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Kerry To See Russian Foreign Minister

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John...

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...

Sam Stein

Alternative Syria Resolution Would Require UN To Take Chemical Weapons | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative resolution to the situation in Syria that would allow time for the pursuit o...

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...

Sam Stein

Steve Israel: Syria Vote Won't Affect 2014 House Races | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though a hypothetical military intervention in Syria is as popular with the American public as the prospect of a colonoscopy while liste...

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'...

Obama Sends Message To Assad

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama sent a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad during an interview on CNN Monday: "Do not use chemical weapons." Obama made...

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...

Iran Plans Revenge If Syria Is Attacked, Report Says

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The United States has intercepted an order from an Iranian official instructing militants in Iraq to attack U.S. inte...

Iran Plans Revenge If Syria Is Attacked, Wall Street Journal Reports

Wall Street Journal | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON—The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in th...

U.S. Gives Up On UN

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The United States declared on Thursday that it has given up trying to work wit...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Strike Plan Faces Shortcoming | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Significant questions still remain about Bashar Assad's motivation for allegedly using chemical weapons, raising concerns about how much Am...

White House Employs 'Flood-The-Zone' Strategy

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

* All-out 'flood-the-zone' strategy * Stakes high for president * Implications for other priorities in the region ...

Sixth U.S. Warship Now In Eastern Mediterranean 'As Precaution'

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A sixth U.S. warship is now operating in the eastern Mediterranean, near five U.S....

Senator Murphy: Hagel And Obama Have Not Briefed Senate On War Plans

Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined HuffPost Live Thursday to discuss the role of Congress in authorizing military force in Syria. "[The Administ...

Kerry: 1,426 People Killed In Chemical Attack

Posted 08.30.2013 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Friday that U.S. intelligence concluded with 'high confidence' that the Assad regime in Syri...

An Open Letter on Syria to Western Narcissists

Sean Lee | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Sean Lee

Please, don't let the conflict in Syria be about opposing America. Let it be about Syria, and what might actually help Syrians -- you know, the actually existing people who are dying by the tens of thousands in this brutal war. But if you can't do that, then do me a favor, and please shut up.

Leadership 101 for U.S. Intervention in Syria

David Peck | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
David Peck

It's worse than deja vu -- it's as if we're deliberately TRYING to repeat our past mistakes and hoping for different results. Insanity.

U.S. Official: Syria Airstrikes Expected 'Within Days'

Posted 08.28.2013 | World

A senior U.S. official told NBC News that the crisis in Syria is "past the point of no return" and that airstrikes are expected "within days." The ...

Paul Cautions Against Military Intervention In Syria

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) released a statement Wednesday on the United States' potential intervention in Syria, calling for an "open debate" in Congress ...

U.S. Military Options In Syria 'Not Limited To Just One Day'

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering military options that include multi-day strikes on Syrian government targets ...

Dennis Kucinich Warns Of U.S. Becoming 'Al Qaeda's Air Force'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) cautioned against hasty military action in Syria during a Tuesday interview with The Hill, claiming that air stri...

President Obama: Don't Strike Syria Without Congressional Approval

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

If President Obama can get us into war in Syria without prior Congressional approval, it will set a terrible precedent: A future president could get us more easily into war in Iran without prior Congressional approval.

U.S. Strike In Syria Would Not Turn Tide Of War

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

By Peter Apps LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Any strike by the United States and its allies on Syria will probably aim to teach President ...

Hagel: U.S. Military Ready To Act On Syria Immediately

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. military is ready to act immediately should President Barack Obama order action against Syria over ...