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September 27th, 2013
07:48 PM ET

Obama's phone call with Iranian president

It was a 15-minute phone call 34 years in the making: Pres. Obama called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, marking the first conversation between the two country's leaders since the Islamic revolution seized power in Iran in 1979. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the details of the call and what issues the two countries may solve diplomatically.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Jim Sciutto
September 18th, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Obama under pressure as shutdown looms

The crisis in Syria, a looming government shutdown, an economic recovery still considered anemic–President Obama has been taking a lot of heat recently. Nine months into his second term, his domestic agenda appears to be in trouble. CNN's Athena Jones reports on the escalating battle between the White House and House Republicans.


Filed under: Athena Jones • Barack Obama • Congress • GOP
September 12th, 2013
07:41 PM ET

Putin's swipe at Obama increases tension

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.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jim Acosta • Syria • Vladimir Putin
September 11th, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Obama slammed by GOP ally on Syria

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.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Bob Corker • Senate • Syria
September 9th, 2013
06:43 PM ET

Wolf's one-on-one with Pres. Obama

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.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Syria • Wolf Blitzer
September 6th, 2013
07:21 PM ET

What happens if Congress says no?

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.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Congress • Syria
September 6th, 2013
10:15 AM ET

Lawmaker explains Syria change of heart

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.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jessica Yellin • Michael Grimm • Syria
September 5th, 2013
06:53 PM ET

Lawmaker explains Syria change of heart

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.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jessica Yellin • Syria
September 5th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

Obama adviser's pitch on Syria

Wolf Blitzer presses Pres. Obama's deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken for answers on Syria.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Military • Syria • White House
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
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