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Back Home, High-stakes Week On Syria Awaits Obama

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September 07, 2013 AT 10:26 AM
President Barack Obama faces a high-stakes week of trying to convince a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public that they should back him on a military strike against Syria. After one of the most intense periods of congressional outreach for Obama, who's not known for investing heavily in consultations with Capitol Hill, his administration's lobbying campaign culminates Tuesday when Obama will address the nation the evening before a critical vote is expected in the Senate