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Obama's Principled "Red Line" on Syria (Which, By the Way, Worked)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

No good deed goes unpunished, as the French say. Case in point: President Obama's drawing and holding a "red line" against Syrian president Bashar al...

Better Than Lucky

Christopher Holshek | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

As the once-too-near and perhaps future disaster of the Syrian crisis is again reminding us, Team America has lost much of its margin for error, shrinking further in a decade of austerity.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 9/13/13: Special Syria Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 11.13.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

With the U.S. and Russia wrangling over Syria, it's time to see how closely you've been following the news with a special edition of our Week to Week news quiz.

Sequestration Could Threaten Potential Syria Strike

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, and Pentagon officials insist they'...

GOP Senator Opposes Military Strike On Syria

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says he cannot support a resolution giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military...

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...

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...

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...

Kerry: Syria Videos Make Case For Military Action

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

PARIS — The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that ...

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...

Experts: Don't Bomb Chemical Weapons Sites

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- You simply can't safely bomb a chemical weapon storehouse into oblivion, experts say. That's why they say the United States is probably ...

White House: If 'Legal Justification Is Required.. We'll Produce One'

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

(Updates with more details) WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The United States is looking at a response to Syrian use of chemical weapon...

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...

Iraq Vet Congresswoman Opposes Syria Intervention

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

BANGKOK -- U.S. congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that she did not favor American military intervention in Syria and ur...

MAP: Possible Targets In Syria

The Washington Post | Gene Thorp, Anup Kaphle and Darla Cameron | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

Since the suspected use of chemical weapons in Ghouta last week, the United States has made moves that make a strike on Syria's military more probable...

Joshua Hersh

Three Lingering Questions About The Syria War Plan | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

The war plan for American allied strikes against Syria seems to be in its final stages, and much of the reporting has focused on what will happen and ...

Most Americans Remain Skeptical Of Potential Obama Action

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

As the U.S. weighs a response to Syria, recent polling has shown Americans largely opposed to military action and few paying close attention to the on...