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Syria Vote

Igor Bobic

Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels May Haunt Senators With Eyes On The White House | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

The votes to authorize costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still haunt some lawmakers more than a decade after those wars began. No one knows this bet...

Speaker: Assad Wins Syria's Presidential Election

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has been re-elected in a landslide, officials said Wednesday, capturing another seven-year term...

UN Security Council: Syria's Chemical Weapons Should Be Secured And Destroyed

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decisi...

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

If you believe in the cycles of history, the Obama administration's Syrian policy should seem eerily cyclic.

Giving New Meaning to the Day After 9/11

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

At this moment, Congress has the opportunity to choose a new meaning for future anniversaries of 9/11. It could be the day that life went on just as disastrously as previously -- or it could be the day that changed everything, and this time for the better.

Sabrina Siddiqui

George Bush's Gift: Iraq Hawks Abandon War In Syria Debate | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama got ambushed by an old enemy when he tried to push a resolution through Congress to bomb Syria: the Iraq war. ...

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 ...

Russia and Syria Offer a Big Win for Obama, Boehner, Pelosi, Cantor, McCain, Reid, Kerry, America, Hollande and Decency

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is not yet clear whether the Russian plan is the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end of chemical weapons in Syria, but one way or the other, mass murder by chemical weapons, a crime against humanity, must not be tolerated.

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.

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...

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...

Reid: Syria Vote To Happen Wednesday

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blaming the Syrian government for using deadly chemical weapons in what he calls a "clear violation...

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...

Immoral Lie About Obama Second Term Sweeps Capitol Hill

Salon | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

When President Obama decided to seek authorization to bomb Syria, he didn’t just throw the fate of his plans into the hands of 535 unpredictable mem...

Elise Foley

Republican: Obama Too Late To Build Relationships | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Sunday accused the Obama administration of lacking engagement with Congress leading up to a vote to auth...

Liberal Group Urges Opposition To Syria Military Strike

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A new TV ad that urges Congress to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria underscore...

Elise Foley

Democrat: Obama Should Withdraw Syria Request | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said Sunday that the Obama administration should accept that it doesn't have the necessary support in Congre...

Elise Foley

Obama Chief Of Staff Makes Case For War | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that it's too early to say whether there are enough votes in Congress to authoriz...

Republican Returns For Syria Vote After Birth Of Daughter

AP | the Associated Press | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington Republican congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, who has spent the past several weeks by her newborn daughter's hospital...

On Syria Vote, Nancy Pelosi Loses Liberal California Base

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Since President Barack Obama announced that he would seek Congress' support for use of force against Syria last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelo...

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...

Obama Group Punts On Syria Strike Vote

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the chief outside lobbying vehicle for President Barack Obama's second-term agenda, is staying out of the debate over authorizi...

Christina Wilkie

White House Launches New Syria-Focused Website | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bid to strengthen the case for U.S. military intervention in Syria, the White House on Thursday launched a new website designed to ...