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Obama Briefs Boehner On Syria

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has briefed House Speaker John Boehner on Syria in a conversation in which the Republican leader pressed the...

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...

Obama Makes Case For Syria Strike

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Oliver Holmes WASHINGTON/BEIRUT, Aug 29 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his allies sought to convince cau...

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...

Syria-Perilous Precedent

Barry Lando | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Barry Lando

The issues in Syria, we are told by the Obama administration and its allies, are clear-cut. America has no choice but to act. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Syria: Time to Act

W. Robert Pearson | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
W. Robert Pearson

The atrocities must receive a response, and that response must be effective military action against Assad by the United States.

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...

First War Game

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Rumsfeld: Obama Has Failed To Justify Syria Intervention

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who served under former President George W. Bush and was a key player in the decisions to go to war in Iraq ...

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.

Conservative Correspondent Slams Obama's 'Flippant, Arrogant, Contemptuous' Syria Stance

Posted 08.29.2013 | Media

Conservative correspondent Michelle Malkin slammed President Barack Obama's "flippant, arrogant, contemptuous" stance on Syria Wednesday night. Mal...

Obama: U.S. Concluded Syrian Government Behind Chemical Weapons Attack

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against ...

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 ...

Obama May Limit Political Risks With Brief Military Strike In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text) * The key to reducing political damage: Keep intervention short * Skeptical public co...

Obama And Top Officials Made At Least 88 Calls To Foreign Leaders About Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called British Prime Minister David Cameron about Syria again on Tuesday, the White House said, ...

White House: Syria Chemical Attack Requires Response

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is making a legal argument for undertaking a military response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria...

All Is Not Lost for Obama in Egypt and Syria

Saad Khan | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Saad Khan

The time to get on right side of the fence has not passed yet and the Obama administration could save future embarrassment by choosing the right path.

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 Preside...

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...

Kerry: Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

Posted 08.27.2013 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Monday that the U.S. has additional information about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Dama...

For Obama, World Looks Far Different Than Expected

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years into his presidency, Barack Obama confronts a world far different from what he envisioned when he first took office. U...

GOP Senator Sounds Off On Syria Question

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

In the wake of reports that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against civilians, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday...

Poll Reveals Americans Largely Against Syria Intervention

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text) * Alleged use of chemical weapons may be adding to reluctance * Praise for Obama's ca...

Obama Gets 'Detailed Review' On Syria Response

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his top military and national security advisers hashed out options on Saturday for respondin...