By Sean Lengell | 09/11/13 07:45 PM
The senior Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said President Obama is "uncomfortable" in his role as commander in chief and that his awkwardness has damaged his standing internationally and on Capitol Hill. Tennessee's Sen. Bob Corker told CNN Wednesday that while Obama is a...
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/13 06:15 PM
With the federal government's agriculture policies set to expire at month's end, farmers nationwide are bracing for the uncertainty of another harvest season without a permanent farm bill. The Democratic-controlled Senate in June easily passed a multi-year measure that set policies for farmers...
By Sean Lengell | 09/10/13 01:07 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Russia's offer to secure Syria's chemical weapons a "victory" for President Obama's foreign policy, saying it vindicates his handling of the ongoing bloody Syrian civil war. The California Democrat dismissed the notion that Moscow's offer to intervene...
By Sean Lengell | 09/07/13 07:17 AM
Congressional Democrats on the fence regarding President Obama's call for military action in Syria say their conscience — not party loyalty — will steer their votes. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said that while his support for Obama will factor into his decision, "it's not as much a...
By Sean Lengell | 09/06/13 01:38 PM
While the debate over whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria's blood civil war dominates Washington, Republicans are keeping the drumbeat alive against President Obama's health care law ahead of a looming enrollment deadline.
By Sean Lengell | 09/05/13 05:41 PM
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday he will vote against a Senate resolution authorizing U.S. airstrikes in Syria, dealing a blow to President Obama's call to intervene in the Middle Eastern country's civil war. The moderate West Virginian, who the administration had been courting to...
By Sean Lengell | 09/05/13 03:46 PM
As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday on a resolution authorizing U.S. airstrikes in Syria, the chamber's Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, was back home in Kentucky telling constituents he has yet to make up his mind on the issue.
By Sean Lengell | 09/04/13 02:42 PM
Senate Foreign Relations Committee members on Wednesday passed a resolution authorizing military action against Syria, setting up an expected vote in the full chamber next week.
By Sean Lengell | 09/03/13 07:23 PM
The Obama administration is struggling to convince a skeptical public that U.S. airstrikes against Syria are needed, two new polls say.
By Sean Lengell | 09/03/13 04:36 PM
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., predicted Tuesday that Congress will approve President Obama's request to intervene militarily in the violent civil conflict in Syria but said the administration "still has some work to do" to convince skeptical members.
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