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We now have a Congress so anxious to avoid tough votes that it is ducking any decision on whether to go to war in Iraq and Syria, and a president who is grabbing unprecedented power to take the country to war all on his own.
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Today Congress will vote on the McKeon Amendment, a piece of legislation most Americans haven't heard of. But the consequences of the vote today are grave: funding Syrian "rebels" will precipitate a new and wider war in the Middle East.
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To those who would slam Obama for bowing to public pressure on Syria, it's worth remembering that when George W. Bush was in the White House, public opinion didn't count for squat.
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"That experience has made all of us question intensely the intelligence we've been provided this time," she said. "As a member
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"The use of chemical weapons is a global atrocity and demands a global response," she added. "That is why I oppose going
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Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said the president seemed "anxious" to see if Russia's proposal offered a viable pathway forward
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As the country waits for President Obama's national address on the situation in Syria, tensions are rising as the nation's
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"I'm satisfied" with the work being done on the resolution, he added. Asked whether the president had asked Reid in their
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It is breathtaking, disheartening, and demoralizing to witness the Obama presidency self-destruct. Through a series of missteps and miscalculations it has reached the point where there are no good outcomes for Obama's presidency, the nation, or the world.
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First Lady Michelle Obama opposes military action in Syria, President Barack Obama told PBS and NBC News on Monday. "My own
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Obama has been throwing everything he's got at trying to convince Congress and the American public to support a strike on
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A debate over the Syrian AUMF should encourage members of Congress -- if they've got the guts -- to survey this entire record of U.S. military activities in the Greater Middle East going back to 1980. To do so means almost unavoidably confronting this simple question: How are we doing?
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Karl Rove is NOT happy with the way President Obama has handled the Syria debate. Watch Rove's full clip below, courtesy
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Obama's plan faces significant resistance from Republicans and his fellow Democrats in Congress, with many lawmakers worried
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I implore you to vote "no" on military intervention in Syria. No vital U.S. interest is at stake, and an attack will have unforeseen consequences that are nearly impossible to predict. The proper response to the Assad regime's use of poison gas is not more killing.
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The White House isn't just leaning on Biden to win over Republican lawmakers. The vice president hosted a Thursday meeting
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