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Caroline Kennedy appeared to be well on her way Thursday to become the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan, after members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee showered her with praise and said she is well-suited for the job.
President Obama defended his tentative deal with Russia to confiscate Syria's chemical weapons as critics Sunday accused the president of caving to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Seeking to rally support for military action against Syria, President Obama's new ambassador to the U.N. said Friday that the administration has "exhausted the alternatives" and that Americans should agree that there are "lines in this world that should not be crossed and limits on murderous behavior that must be enforced."
This week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry came before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make his case for war with Syria — a war that a majority of Americans don't want, the administration still can't clearly justify and for which Mr. Kerry himself made a very poor case.
Senators on Wednesday tried to write a tight resolution authorizing President Obama to strike Syria under very specific circumstances, but analysts and lawmakers said the language still has plenty of holes the White House could use to expand military action well beyond what Congress appears to intend.
Sen. John McCain was busted by a newspaper photographer playing poker on his iPhone during a Senate hearing on Tuesday with Secretary of State John Kerry on Syria, and the potential for America to launch military strikes against President Bashar Assad’s regime.
Senators wrote a war plan Wednesday for retaliatory military strikes against Syria, narrowly winning committee approval for a bipartisan blueprint that would grant President Obama authority to bomb the Assad regime's chemical weapons facilities.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution Wednesday granting President Obama limited authority to conduct military strikes on Syria, after nearly an hour of wrestling over the details of war planning and trying to make sure the conflict doesn't spiral out of control.
Sen. Marco Rubio said that because of U.S. inaction in Syria for the past two years, a desired scenario where President Bashar Assad is toppled and replaced with a stable government "may no longer be possible."