September 7th, 2013
06:52 PM ET
1 year ago

McCain raises impeachment - if boots hit ground in Syria

WASHINGTON (CNN) - After endorsing President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes against Syria, Sen. John McCain warned the president would face impeachment if he were to put "boots on the ground."

McCain told Phoenix radio host Mike Broomhead on Thursday that the president had "bungled" the entire handling of the Syria crisis and would open himself up to impeachment hearings if he overstepped the limits of the authorization before Congress.

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Petraeus backs Obama administration on Syria
September 7th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Petraeus backs Obama administration on Syria

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus announced Saturday he's behind the White House's plan for limited military strikes against the Syrian government.

In a statement, President Barack Obama's former CIA director called for Congress to support the administration's call for airstrikes against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, warning that rejecting the president's request would embolden "Iran, North Korea, and other would be aggressors."

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Filed under: David Petraeus • John McCain • Obama administration • Syria
Bloomberg: de Blasio's campaign 'racist'
September 7th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg: de Blasio's campaign 'racist'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hizzoner still hasn't made an endorsement in New York City's mayoral race but we know which hopeful he doesn't want to end up in Gracie Mansion.

In an interview for the upcoming issue of New York magazine, Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Democratic front-runner Bill de Blasio's campaign "racist."

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Pryor a 'no' on Syria
Sen. Mark Pryor, seen here in a political ad, is a "no" on striking Syria.
September 7th, 2013
01:53 PM ET
1 year ago

Pryor a 'no' on Syria

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As the Obama administration sells its plan for limited military strikes against Syria, an Arkansas Democrat says he "cannot support military action at this time."

Sen. Mark Pryor issued a statement Saturday saying President Obama and his national security team have not yet made an effective case for taking action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

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Obama in weekly address: Syria won't be another Iraq or Afghanistan
September 7th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama in weekly address: Syria won't be another Iraq or Afghanistan

(CNN) – President Barack Obama assured war-weary Americans in his weekly address Saturday that a potential military intervention in Syria wouldn't resemble the unpopular engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama and his allies are hurriedly working to muster popular approval for his plan of limited strikes in Syria after they say a chemical weapon attack killed more than a thousand people in August. Lawmakers, who return to Washington next week, have been divided over whether or not to support Obama's plan.
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Filed under: President Obama • Syria
Barrasso blasts Obamacare in address
September 7th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Barrasso blasts Obamacare in address

(CNN) – Less than a month before the health care exchanges that are part of President Barack Obama’s health care law take effect, Republicans continue to blast the measure and call for its repeal.

Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, said in the weekly Republican address Saturday that the law wouldn’t bolster the quality of care and that rates wouldn’t decrease.
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Filed under: Health care • John Barrasso