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In Sweden, Obama to showcase common global goals

Posted: 09/04/2013 - President Barack Obama is seeking to use a 24-hour visit to this Swedish capital to show a softer side of American diplomacy even as the world's gaze remains fixed anxiously on Syria.

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Boehner says he supports Obama on Syria

Posted: 09/03/2013 - House Speaker John Boehner says he will support President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use

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Obama seeks support for Syria strike at G-20

Posted: 09/03/2013 - The uncertainty surrounding Syria will hang over the president's three-day overseas trip, which includes a global summit in Russia and a stop in Sweden.

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GOP senators say details needed on Syria strategy

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Two Republican foreign policy hawks say President Barack Obama must make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad's Syria if he wants to win congressional backing for the operation.

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Obama must address skeptics, lawmakers about Syria

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey were to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.

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In first major test, Obama overrules new team

Posted: 09/03/2013 - For President Barack Obama's new foreign policy advisers, the first test of their willingness to undertake military action wound up being a stark lesson in the president's ability to overrule them all.

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Congressman: No decision yet on Syria action

Posted: 08/30/2013 - A Democratic congressman says that President Barack Obama has yet to make any decision on the timing or scope of a possible U.S. military intervention in Syria.

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US readies possible solo action against Syria

Posted: 08/30/2013 - President Barack Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out in a stunning vote by Parliament.

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White House: US interests to guide Syria decision

Posted: 08/30/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama's decision on a possible military strike against Syria will be guided by America's best interests, suggesting the U.S. may act alone if other nations won't help.

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Hagel: US discusses 'facts' on Syria with allies

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Speaking at a news conference in Manila, Hagel said the administration also would continue to seek input from members of Congress on how the U.S. should respond to the deadly attack.

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Dispute over report about secret NSA budget

Posted: 08/30/2013 - The Washington Post, citing documents it said were provided by Snowden, said the NSA's concerns about insider threats were aimed at "anomalous behavior" of agency employees

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McConnell, Paul push to lift fishing restrictions

Updated: 08/30/2013 - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his Kentucky colleague Rand Paul are pressing again to permanently lift restrictions on fishing below dams along the Cumberland River.

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AP sources: Intelligence on weapons no 'slam dunk'

Posted: 08/29/2013 - President Barack Obama declared unequivocally Wednesday that the Syrian government was responsible, while laying the groundwork for an expected U.S. military strike.

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Congress seeks answers from Obama on Syria

Posted: 08/29/2013 - "What is the intended effect of the potential military strikes?" House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote the president on Wednesday as the drumbeat of war grew louder.

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Hagel wraps up defense talks with Asian allies

Posted: 08/29/2013 - With the Syria crisis shadowing his weeklong Asia tour, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is wrapping up talks on ways of deepening defense ties in southeast Asia.

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Obama: US action would send Assad 'strong signal'

Posted: 08/29/2013 - President Barack Obama is vowing that American retaliation for Syrian chemical weapons use would send a "strong signal," as U.S. intelligence officials readied briefings for Congress

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When to strike: Tense decisions for Obama on Syria

Posted: 08/28/2013 - Few doubt that President Barack Obama is preparing for a U.S.-led military action to retaliate for what the U.S. and its allies say was a deadly chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Syrian government.

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Obama embodies King's dream and his struggle

Posted: 08/28/2013 - President Barack Obama won't need to mention race — a subject he doesn't talk a lot about in public — when he stands at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Hagel meets Asian defense leaders as Syria simmers

Posted: 08/28/2013 - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is opening two days of talks with Asian defense leaders in Brunei, pushing for closer military ties even as the world is focused on Syria.

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