Syrian civil war in photos
August 30th, 2013
08:14 AM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Half oppose military action against Syria

Washington (CNN) - Half of all Americans say they oppose possible U.S. military action against Syria, according to a new national poll.

But the NBC News survey suggests support does increase if any such attack is limited to cruise missile launches.
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De Blasio opens lead in New York's mayoral race
August 30th, 2013
07:47 AM ET
1 year ago

De Blasio opens lead in New York's mayoral race

(CNN) – Bill de Blasio, New York City's public advocate, has opened a double digit lead over his Democratic rivals for mayor, a poll showed Friday.

The New York Times/Siena College survey also indicated Eliot Spitzer, a former governor, maintaining his healthy lead in the race for the city's top financial post, the day after another poll showed a dead heat.
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August 30th, 2013
07:03 AM ET
1 year ago

How much say will Congress have on Syrian chemical weapons response?

Washington (CNN) - Call it domestic housekeeping, a political dotting of "i"s and crossing of "t"s on a checklist for launching punitive military strikes against Syria for last week's chemical weapons attack.

The Obama administration briefed members of Congress late Thursday in a display of consultation intended to fulfill a murky obligation under law and address the inevitable complaints by minority legislators that no one ever talks to them.

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