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Obama Agrees To U.N. Discussion Of Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from R...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner 'Skeptical' Of Russia's Offer On Syria | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he is "skeptical" of a proposal from Russia to have the Syrian government turn ove...

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...

President Obama Must Address Diplomacy Tonight

Adam Green | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

Tonight, President Obama has the burden of proving that America has a concrete goal in Syria and that declaring war is the only way to achieve that goal.

White House Tells Lawmakers Diplomacy Is Priority On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday t...

Military Strike in Syria a Mistake

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

I have concluded that intervention in Syria goes against America's national security, international credibility, economic interest, and moral center.

Jay Carney Reacts To Syrian Chemical Weapons Compromise Proposal

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney hailed a proposal floated by Secretary of State John Kerry and embraced by Russian and Syrian officials to put ...

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.

Latest Updates On Situation In Syria

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is set to give a speech Tuesday night about the situation in Syria. On Tuesday morning, the Associated Press reported Syria'...

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'...

Reid Delays Syria Vote

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate is delaying a test vote on authorizing U.S. military strikes against Syria. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it w...

Syrian Parliament Speaker Sends Letter To Congress

HuffPost | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Editor's Note: Click here for coverage of Mohammad Jihad al-Laham's letter to Congress. Another version of the story appeared on this page earlier, bu...

Obama: Syria Strike 'Absolutely' On Hold If Country Abandons Chemical Weapons

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said a military strike in Syria would "absolutely" be on hold if the country agreed to abandon their chemical weapons. Obama...

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...

Obama Weighs In On Syria

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says a proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control to avoid U.S. military strikes could ...

Some Of The Things Obama Kept Getting Asked In The Syria Interviews

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media

President Obama sat down with anchors from PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and Fox News on Monday to continue making his case around the ongoing conflict with...

Sam Stein

Senator Asks White House To Slow Down On Syria | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A seemingly off-the-cuff suggestion by Secretary of State John Kerry that Syria could avoid being attacked by the United States if it ha...

Another GOP Senator Opposes Military Strike On Syria

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he is opposed to President Barack Obama's request for military action against Syria, que...

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.

Latest Updates On Debate Over Airstrikes

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee debated on how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria that have resulted in thousands of...

PHOTO: Obama's Syria Interviewers Pose For A Group Shot

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media

The six anchors who were due to interview President Obama about Syria on Monday posed for a group photo at the White House. PBS host Gwen Ifill sai...

I'm Nervous, Sweating and Wearing Western Business Attire

Christine Deakers | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Christine Deakers

Like every nation, it's the United States' responsibility to uphold international law and protect the innocent. But is it also our job to always take action against bullies when there are other countries that could help hold the brunt?

Chuck Norris Weighs In On Syria

Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

As President Obama continues to call for action in Syria in light of a chemical weapons attack, actor Chuck Norris is making his opinion on the matter...

Clinton Weighs In On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that Syria surrendering its chemical weapons to the international community would be an "importa...

Rice Denies Military Action Would 'Be Another War'

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House national security adviser Susan Rice says any U.S. military action against Syria "would not be another war." She says the S...