bombing and Its Uses

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

To listen to John Kerry go on and on and on about a surgically defined, internationally sanctioned, proportionately debilitating, consequence free action is to realize there is more than one way to endure a drone attack.

Amanda Terkel

Joe Wilson's Conspiracy Theory On Why Obama Wants To Strike Syria | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) is very suspicious about why President Barack Obama wants to bomb Syria, not because Wilson doesn't believe the...

The Use of U.S. Military Force in Syria: The Wait May Be Worth It

David W. Kearn | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
David W. Kearn

Some have argued that the president's decision to seek Congressional approval has weakened his office and undermined U.S. standing in the world. But with an ambivalent public and a bitterly polarized Congress, there has been very little for him to work with.

Senator Says Syria Vote May Be Delayed

AP | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

BY BRADLEY KLAPPER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Sen. John Barrasso says the Senate Foreign Relations Committee may not vote Wednesday on a ...

Tea Party Troops Protest Syria Strike, Raise Questions About Legality

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Dissent is brewing at the Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page. In series of anonymous posts, a number of uniformed service members have taken a st...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul Slams White House For Syria Stance | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of reducing Congress' role in the authorization process for potential...