09/10/2013 1:14amOnly 1 in 5 Americans believe that failing to respond to chemical weapons attacks in Syria would embolden other rogue governments, rejecting the heart of a weeks-long White House campaign for U.S. military strikes, an Associated Press poll has concluded.
09/10/2013 5:44amPresident Barack Obama is grasping all his tools of persuasion in trying to turn around public opinion and rally congressional support for a strike against Syria. He's got tricky ground to cover in his address Tuesday night and acknowledged on the eve of it that Americans don't back his course.
09/10/2013 2:15pmThe White House says eight more countries have signed a statement blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) for a chemical weapons attack and calling for a strong international response.
09/10/2013 5:36pmPresident Barack Obama said Tuesday he will nominate a top Democratic political fundraiser to be ambassador to Norway, one of a long list of nominations announced by the White House for posts throughout his administration.
09/10/2013 6:44pmThe White House says President Barack Obama's national security team is taking steps to prevent terrorist attacks related to the 12th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday.
09/10/2013 7:11pmPresident Barack Obama says nobody disputes that chemical weapons were used in Syria. He says that use violates international law and poses, in his words, a "danger to our security."
09/10/2013 7:29pmPresident Barack Obama is pledging that he won't deploy ground combat troops or wage a prolonged air campaign against Syria.
09/10/2013 7:32pmPresident Barack Obama has ordered the U.S. military to maintain its current posture to keep the pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime should diplomacy fail.
09/10/2013 7:33pmPresident Barack Obama says the United States cannot be the world's policeman, but he adds that the nation can save Syrian children from being gassed to death.
09/10/2013 7:45pmPresident Barack Obama says he long resisted calls for military action in Syria but that the situation changed after Syria's government gassed its own citizens.