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“I believe we can win this fight,” says Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican who is asking supporters to sign petitions and call Capitol Hill in an effort to block all funding for the Affordable Care Act. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.