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AP poll: Most Americans oppose strike on Syria

09/10/2013 1:14am
Only 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.

The ground Obama must cover in Syria address

09/10/2013 5:44am
President 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.

US says 8 more countries join statement on Syria

09/10/2013 2:15pm
The 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.

Obama nominates donor to be envoy to Norway

09/10/2013 5:36pm
President 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.

US takes security steps ahead of 9/11 anniversary

09/10/2013 6:44pm
The 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.

Obama: No one disputes chemical arms use in Syria

09/10/2013 7:11pm
President 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."

Obama: No ground troops, air campaign in Syria

09/10/2013 7:29pm
President Barack Obama is pledging that he won't deploy ground combat troops or wage a prolonged air campaign against Syria.

Obama: Military to maintain current posture

09/10/2013 7:32pm
President 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.

Obama: US limited in ability, can save Syrian kids

09/10/2013 7:33pm
President 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.

Obama: Syria changed when Assad gassed citizens

09/10/2013 7:45pm
President 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.

Congressional reaction to Obama's Syria speech

09/10/2013 8:02pm
Reaction from members of Congress and others to President Barack Obama's speech on Syria on Tuesday night: