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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...

Obama, National Security Team Meet To Discuss Syria Options

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

(Updates with White House statement after meeting ends) By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) -...

Obama Meeting With National Security Team On Syria

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials are still trying to determine whether Syrian President Bashar Assad unleashed a deadly chemical weapons...

Obama To Discuss Syria With National Security Team

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

(Updates with White House statement after meeting ends) By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) -...

Obama Calls Possible Attack A 'Big Event Of Grave Concern'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

AUBURN, N.Y. — President Barack Obama says a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria this week is a "big event of grave concern" that has hast...

Obama, Turkish Prime Minister Talk Syria

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama and Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn), have dis...

Inside Obama's Conflicted Syria Strategy

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

(Repeats unchanged) By Matt Spetalnick and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - As the Syrian civil war deepe...

Congressional Hurdles Lifted On Arming Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

By Tabassum Zakaria and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will move forward with a pl...

This GOP Congressman Is Just Waiting To Impeach Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, an outspoken anti-war Republican, said Thursday that he was prepared to attempt to impeach President Barack Obama if...

Hope for Peace in Syria, But Don't Expect It

Rajan Menon | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

The road to recovery will be long even under the best of circumstances: a ceasefire that occurs within the next few months and that lasts; a stable, legitimate, and efficient post-war polity; and abundant long-term economic aid from other countries.

Irish Politician Attacks 'War Criminal' Obama

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Irish politician Clare Daly slammed President Barack Obama as a "war criminal" and "hypocrite of the century" in a blistering speech before Parliament...

Obama's Dangerous Dipping

Shan Wells | Posted 08.19.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Bipartisan Trio Of Senators Pressure Obama On Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan trio of key senators is demanding that President Barack Obama take more decisive action to stem the military advance b...

Arming the Syrian Rebels: A Terrible Idea

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama's proposal to take sides in the Syrian war is wrong. It is arrogant. It ignores our destructive history in the Middle East and the perception by all parties in the region that everything we do there is motivated by our blatant bias toward Israel.

White House: Will 'Good' Syrian Rebels Please Identify Yourselves So We Can Arm You?

Spencer Green | Posted 08.18.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

At a press conference this morning, White House officials requested that all the "good" Syrian rebels immediately identify themselves as such to the proper authorities so the United States can support them in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad.