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War vote on Syria looms for White House hopefuls

09/03/2013 7:39pm
Backing President Barack Obama's plea for military action against Syria could haunt Senate Republicans thinking hard about a White House bid in 2016.

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.