September 3rd, 2013
12:09 PM ET
12 months ago

Top House Republicans support Obama on Syria

(CNN) – In a big boost for President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday they'll vote for the president's resolution to use military force in Syria.

"This is something that the United States as a country needs to do," Boehner told reporters Tuesday at the White House after meeting with the president. "I will support his call for action, and I believe my colleagues should too."
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Filed under: Eric Cantor • John Boehner • President Obama • Syria
Should Hillary Clinton weigh in on Syria?
September 3rd, 2013
11:57 AM ET
12 months ago

Should Hillary Clinton weigh in on Syria?

(CNN) – As major developments unfold in Syria, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke her recent silence on Twitter to...congratulate Diana Nyad.

"Flying to 112 countries is a lot until you consider swimming between 2. Feels like I swim with sharks – but you actually did it! Congrats!" Clinton posted on Twitter Monday evening, referring to Nyad's record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Syria
September 3rd, 2013
10:16 AM ET
12 months ago

McCain, Graham issue tough warnings on Syria dilemma

(CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain, who met with President Barack Obama on Monday, said the president would "seriously consider" sending weapons to the rebel forces in Syria on top of a military strike against the country's regime.

"That means providing them not only weapons but the kind of weapons they need: anti-armor and anti-air. AK-47s don't do very well against tanks, so we discussed that and that that would be a course of action that the president would seriously consider, I guess is the best way to describe it," the Arizona Republican said Tuesday on CNN's "New Day."
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Filed under: John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Syria
September 3rd, 2013
08:50 AM ET
12 months ago

McCain to Russia: Bring back the Super Bowl ring

(CNN) – When a Russian delegation comes to Washington to talk about Syria, Sen. John McCain hopes they bring back New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft's super bowl ring.

"I was thinking this morning the worst thing you could do in the Old West was to steal another man's horse. I would think in New England the worst thing you can do is steal another man's Super Bowl ring," the Arizona Republican joked Tuesday on CNN's "New Day."
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Filed under: John McCain • Russia
Christie: Wife comes before Rand Paul
September 3rd, 2013
08:20 AM ET
12 months ago

Christie: Wife comes before Rand Paul

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won't be able to meet with Rand Paul when the Kentucky senator travels to the Garden State next week.

Christie said he has a short trip planned with his wife for her 50th birthday.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Rand Paul • Senate • Steve Lonegan
Syrian civil war in photos
September 3rd, 2013
07:11 AM ET
12 months ago

Obama administration presses for support on Syria strikes

(CNN) – The Obama administration will spend this week trying to persuade lawmakers at home and allies abroad that an attack on Syria is the appropriate response to the alleged use of poison gas by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

The White House's push comes after al-Assad once again raised the specter of an all-out regional war if the United States strikes.

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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • Syria
Basketball star Dennis Rodman arrives in Pyongyang for second trip in a year
September 3rd, 2013
07:10 AM ET
12 months ago

Basketball star Dennis Rodman arrives in Pyongyang for second trip in a year

(CNN) – Former basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday on a five-day visit amid speculation he may try to negotiate the release of jailed U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

In Beijing, the gateway for flights to Pyongyang, Rodman told Reuters he was on another "basketball diplomacy tour" and would not be discussing the release of Bae.

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Filed under: North Korea
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