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McCain attaches strings to support of Obama's plan

09/03/2013 5:24am
Sen. John McCain says he will support President Barack Obama's request to intervene in Syria if the move would "reverse the situation on the battlefield."

Pelosi: Share more Syria intelligence with public

09/03/2013 9:43am
The leader of the House Democrats says the public needs to hear more of the intelligence that led the Obama administration to conclude that Syrian President Bashar Assad killed hundreds of his people using chemical weapons.

Republican Cantor says he will back Obama on Syria

09/03/2013 9:58am
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he will back President Barack Obama's call to use military force against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use.

Hagel: Allies ready to back US in Syria action

09/03/2013 1:50pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says several key allies in the region strongly support U.S. military action in Syria.

Pro-Israel groups back Obama on Syria action

09/03/2013 2:41pm
America's biggest pro-Israel groups are throwing their weight behind President Barack Obama's plan for U.S. military intervention in Syria.

Officials cite plans to give Syrians lethal aid

09/03/2013 2:46pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says President Barack Obama approved plans in June to give lethal aid to Syrian rebels, making the decision public for the first time.

Kerry: No troops on ground in Syria strike plan

09/03/2013 3:06pm
Secretary of State John Kerry is making one thing very clear when it comes to a potential military strike against Syria: There will be no American boots on the ground.

McCain plays poker on iPhone during Syria hearing

09/03/2013 5:19pm
Sometimes senators need a diversion from even the weightiest of topics. For Sen. John McCain during Tuesday's hearing on Syria, it was a game on his iPhone.

Syria resolution sets deadline, bars ground forces

09/03/2013 7:12pm
The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action.

Boehner's aboard: Obama gains Syria-strike support

09/03/2013 7:56pm
President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.