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  • Jon Stewart rips John McCain for playing poker during Syria hearing

    Jon Stewart rips John McCain for playing poker during Syria hearing
    In his second night back on the air at "The Daily Show" on Wednesday, Jon Stewart continued to rail against the Obama administration's efforts at military intervention in Syria, taking particular aim at the president's unlikely ally, Sen. John McCain (R-...
  • Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

    WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war....
  • Durbin votes for Syria attack, says situation different from Iraq war

    Durbin votes for Syria attack, says situation different from Iraq war
    WASHINGTON — Saying the U.S. government was "guilty of a political mortal sin" when it misled Americans about the Iraq War a decade ago, Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Wednesday that the proposed military strikes against Syria were different, and he...
  • The Syria vote's political stakes

    The Syria vote's political stakes
    Every member of the Senate with a glimmer of ambition to run for president — and that's most of them — knows that a vote for war can make or break a political career. The example of Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose vote to authorize the 2003...
  • Draft Senate Syria resolution would limit use of force and time frame

    Draft Senate Syria resolution would limit use of force and time frame
    WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday will consider a newly drafted resolution to authorize military force against the Syrian government that specifically rules out any commitment of ground forces and would narrow the time...
  • Rubio: I'm against using force in Syria, but not against using force somewhere

    Rubio: I'm against using force in Syria, but not against using force somewhere
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been struggling lately to position himself with Establishment reformers of the Republican Party -- his support for immigration reform is his most prominent effort -- while still seeking the embrace of his tea-party...
  • Senate committee votes to authorize military strike in Syria

    Senate committee votes to authorize military strike in Syria
    WASHINGTON –- A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted narrowly Wednesday to authorize a punitive U.S. strike against Syria, opening the way for a vote in the full Senate next week. The vote was 10 to 7, with Democrats and Republicans on...
  • Was Chris Murphy right to vote no on Syria strike?

    Was Chris Murphy right to vote no on Syria strike?
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday for a military strike against Syria, but member Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, bucked the tide by voting no. The vote was 10-7 for the strike, with senators from both parties both...
  • Obama urges prompt authorization of strike against Syria

    WASHINGTON -- Calling for a “prompt” congressional vote on authorizing a military strike against Syria, President Obama is making the case to top lawmakers Tuesday that the action would be “limited” and “proportional”...
  • Obama's strategy to urge Congress about Syria centers on Iran, Israel

    Obama's strategy to urge Congress about Syria centers on Iran, Israel
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s strategy for winning congressional support for military strikes on Syria relies on two of lawmakers’ most powerful impulses: to challenge Iran and to protect Israel. Although Congress is deeply divided on...
  • Getting Congress to OK military action in Syria could be tough

    Getting Congress to OK military action in Syria could be tough
    WASHINGTON -- Immediate reaction to President Obama’s surprise announcement that he would seek congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria was largely positive among members of Congress, but offered little indication of whether a vote...
  • UPDATED: Toomey and Casey support suspending aid to Egypt

    UPDATED: Toomey and Casey support suspending aid to Egypt
    UPDATED: With violence escalating in Egypt, Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators now say the federal government should suspend aid to the country. News broke Tuesday that the Obama administration had quietly suspended most military aid to the Egyptian...