| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Short on support at home and allies abroad, President Barack Obama unexpectedly stepped back from a missile attack against Syria on Saturday and instead asked Congress to support a strike punishing Bashar Assad's regime for the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:48 AM
UPDATED: With violence escalating in Egypt, Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators now say the federal government should suspend aid to the country.
News broke Tuesday that the Obama administration had quietly suspended most military aid to the Egyptian...
| Sep 8, 2013
President Barack Obama surprised many by deciding to turn to Congress for approval before he fires missiles at Syria. His decision makes sense. When proposing a military action that almost nobody wants to wage, it is best to find others to share the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry still has a long way to go in his intensive quest for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But his diligent and persuasive pursuit of it suggests that his uneven career search for a legacy of his own may finally have found its proper...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Could there be a better way to punish Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons than a "limited and tailored" military strike, as President Barack Obama and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at his urging, would have it?
It's such a bad plan that not...
| Sep 10, 2013
WASHINGTON — Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant.
History and human experience tell us that neither is possible, yet we seem bent on believing it. Or, should I say, deceiving ourselves.
President Obama's call to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If I truly believed Syria's Bashar Assad used Sarin gas to kill his people, I'd be outraged ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). However, after watching much of Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, I'm troubled by the overuse of the term,...