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President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Teacher on Obama Speech: ‘We Can’t Take Care of North America As A Continent’

As President Barack Obama made the case Tuesday night for possible U.S. military intervention in Syria, he addressed a public hardened by the lessons of past wars, murky on the details of the current crisis and fearful of what another conflict abroad would mean for America.

09/11/2013

Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Report: Bipartisan Group Of Senators Crafting Alternative Ultimatum For Syria

Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria.

09/10/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Lack Of American Support For Attack On Syria: They Are Not With Me ‘Yet’

On Monday evening, President Barack Obama sat down for an interview with CBS Evening News correspondent Scott Pelley, during which he addressed questions regarding a proposed strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the reported use of chemical weapons against rebel factions in Damascus.

09/10/2013

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the 2013 America Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting on Aug. 12, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Clinton: It ‘Would Be An Important Step’ If Assad Regime Surrendered Chemical Weapons To International Community

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is backing President Barack Obama’s call for a limited military strike against Syria.

09/09/2013

"Syria welcomes the Russian proposal out of concern for the lives of the Syrian people, the security of our country and because it believes in the wisdom of the Russian leadership that seeks to avert American aggression against our people," al-Moallem said during a visit to Moscow, where he met with Lavrov. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Welcomes Russian Weapon Proposal ‘To Avert American Aggression Against Our People’

The State Department said Monday it would take a “hard look” at a proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control to avoid a military strike, but voiced skepticism that Syria would carry out such a plan.

09/09/2013

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Russia Urges Syria to Put Chemical Weapons Under International Control

Russia’s foreign minister is urging Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control as pressure mounts in the West for military intervention.

09/09/2013

Assad: ‘There Has Been No Evidence That I Used Chemical Weapons’

In a Sunday interview with Charlie Rose, Syrian President Bashar Assad stated that he had nothing to do with an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack, and that the U.S. has “no evidence” to justify a military attack.

09/08/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the "right" balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States. (credit: JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: Graphic Chemical Weapons Videos Make Clear Case For Military Action

The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian government is necessary, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.

09/08/2013

Anonymous US Official Releases Graphic Video Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Victims

As President Obama and other top American officials prepare to make their case for military action against Syria, a U.S. official released a DVD compilation of videos showing victims of the Aug. 21 attack near Damascus.

09/07/2013

Hollande indicated Saturday that the U.N. report could be ready in a matter of days, and he would then be prepared to make a decision on a French intervention. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

French President: Syria Decision Will Not Be Made Until UN Report

The U.S. tried to rally support on Saturday for a military strike against Syria, running into resistance from the American public and skeptics in Congress and from European allies bent on awaiting a U.N. report about a chemical attack they acknowledge strongly points to the Assad government.

09/07/2013

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