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The ground Obama must cover in Syria address

Posted: 09/10/2013 - President Barack Obama is grasping all his tools of persuasion in trying to turn around public opinion and rally congressional support for a strike against Syria.

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AP poll: Most Americans oppose strike on Syria

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Support in Congress is lukewarm at best, and many lawmakers have questioned whether the strikes would create more of a problem for the U.S. than they would help the nearly three-year effort to overthrow Assad.

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Congress looks at Justice's marijuana decision

Posted: 09/10/2013 - The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug.

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Clinton stance on Syria raises familiar risks

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in this spot before. As a senator in 2002, she endorsed military action in Iraq, a decision that came back to haunt her in her failed White House bid six years later.

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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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