August 31st, 2013
01:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Debate over Syria to intensify in Congress

Washington (CNN) - The war of words over how the U.S. should approach potential military strikes in Syria will only intensify in the coming days as President Barack Obama asks Congress to officially weigh in.

After he and top officials in his administration outlined evidence behind their claim that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for a chemical attack that killed 1,400 and injured 3,000 earlier this month, Obama's call Saturday for congressional authorization to strike Syria surprised Washington but was applauded by members on both sides of the aisle.
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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • Syria
Competing messages on jobs drive Labor Day weekend addresses
August 31st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Competing messages on jobs drive Labor Day weekend addresses

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick marked the Labor Day weekend with weeky addresses that laid out their parties' competing visions for growing the economy.

The president outlined the priorities he pushed on a recent bus tour, including education and job creation programs.

Meanwhile Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania said Obama's health reform law as well as energy and tax policies are holding back economic growth.

Read their full remarks below the jump.
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Filed under: House Republicans • President Obama
Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony
August 31st, 2013
05:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony

Washington (CNN) - In June, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined four of her Supreme Court colleagues in overturning the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

This weekend, she is poised to officiate at a same-sex wedding.
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