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It's Time for Obama's Bipartisan Moment

Richard J. Riordan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Riordan

National polls show nearly across-the-board declines in public confidence in Democratic leadership. In the usual partisan calculus of win-and-loss this would seem the moment of the chief executive's maximum weakness and, therefore, of Republican advantage. Consider this, though.

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...

A Syrian Solution on the Horizon?

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It would be pretty easy to be pessimistic (or even downright cynical) at this juncture in time, for these and dozens of other reasons. Even so, the possible success of the idea is more than a little tantalizing, for all concerned.

The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

A debate over the Syrian AUMF should encourage members of Congress -- if they've got the guts -- to survey this entire record of U.S. military activities in the Greater Middle East going back to 1980. To do so means almost unavoidably confronting this simple question: How are we doing?

Syria Vote Tests Limits Of Influential Groups

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the interests backing President Barack Obama's call for Congress to authorize military strikes on Syria, perhaps none is more con...

Syria Complicates Tense And Dramatic Congressional Showdown

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress' September agenda, already destined to be tense and dramatic, got worse while lawmakers were away this summer. Now they end the...

Stopping Barry O'Bomber's Rush to War

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Now, as if having learned nothing from the devastating and costly aftermaths of the military invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, you're beating the combustible drums to attack Syria -- a country that is no threat to the U.S. and is embroiled in complex civil wars under a brutal regime.

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

When a head of state is responsible for the deaths of 100,000 of his people and has used chemical weapons against innocent civilians -- the world needs to respond. Doing nothing is not an option. But how should we respond, and what are moral principles for that response?

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...

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...

Rand Paul: Obama 'Shooting First And Aiming Later' | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

America should only go to war to win. ...

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.

Syria Forces Possible GOP Candidates To Pick Sides

Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS and DONNA CASSATA, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's plea to Congress for the go-ahead for military strikes...

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...

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.

Obama Push Draws Skepticism

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

(Recasts, adds McCain, Graham comments) By Steve Holland and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - President Bar...

Syrian Opposition Urges U.S. Congress To Take Military Action

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

(Adds quotes, context) ISTANBUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition called on Sunday on the U.S. congress to approve military actio...