By Byron York | 09/02/13 07:59 PM
Early signs say it will be hard for President Obama to win congressional authorization for military action in Syria. That could change; lawmakers might re-write the president's draft authorization into something they can live with, ultimately allowing Obama to go forward. But whatever happens,...
By Byron York | 09/05/13 06:13 PM
In Washington, use of the word "vetting" is usually confined to unknown political candidates and cabinet nominees. So what is this vetting in Syria everyone is talking about?
By Byron York | 09/05/13 07:45 AM
Marco Rubio surprised some observers Wednesday when he voted in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee against a resolution authorizing President Obama to use U.S. military force in Syria.
By Byron York | 09/04/13 09:14 AM
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is a leading advocate of U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war. Graham is up for re-election in 2014, and so far he is facing three challengers in the Republican primary, none of whom are thought at the moment to represent a serious threat to his election...
By Byron York | 09/03/13 01:14 PM
President Obama's effort to convince Congress to authorize military strikes in Syria appeared to take a big step forward Tuesday morning when House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor signed on to the proposal after a White House meeting. And not just signed on -- emphatically...
By Byron York | 09/02/13 05:15 AM
One factor that could complicate President Obama’s effort to win congressional authorization for his plan to attack the Syrian regime is that, despite the constitutional requirement to seek Congress’ permission before an act of war, doing so was apparently never the president’s first...
By Byron York | 09/01/13 05:55 AM
Barack Obama’s presidency has not been about restraining the powers of the presidency. On major issues both domestic and international — immigration, environmental regulation, the war in Libya, and more — Obama has shown no hesitation to act unilaterally in areas that properly lie within...
By Byron York | 08/31/13 10:53 AM
With high-ranking Democratic officials listening reverently in the Iowa state capitol, a liberal activist and union official on Wednesday led a prayer for increased funding for abortions, for greater access to abortions, for doctors who perform abortions, and for what she called “the blessing...
By Byron York | 08/29/13 06:30 PM
On a Monday night in late August, Sen. Lindsey Graham was traveling with a congressional delegation in Africa when the three Republicans who are challenging him in the 2014 GOP primary joined a large and strongly conservative crowd at Rep. Jeff Duncan's annual Faith and Freedom Barbecue. To...
By Byron York | 08/27/13 03:05 PM
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a possible 2016 GOP presidential contender, warned that "Republicans like me want less government, want limited government, but we want government that works, and I don’t think shutting things down makes anything work.”
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