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The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Gates, Panetta Question Obama’s Syria Strategy

President Barack Obama’s first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress’ approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad’s forces.

09/17/2013

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Obama Ally In Congress Grapples With Syria Plan

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith is a leader on military issues in a comfortably Democratic district — a perfect ally to build support for President Barack Obama’s proposal for a military strike in Syria.

09/12/2013

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Face Divide Over A Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama’s pursuit of a military strike in Syria has put congressional Democrats and party leaders around the country in a tough spot.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama (R) meets with members of Congress in the cabinet room of the White House on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama is urging Congress to authorize military action against Syria, and says he is willing to work with lawmakers on the wording of a specific resolution. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Faces A Tough Sell With House GOP Freshmen

Persuading first-term Republicans in the House is President Barack Obama’s toughest sell on military strikes against Syria.

09/06/2013

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ Senate Will Approve Military Strikes

A Democratic aide said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is “guardedly optimistic” that his chamber will approve limited military strikes next week against Syria.

09/06/2013

File photo of Donald Rumsfeld. (credit: Getty Images)

Rumsfeld: Either Oust Assad Or Stay Out Of Syria

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama should either oust Syrian President Bashar Assad or not bother getting involved in the civil-war torn Middle Eastern nation, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told a Michigan […]

09/03/2013

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Obama Inspires Many In 50th-Year King Remembrance

President Barack Obama’s challenge to seize the cause of racial equality from the “glorious patriots” of the tumultuous 1960s struck a deep generational chord.

08/29/2013

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MLK’s Dream Inspires a New March, and a President

President Barack Obama is claiming his place in Martin Luther King’s 50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King envisioned.

08/28/2013

On the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, President Barack Obama says the Republican focus on budget tightening could widen income disparities in the nation even as the economy climbs out of a debilitating recession. credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Maine Man Defends Alleged Threat Against Obama

A Maine man under federal investigation for allegedly threatening to shoot President Barack Obama says he has done nothing wrong.

08/28/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on education at the Henninger High School on Aug. 22, 2013 in Syracuse, N.Y. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On The Road And Outside The Bubble

It’s the curse — or maybe the blessing — of living in a place that doesn’t make or break presidential elections: The president and those running for the job just don’t come around very often.

08/24/2013

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