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Syria creates new headaches for GOP leaders

09/04/2013 1:15am
President Barack Obama's proposal to bomb Syria is dividing both political parties as they cope with Iraq war weariness and, in the GOP, the rise of libertarian sentiment. The dilemma is most acute, however, for Senate Republican leaders who already were worried about tea party-backed challengers to their re-election bids back home.

McCain opposes Senate resolution on Syria

09/04/2013 8:09am
Sen. John McCain says he doesn't support the latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria.

Senator: Vote on Syria resolution might be delayed

09/04/2013 9:37am
Sen. John Barrasso says the Senate Foreign Relations Committee may not vote Wednesday on a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama's proposed military intervention in Syria. The Wyoming Republican, a member of the panel, said it was still meeting on the resolution.

Capitol statues honor the famous, tragic and odd

09/04/2013 11:46am
All summer, thousands of visitors traipse among the U.S. Capitol's many statues, which honor the nation's founders, leaders and legends.

Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria

09/04/2013 1:27pm
A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.

Obama wins Senate panel's backing on Syria strike

09/04/2013 3:58pm
President Barack Obama's request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike in Syria advanced Wednesday toward a showdown Senate vote, while the commander in chief left open the possibility he would order retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack even if Congress withheld its approval.