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  • Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution

    Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama agreed Tuesday to explore Russia’s proposal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities, a bipartisan group of senators worked to draft a resolution to provide for a diplomatic...
  • Russian move to avert airstrikes on Syria benefits Obama and Putin

    MOSCOW -- In the unlikely role of good cop to President Obama's bad one, Russian President Vladimir Putin has seemingly talked his Syrian allies into surrendering their banned chemical weapons as a way to escape threatened U.S. airstrikes. Russian...
  • Obama prepares to explain his Syria strategy to a skeptical nation

    Obama prepares to explain his Syria strategy to a skeptical nation
    WASHINGTON – Preparing to deliver a rare prime-time White House address, President Obama on Tuesday found himself unexpectedly tasked with a dual challenge: bolster public support for his decision to launch military strikes against Syria while...
  • Obama calls for Syria's Assad to be held accountable

    WASHINGTON – In an address to the nation Tuesday, President Obama made his case for holding Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable for an alleged nerve gas attack that U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 people, some while they slept, in...
  • Obama: Diplomatic talks on Syria 'encouraging,' but threat remains

    Obama: Diplomatic talks on Syria 'encouraging,' but threat remains
    WASHINGTON – Vividly describing the deaths of more than a thousand people in an alleged nerve gas attack outside Damascus, President Obama spoke to the nation from the East Room of the White House to argue his case for why the United States must...
  • Obama's speech on Syria: Why our analysts are mostly hopeful

    President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday evening about the escalating crisis in Syria and whether the U.S. will take military action to punish President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons on his own people. “Because these...
  • Putin's dubious offer

    Putin's dubious offer
    There is every reason to doubt the seriousness of the proposal by Russia — quickly seconded by Syria — to turn over the Middle Eastern nation's chemical weapons stockpile to the international community for destruction as a way to avert...
  • More thoughts on Syria

     
    With remarkably little to show for a week of intensive lobbying, the last bit of leverage that Democrats expect the White House to use is this: Barack Obama’s presidency depends on it... the lead paragraph of President Obama’s last best......
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
  • Californians balance support of Obama, anti-Syria strike stance

    WASHINGTON — The issue of Syria has scrambled the usual political alliances that have long defined California’s members of Congress, even as President Obama and delegation leaders seek to persuade them to side with him. Backing their party&...
  • After Obama's Syria speech, readers call for action

    After Obama's Syria speech, readers call for action
    President Obama faced a tall order in addressing the nation about Syria on Tuesday: to convince war-weary Americans that taking military action against Syria for using chemical weapons is not only the right thing to do, but also in our country's interest....