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A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Votes to Authorize Force in Syria

A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.

09/04/2013

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a leading anti-interventionist within the GOP ranks, was steadfast in his opposition on Tuesday, saying he was unlikely to back even a narrow resolution giving Obama the authority to respond militarily to the Syrian government. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Syria Vote Could Haunt 2016 GOP Hopefuls

Backing President Barack Obama’s plea for military action against Syria could haunt Senate Republicans thinking hard about a White House bid in 2016.

09/04/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., questions U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during Kerry's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of 'The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria' on Sept. 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Paul To Kerry: ‘You’re Making A Joke Of Us’ If White House Doesn’t Abide By Congressional Vote

Backing President Barack Obama’s plea for military action against Syria could haunt Senate Republicans thinking hard about a White House bid in 2016.

09/04/2013

File photo of Sen. John Kerry today before he was confirmed for Secretary of State. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Kerry Nomination for State Dept.

The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.

01/29/2013

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