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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2013

‘I Always Reserve The Right’ To Act, Obama Says Of Syria

By Mark Memmott

Though he says he did not ask Congress to authorize the use of force against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime "as a symbolic gesture," President Obama repeated Wednesday that "I always reserve the right and responsibility to act on behalf of America's national security."


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2013

Foreign Relations Committee Comes To Agreement On Syria

By Eyder Peralta

A few hours after finishing up a hearing on the Obama administration's proposed military intervention in Syria, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came to a bipartisan agreement that would allow President Obama to use force against Syria, but would also give him a time limit.








WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 29, 2013

Davis, Harold Want More Information About Possible Syria Strike

By Sean Powers

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and Erika Harold (R-Urbana)

Washington is considering a possible military strike against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons. Illinois’ 13th district congressman and his Republican Primary challenger both say President Obama still needs to make his case for military action.


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