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Clinton Backs Obama Move On Syria

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is backing President Barack Obama's call for Congress to approve military action in Syria, Politico reports....

Cantor Will Back Obama

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he will back President Barack Obama's call to use military force against Syria for alleged c...

Obama Confident On Congress Passing Syria Resolution

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

BY BRADLEY KLAPPER & NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he's confident Congress will autho...

Menendez: Senate Likely To Pass 'More Tailored' Act On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria will likely pass the U.S. Senate but not without specific...

Does the GOP Not Want to Punish Assad?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Growing Republican opposition to President Obama's plans to punish Syria for gassing children is disappointing to say the least. Is there any greater justification for punishing a country's military than the fact that they engaged in mass murder of kids?

Contemplating War

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The debate we're about to have will affect the lives of many people, and will determine whether fellow human beings live or die. It may shape the geopolitical conflicts of the future. What's more, the way we choose to conduct that debate will help shape the kind of country we become.

McCain Warns Of 'Catastrophic' Consequences Of Defying Obama

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned that a Congressional vote against military action in Syria would be "catastrophic." McCain sounded the warning af...

Warren Praises 'Appropriate' Obama Move, Slams 'Reprehensible' Foreign Leader

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said "it's appropriate" for President Barack Obama to seek approval from Congress before taking military action in Syr...

Obama Seeking Syria Support From John McCain

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress' most intractable foreign poli...

Christina Wilkie

Saudi Arabia Backs Syria Strikes | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal called on the international community Sunday to take action against the regime of Syrian ...

Obama Changes His Mind Last-Minute

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was ready to order a military strike against Syria, with or without Congress' blessing. But on Friday night,...

McConnell: Obama Move Strengthens His Position

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress, abruptly handed exactly the war powers many had demanded, grappled Saturday with whether to sign off on Presid...

Obama Makes Case To Congress For Syria Military Action

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top advisers were to make their case for limited military s...

John Kerry, Chuck Hagel To Call Senators About Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

(Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and other senior U.S. national security officials will hold conference calls...

Senator Murphy: Hagel And Obama Have Not Briefed Senate On War Plans

Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined HuffPost Live Thursday to discuss the role of Congress in authorizing military force in Syria. "[The Administ...

Congress Seeks Answers From Obama On Syria

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should atta...

Paul Cautions Against Military Intervention In Syria

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) released a statement Wednesday on the United States' potential intervention in Syria, calling for an "open debate" in Congress ...

Lawmakers Press Obama To Seek Congressional Authorization On Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's possible military intervention in Syria is already running into fierce opposition among some members of Co...

David Wood

Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges Caution On U.S. Intervention In Syria War | David Wood | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said Tuesday he is "cautious" about U.S. military intervention in Syria ...