| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:04 AM
Global Focus: Shaken by a rash of defections and rebel encroachment on its strongholds, the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is thought by some in the international community to be headed for collapse after a nearly 17-month uprising. But...
| May 1, 2013
Barack Obama really, really does not want to get tangled up in Syria.
For almost a year, Obama's secretaries of State — first Hillary Rodham Clinton, now John Kerry — have pressed the president for more aid to the insurgents who are fighting...
| Apr 14, 2013
The White House finally made it official last week: Yes, the civil war in Syria is a slippery slope, and yes, we're on it.
Nobody in the Obama administration actually used those words, of course. But if you paid attention to what officials said, it...
| May 29, 2013
The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey renewed his call for U.S. intervention in Syria now that the White House has said decisively that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people.
"The time for U.S. action is overdue," Casey...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday hailed President Obama’s decision to nominate Sen. John Kerry -- the longtime Massachusetts senator -- to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.
Kerry, 69, has chaired the Senate Foreign...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Updated with more links and pull quotes Wool-gathering here after the Bears' victory, wondering if Hillary Clinton would have been a much different president than Barack Obama and whether it might be smart for Obama to ask her to tap......
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:32 PM
I'm not saying I think President Barack Obama will ask Vice President Joe Biden to step aside and ask Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to take his place on the 2012 ticket. I'm not even saying I'm aware of......
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
George Clooney arrested: Leave it to George Clooney to skip the typical celebrity bad-behavior arrest -- the actor and his father Nick were arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Friday while participating in a protest against...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.
The secret order, referred to as an intelligence...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Police arrested actor George Clooney and others Friday during a protest at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
The arrested protesters included congressmen, human rights activists, faith leaders and Clooney's father, Nick.