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Strike On Syria: Meaningless Gesture Or Necessary Response?

Strike On Syria: Meaningless Gesture Or Necessary Response?

The arguments for and against taking military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians were laid out Monday on Morning Edition.

Foreign Relations Committee Comes To Agreement On Syria

Foreign Relations Committee Comes To Agreement On Syria

A few hours after finishing up a hearing on the Obama administration’s proposed military intervention in Syria, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came to a bipartisan agreement that would allow President Obama to use force against Syria, but would also give him a time limit.

Syria Resolution Will Hit Mark, Obama Predicts

Syria Resolution Will Hit Mark, Obama Predicts

The White House is working with Congressional leaders to shape a resolution that authorizes the type of military action that would send a “clear message” to President Bashar Assad and cripple the Syrian leader’s “capability to use chemical weapons not just now but in the future,” President Obama said Tuesday.

President To Issue New Executive Orders On Guns

President To Issue New Executive Orders On Guns

The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.

Striking Syria Still Seems A Question Of When, Not Whether

Striking Syria Still Seems A Question Of When, Not Whether

Though Great Britain won’t be joining in any military action aimed at Syria, it appears the White House is determined to go ahead — most likely within the next few days and most likely with missile strikes.

DOJ won’t interfere with marijuana legalization

DOJ won’t interfere with marijuana legalization

The Obama Administration has decided not to go after states with marijuana-friendly laws.

Obama: U.S. Has ‘Concluded’ Assad Used Chemical Weapons In Syria

Obama: U.S. Has ‘Concluded’ Assad Used Chemical Weapons In Syria

In an interview with PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. had “concluded” that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons during an attack last week near Damascus that reportedly left hundreds dead and potentially thousands more injured.

Speaking At The Lincoln Memorial, Obama Assesses ‘The Dream’

Speaking At The Lincoln Memorial, Obama Assesses ‘The Dream’

Thousands gathered under gray skies in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assent

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assent

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. government is holding the government of Bashar al-Assad responsible for the chemical attack last week.

Alaska education leaders tepid to Obama’s education plans

Alaska education leaders tepid to Obama’s education plans

President Barack Obama wants to tie college rankings to how affordable they are and whether students are landing in the workforce after graduation.