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Tense diplomatic relations between Russia and the U.S., including some personal attacks by Pres. Vladimir Putin, appear to complicate the Syria crisis further. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the latest in the negotiations.
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has been a strong Republican ally of the White House. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been supportive of the president's plan to strike Syria– until now. He tells CNN's Dana Bash that Pres. Obama is "not comfortable" being commander-in-chief.
Wolf Blitzer talks to Pres. Barack Obama in a one-on-one interview on Syria and the possible U.S. strike on Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Friday morning, White House deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken told NPR, "The President, of course, has the authority to act, but it's neither his desire nor intention to use that authority absent Congress backing him." The president struck a different tone at a press conference later that morning, backtracking and saying, "It would be a mistake for me to jump the gun and speculate because right now I'm working to get as much support as possible out of Congress."
The comments shook up Washington and left many wondering what the president's plans really are and whether he would strike on Syria even without Congressional support. CNN's Jessica Yellin interviews Mr. Blinken and pushes him to clarify the administration's position.
Guest anchor Jessica Yellin interviews New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm and asks him to explain why he's no longer supporting President Obama's plan in Syria. Watch the full interview here.
Guest anchor Jessica Yellin interviews New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm and asks him to explain why he's no longer supporting President Obama's plan in Syria.
Wolf Blitzer presses Pres. Obama's deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken for answers on Syria.
"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.
CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the kerfuffle over the placement of a presidential foot.
CNN's new co-hosts of Crossfire, Stephanie Cutter and S.E. Cupp, debate whether or not the U.S. should intervene in Syria after Wolf Blitzer asks them to rate the Obama administration's handling of the Syrian crisis.