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Obama Buys Time

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — On this night, President Barack Obama looked like a man who had escaped imminent defeat. The Obama who made the case for military ...

Latest Updates In Syria Debate

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the public Tuesday evening, vowing to explore a diplomatic option with regards to Syria's chemical weapons stockpile,...

How Obama Messed Up On Syria | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

For generations, the American people have had a standing deal with their Presidents: Go ahead and mess with the prime-time lineup once in a while, int...

Why Syria's Offer Is Unlikely to Work

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

There is good reason to believe that Mr. Assad is serious, and that he will do his part to make the decommissioning of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal a reality. But a number of things stand in the way of making this proposal meaningful.

Ultimate Reason to Support Resolution Authorizing Use of Military Force to Stop Chemical Weapons in Syria: It's Working

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For those who do not want to see the use of military force in Syria, the best thing they can do to assure that the military action is not needed is to support the Congressional resolution authorizing the president to use military force if necessary.

Jennifer Bendery

Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Celebrates Birthday At White House Syria Protest | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Medea Benjamin, the leader of the anti-war group Code Pink and perhaps the most easily recognizable protester in Washington, celebrated ...

Christina Wilkie

Kerry To Meet With Henry Kissinger As Russia/Syria Deal Looms | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry will spend much of Wednesday meeting with senior members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, as he a...

Rand Paul Offers Rebuttal To Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's address on Syria Tuesday. In his rebuttal -- which was pre-taped -- Paul questio...

Amanda Terkel

Obama To Progressives In Syria Speech: Do It For The Children | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a prime-time address on Tuesday night, in a direct appeal to the American public for support to use military...

Here's The Full Text Of Obama's Syria Speech

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

Text of President Barack Obama's speech on Syria, as provided by the Federal News Service: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk ...

Politicians React To Obama's Syria Speech

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the ongoing situation in Syria, telling the public that he's weighing a diplomatic solution...

Obama: Syria Changed When Assad Gassed Citizens

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he long resisted calls for military action in Syria but that the situation changed after Syria's government ...

Obama's Speech Vows To Explore Russian Offer On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to pursue a diplomatic initiative fr...

Obama Asks For Vote To Be Postponed

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he has ordered the military to maintain its posture with respect to striking Syria even as Congress postpones...

Watch Obama Address The Nation On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday on the ongoing situation in Syria. Obama's speech comes after a slew of television intervie...

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...

GOP Rep Says He'll Flip On Syria If Obama Returns Nobel Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said that he's willing to reverse his opposition on a military strike against Syria if President Barack Obama agrees to ...

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...

Hold Your Fire!

Princess Basmah bint Al Saud | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Princess Basmah bint Al Saud

There is no question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for the crime committed is wrong.

Joshua Hersh

Kerry Admits Extremist Groups Are Syrian Rebels' 'Best Fighters' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Tuesday afternoon that extremist brigades are among the best fighters in the Syrian rebel forces currently ...

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...

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...

Howard Fineman

What's Really Going On With Syria | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Middle Eastern bazaars, it’s easy to get lost, haggling is the order of the day, and things are never quite what they seem. In othe...

Jason Linkins

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

Can the President Change His Mind? -- 'Yes, He Can!': Why Backing off on Syria Is a Victory for Democracy and a Plaudit for Hillary

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Who knows, if the world is willing to stand up for core principles, it might just find an opportunity to address together, the violence that has resulted in two million refugees being in desperate need of the world's targeted kindness.