Administration Drums Up Congressional Support for Syrian Strike

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_88337264ce.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- While President Obama considers options for responding to a purported chemical weapons attack in Syria, several senior administration officials are conducting a full-court press to drum up support for a military response. They are consulting with key members of Congress to keep them apprised on strings of intelligence as they are being developed and the possibilities that await the president’s approval.

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Biden: 'No Doubt' Syrian Regime Responsible for Chemical Attack

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_417a346880.jpgJessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday there’s “no doubt” that Bashar al-Assad’s regime is responsible for the recent chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians, as the Obama administration weighs its response. “There is no doubt that an essential international norm has been violated. Chemical weapons have been used,” the vice president told the American Legion National Convention in Houston.

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US Considering Air Strikes Against Syrian Targets

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_30dbb2d3c9.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. may be gearing up for military intervention in Syria after accusations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons last week. The Pentagon is reportedly compiling a list of potential targets. Analysts say that the Syrian Army's runways and fighter jets could be hit with American cruise missiles.

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Black Republicans Lament Party’s Forgotten Role in Civil Rights Movement

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_037a7f55a6.jpgTom Williams/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- When Republicans planned a gathering to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, they weren’t initially sure who would show up. With most lawmakers out of town and Washington full of Democratic-leaning activists there to mark the historic week at the Lincoln Memorial, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus acknowledged at the luncheon on Capitol Hill Monday that it was a risk, but they proceeded anyway.

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Obama Issues Medal of Honor to Afghan War Veteran

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_781bc4ecf8.jpgBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Monday bestowed the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, praising his courageous actions during one of the most intense battles in Afghanistan and crediting him with speaking openly about the invisible wounds of war. During an October 2009 ambush on the remote Combat Outpost Keating, Carter risked his life to resupply ammunition to his fellow soldiers and rescue an injured comrade, carrying him to safety through a hailstorm of enemy fire.

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