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Obama Once Again Faces The Congress Question On Syria

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted appr...

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...

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.

The President and Syria: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Matthew Dowd | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Ignore the communications folks. This isn't a marketing problem. It is a substantive policy problem and it is about rebuilding trust through actions and not words.

How the White House and the CIA Are Marketing a War in the YouTube Era

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

We've seen this movie before and it doesn't end well. A decade after the Bush administration used the CIA's "yellow cake" tale and other faulty evidence, the government is yet again relying on the CIA to lead a domestic propaganda effort for military action in Syria.

Obama to Congress: Thanks for Sharing

Walter Reich | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Walter Reich

Now there will be plenty of people to praise if America's response or non-response proves wise. And plenty to blame if either course of action doesn't. Welcome to democracy. Welcome to politics. And welcome to the unpredictable consequences of military action.

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...

The Daily Szep -- Fighting War

Paul Szep | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep


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...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Voice Skepticism Over Syria Strike Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's push to strike Syria ran into a skeptical Congress Tuesday, but the chairman of the Senate Committee on Forei...

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...

Rethinking Syria: An Open Letter to President Obama

Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.

A military strike on Assad could be disastrous and though we understand the dangers associated with inaction, expanding a civil war into an all-out war in the region seems too risky a cost.

Obama Will Launch a Huge Propaganda Blitz -- And May Attack Syria Even If He Loses the Vote in Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Hell hath no fury like war-makers scorned. Simmering rage will be palpable from political elites who do not want to see Congress set an unprecedented precedent: thwarting the will of a president who wants Pentagon firepower unleashed on another country.

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,...