White House Intensifies Efforts to Win Support for Syria Strikes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_5747ffa370.jpgPhoto by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The White House intensified its efforts on Sunday to make the case for why limited strikes against Syria are necessary, with President Obama trying to persuade Congress and overcome a forceful tide of public opinion against launching a new military campaign in the Middle East.

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Former State Dept. Official: Stevens' Death 'Saddest Moment' of Career

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_f0accc669a.jpgPhoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- In an exclusive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya Gregory Hicks recalled being told of the death of then U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in Benghazi last year, characterizing it as the “saddest moment” in his career. Hicks was informed of his death by Libya’s prime minister.

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Obama to Speak with Anchors on Five Major Networks and PBS Monday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_465e3d89ac.jpgPhoto by Sergey Guneev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama plans to sit down with the anchors of the five major U.S. news networks and PBS on Monday in separate one-on-one interviews. The on-air appearances coincide with a heavy fall agenda for the president and Congress. Most lawmakers return to Washington from their summer recess on that day.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks About Officiating Gay Marriage

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_e182b64bf8.jpgGetty Images/Hulton Archive(WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a speaking engagement on Friday at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia where she spoke about the nation's high court as well as her experience officiating a gay wedding. Asked about her role in the wedding, Ginsburg said, "Who counted among we the people when our constitution was new, well not very many people."

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President Obama to Speak Tuesday to Rally Support for Action in Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_fbf8f40b4b.jpg (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama said that America need to respond to the situation in Syria in a call for action during his weekly address and will attempt to round up new-found support during a public address on Tuesday. Just back from the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Obama referred to the chemical attack in Syria about three weeks ago as a matter of national security, saying "This was not only a direct attack on human dignity, it is a serious threat to our national security."

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