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Candidate Obama was a dove but President Obama is a hawk

Candidate Obama was a dove but President Obama is a hawk

As a candidate focused on his own election, Barack Obama championed restraint and global cooperation when faced with security threats. Now, as commander in chief of a world superpower, his…

American intel caught napping on Syrian chemical weapons

American intel caught napping on Syrian chemical weapons

U.S. intelligence agencies did not detect the Syrian regime readying a massive chemical weapons attack in the days ahead of the strike, only piecing together what had happened after the…

Divided vote in Senate over Obama’s war plans; More trouble in House?

Divided vote in Senate over Obama’s war plans; More trouble in House?

A Senate panel’s deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief’s challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and…

Obama’s Syria proposal faces tough hearing in the House

Obama’s Syria proposal faces tough hearing in the House

The Obama administration is facing a tougher examination of its plans for military intervention in Syria, squaring off against tea party Republicans and other skeptical House members a day after…

Senate Republicans divided over Syria

Senate Republicans divided over Syria

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…

Uneasy GOP Presidential hopefuls forced to choose sides in Syria debate

Uneasy GOP Presidential hopefuls forced to choose sides in Syria debate

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…

Can Obama convince skeptics, lawmakers about Syria strike?

Can Obama convince skeptics, lawmakers about Syria strike?

Congress is holding its first public hearing about U.S. plans for military intervention in Syria as President Barack Obama seeks to convince skeptical Americans and their lawmakers about the need…

Obama overruled his own foreign policy team on Syria

Obama overruled his own foreign policy team on Syria

For President Barack Obama’s new foreign policy advisers, the first test of their willingness to undertake military action wound up being a stark lesson in the president’s ability to overrule…

Republican Senators want details on Obama’s determination to strike Syria

Two Republican foreign policy hawks say President Barack Obama must make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad‘s Syria if he wants to win congressional backing for the operation. Sen.…

Obama to McCain: ‘Hey John, I need your help’

Obama to McCain: ‘Hey John, I need your help’

President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress’ most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a…