Why One Obama Loyalist Is Breaking with the President on Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_a54f1b9b38.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is one of President Obama’s biggest champions in Congress and even served as a national co-chairman of Obama’s first presidential campaign.  But the strong Obama loyalist is poised to break step with the president in his call for congressional approval for military action against Syria.

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Democratic Congresswoman Speaks Out Against Syria Military Strike

GETTY_91013_Tulsi Gabbard.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1378802297524Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama's efforts to win congressional support for a resolution to hit Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons got a lot tougher Monday when a Democratic congresswoman from his birth state said she wouldn't sign on to the plan. Tulsi Gabbard, who was elected to the House last November, knows something about war having served tours in both Iraq and Kuwait with the Hawaii National Guard.

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Bob Filner in Trouble Again

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_c3b94029db.jpgBill Wechter/Getty Images (SAN DIEGO) -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner just can't stay out of the headlines. Filner previously said he did not sexually harass upwards of 20 women but agreed last month to step down "for the part that I have played for putting the city through a difficult time." While the California Attorney General's office has launched a criminal investigation into Filner's alleged activities, now comes word that Filner might have used the San Diego treasury as his personal piggy bank.

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White House Responds to Rep. Kinzinger's Offer to Help with Syria Vote

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_a44e6e9812.jpgABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a vocal supporter of President Obama’s push for Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria, said Sunday on This Week that he had reached out to the White House and offered to help build support but did not hear back from the administration last week.

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Sen. Cruz Believes Obama Requires Congressional Approval to Strike Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_1ce85cc7fd.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Contradicting President Obama’s assertion, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said this morning on This Week that the president does not have the authority to order a military strike on Syria without Congressional approval. “I don’t think he has the authority,” Cruz told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

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