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Vote puts Republicans mulling 2016 run on the spot

09/04/2013 2:21pm
President Barack Obama's plea to Congress for the go-ahead for military strikes against Syria is forcing ambitious Republicans weighing a White House bid to choose sides, as the party is bitterly divided over the U.S. role in foreign policy.

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.

Strikes against Syria could be dangerous, Lee says

09/04/2013 6:21pm
After sitting through a top-secret Senate briefing by military leaders Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said missile strikes against the Syrian government could be dangerous.