By David M. Drucker | 09/05/13 08:36 AM
Already facing a time crunch to negotiate must-pass financial bills, a divided Congress must now balance those potential fiscal crises with a politically sensitive and possibly consuming debate over whether the United States should attack Syria.
By David M. Drucker | 09/04/13 05:59 PM
House Republican leaders are leaning toward allowing the Senate to take the first vote on President Obama’s Syria resolution, and would likely decline to bring it up for a vote if it failed in the Democratic chamber, according to GOP sources.
By David M. Drucker | 09/04/13 02:24 PM
Opposition to U.S. military strikes against Syria may be building among Democrats' liberal rank and file as Congress opens debate over whether it should authorize those attacks.
By David M. Drucker | 09/04/13 12:27 PM
Hawkish Republicans who oppose President Obama’s request for authorization to attack Syria but are uncomfortable with doing nothing could coalesce around an alternative war resolution being drafted by Rep. Devin Nunes.
By David M. Drucker | 09/03/13 02:58 PM
Heritage Action for America opposes President Obama’s proposed resolution on Syria and could score GOP lawmakers' positions on it, a move that could depress Republican votes for the legislation when Congress votes as early as next week.
By David M. Drucker | 09/02/13 05:23 PM
Republican's intraparty divisions on Syria reflect a GOP roiled as much by an overwhelming distrust for President Obama’s foreign policy leadership as by a rising isolationist wing that is capitalizing on this sentiment to exert greater influence on party decisions. The GOP’s unusually...
By David M. Drucker | 09/02/13 09:44 AM
House Republicans are poised to reject President Obama’s resolution to authorize military force against Syria absent the administration convincing a strong majority of typically anti-war Democrats to back the legislation. The proposal hit Capitol Hill Sunday and quickly appeared on life...
By David M. Drucker | 08/31/13 03:45 PM
President Obama on Saturday slowed his march toward military intervention in Syria with the surprise announcement that he would seek authorization from Congress before acting. The president said in a Rose Garden appearance that he has decided that force against Syria is necessary, but that he...
By David M. Drucker | 08/31/13 01:40 PM
The Obama administration on Sunday is expected to deliver a classified briefing on Syria to House members of both parties in a session that was arranged at the request of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. This briefings are a response by the administration to provide the consultation that...
By David M. Drucker | 08/30/13 05:05 PM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is mining Michigan for campaign cash to boost daughter Liz Cheney's Wyoming Senate bid, leveraging relationships that date back to the 1970s, when he served as President Gerald Ford's chief of staff.
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