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September 4th, 2013
08:21 PM ET

Mitch McConnell's silence on Syria

Sen. Mitch McConnell is the only Congressional leader who has not spoken out in support of Pres. Obama's strikes on Syria. Is it because he faces a Tea Party challenger in the primary ahead of his 2014 re-election campaign? CNN's John King takes a look at the senator's strategy.


Filed under: John King • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Rand Paul • Senate • Syria
September 4th, 2013
08:12 PM ET

Putin: Russia could support strike on Syria

Russia says that it could support a strike on Syria if given the support of the United Nations Security Council and undeniable proof that the al-Assad regime used chemical weapons. CNN's Phil Black reports.


Filed under: Phil Black • Russia • Syria • Vladimir Putin
September 4th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Can Pres. Obama win international support?

"I didn't set a red line," Pres. Obama said in Sweden on Wednesday as he travels to the G-20 in Russia. "The world set a red line." CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the president's stop in the Scandinavian country as he makes the case for international military action in Syria.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jim Acosta • Military • Syria
September 4th, 2013
07:56 PM ET

Who are the "good guys" and "bad guys" in Syria?

This week, many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are challenging the Obama administration's support for the rebels in Syria, questioning their ties to al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups. CNN's Tom Foreman and military analyst Lt. Col. Rick Francona break down the many rival factions within the Syrian opposition and their different goals.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Rick Francona • Syria • Tom Foreman
September 4th, 2013
07:45 PM ET

Assad: From dinner partner to "thug"

Our Brian Todd explains how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's relationship with the West, especially Secretary of State John Kerry, has changed in the last few years.


Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Brian Todd • John Kerry • Syria