Two months after she joined a landmark Supreme Court ruling that said the federal government must recognize gay marriages, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday was reportedly officiating such a wedding.
The outcome is especially difficult to predict in a GOP-led House that's typically opposed to the president. The chances are better in the Senate with its Democratic majority.
Many congressional leaders had pushed for the White House to seek authorization before going ahead with a strike against the Damascus regime.
At the White House Saturday, Obama spoke about the possibility of a U.S. strike against Syria in response to the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. While he said the U.S. should take military action, Obama said he would seek congressional authorization first.
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Only 10 years ago, the French were derided in Washington political circles for their rejection of plans to invade Iraq. Now the so-called "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" are standing by the U.S. on Syria — while the country's closest European ally, Britain, has rejected military action.
A quarter century ago, Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group investigated chemical attacks against civilians in Iraq, and says recent images from Syria bring back the "horrible events" of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., had sent a letter to President Obama urging him to seek congressional approval before any military action against Syria. Surprisingly, on Saturday, Obama agreed. Cole talks about what comes next.
Lawmakers from both parties in the House and Senate are praising President Obama for seeking their authorization for any military action in Syria. Still, Congress isn't even scheduled to return to Washington until Sept. 9. And how might they vote? It's "kind of a gamble" says NPR congressional reporter Ailsa Chang.
President Obama said Saturday he believes the United States should take military action against Syria, in response to last week's deadly chemical weapons attack. But in an about-face, Obama has decided to first seek a vote in Congress authorizing a military strike. It's a gamble. While approval from Congress would strengthen the president's hand, he could also suffer a stinging rebuke from lawmakers, much as British Prime Minister David Cameron did.
The official MENA news agency denies reports that Mohammed Badie, who was arrested by Egyptian authorities earlier this month, has died.
President Obama, speaking from the Rose Garden, said he'd decided to use military force against Syria, but was also seeking congressional authorization for the action.
The government in Shanghai says 26 other people were also hurt in the leak and that six of them are in critical condition.
The man, who was 17 when the crime took place, is one of six accused in a case that has shocked the nation and sparked international outrage.
The former South African president and anti-apartheid leader is still in a Pretoria hospital with a lung infection despite reports that he'd returned home.
The Russian leader says claims made by the U.S. are "nothing more than a provocation" for a military strike on the regime.
Analysts say the case for military intervention in Syria lacks a legal basis, yet the White House argues it might be the right thing to do. While there may not be legal precedent under international law, it wouldn't be the first time the U.S. has taken military action on humanitarian grounds.
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Despite more than two years of fighting that has left 100,000 people dead, President Obama has resisted intervening in Syria. But he appears to have concluded that the use of chemical weapons demands a response, even if it risks drawing the U.S. deeper into the conflict.
John Lewis is a congressman from Georgia, a pillar of the civil rights movement and an author. Add to that resume something slightly less expected — comic book writer. Lewis is getting ready to release March, the new graphic novel of his life.