USS Nimitz Carrier Moves Into Red Sea, But No Orders for Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_fe678a044d.jpgJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- In another "just in case" move by a Navy ship, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz has moved into the Red Sea, but it has not been given orders to be part of the planning for a limited U.S. military strike on Syria, U.S. officials told ABC News. A U.S. official confirmed that the Nimitz joined four other ships in the Red Sea.

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John McCain on Syria: 'A Weak Response is as Bad as Doing Nothing'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_c7ff5f5c20.jpgJulia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Some members of Congress do not think a military strike on Syria goes far enough in stopping Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad from using chemical weapons again. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., met with President Obama at the White House Monday afternoon to discuss the possibility of Congress approving military intervention in Syria.

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Obama to Seek Congressional Approval for Military Action in Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f6c42bc3bf.jpgBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama hopes to get support from Congress to take military action against the regime of Bashar al-Assad for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. "I have decided the U.S. should take military action against Syrian regime targets," Obama said in a press conference from the White House Rose Garden Saturday afternoon.

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Seeking Approval, White House Briefs Congress on Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_5d6fa3c5ec.jpgEl KEBIR LAMRANI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is keeping up its push for military action in Syria Saturday in separate conference calls to the Senate’s democratic and republican caucuses. The unclassified calls come a day before the House of Representatives will receive a classified, in-person briefing on Capitol Hill Sunday.

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Justice Ginsburg Officiating Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_17374d22d7.jpgAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is officiating the wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts on Saturday. She is the first Supreme Court judge to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony, the Washington Post reports.

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