Friday, September 06, 2013

Obama to address nation Tuesday about Syria

Taking his case to the people of the United States, President Barack Obama will address the nation Tuesday night to make his case for a military strike on Syria.

The Hill reported on Friday:
The president announced his intention during a press conference Friday at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he warned that "the Assad regime's brazen use of chemical weapons isn't just a Syrian tragedy."
Obama's decision to address the country from the Oval Office underscores concerns that the administration is losing ground in its bid to secure congressional approval for a vote.

According to The Hill's Whip List, 100 House members are now "no" votes or are leaning against military authorization.

Seventy-two of them are Republicans and 28 are Democrats. Only 31 House members — 10 Republicans and 21 Democrats — are "yes" votes or are "leaning yes."
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