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Talking diplomacy in Syria, Obama goes to Congress

Posted: 09/10/2013 - With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough.

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Sen. Alexander on Syria: "I will vote 'no'"

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Sen. Lamar Alexander will not back President Obama's plan to strike Syria over the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons on rebel fighters.

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Obama to meet with Democrats before Syria speech

Posted: 09/09/2013 - President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats Tuesday to seek support for U.S. military action against the government of Syria, a Senate Democratic aide said Sunday.

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Obama trying to sway war-weary public on Syria

Posted: 09/09/2013 - President Barack Obama is hitting the airwaves to try to convince war-weary Americans that limited strikes against Syria are needed for the United States' long-term safety.

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Kerry reasserts Syria charge despite Assad denial

Posted: 09/09/2013 - In a strong rebuttal to remarks by Syrian President Bashar Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday there is very strong evidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against his own people.

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US orders diplomats out of Lebanon

Posted: 09/06/2013 - The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria.

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Obama says he will address nation Tuesday on Syria

Posted: 09/06/2013 - President Barack Obama says he will address the nation about Syria on Tuesday as he seeks public and congressional authority for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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10 G20 nations join US in blaming Assad for attack

Posted: 09/06/2013 - A joint statement by the ten countries and the United States stopped short of explicitly calling for military action against the Syrian government, as President Obama is advocating.

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Govt to declassify some secret court opinions

Posted: 09/06/2013 - The Justice Department is declassifying portions of some secret court orders concerning the government's authority to seize records under the Patriot Act.

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Obama, in Europe, still pursuing Syria support

Posted: 09/06/2013 - President Barack Obama is using his last day in Europe to renew his quest for foreign support for a U.S. military strike in Syria. But three days after he left Washington.

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Obama opens final day of G-20 talks in Russia

Posted: 09/06/2013 - President Barack Obama is holding a final day of meetings with global leaders at the Group of 20 summit in the historic Russian city of St. Petersburg.

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Anthony Weiner and voter argue in viral video

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Former Congressman Anthony Weiner says a viral video that shows him engaging in a shouting match with an unidentified New York City man is just an example of him putting a heckler in his place.

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Divided vote foreshadows Obama challenge on Syria

Posted: 09/05/2013 - A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief's challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers.

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Obama heads into the lion's den in Russia

Posted: 09/05/2013 - President Barack Obama is heading into the lion's den of Russia, confronting Syria's key patron as well as foreign leaders skeptical of his call for an international military strike against Bashar Assad's government.

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