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Five Things Cartoonists Want You to Know About War in Syria

Five Things Cartoonists Want You to Know About War in Syria
As Obama and Congress debate whether the U.S. should punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for using sarin gas in his chemical attack on about 1,500 Syrian civilians, the nation's top political cartoonists want you to keep these five things in mind about a potential conflict with Syria:
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Right-Wing's Latest Scoop: Obama Sending Secret Muslim Foot Signals

Right-Wing's Latest Scoop: Obama Sending Secret Muslim Foot Signals
In her column, “Obama Sending Muslim Subtle Message?,” Andrea Shea King claims that a photo of Obama with his foot on the Resolute desk of the Oval Office is actually “a wordless message of support to the Muslim Brotherhood, Arab street and Islamic community in general.”
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Senate Panel Votes to Authorize Force in Syria

Senate Panel Votes to Authorize Force in Syria
A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. The resolution would permit Obama to order a limited military mission against Syria, as long as it doesn't exceed 90 days and involves no American troops on the ground for combat operations.
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OPINION: The US Will Regret Intervention in Syria

OPINION: The US Will Regret Intervention in Syria
The predictable debate over U.S. intervention in Syria is well underway and sadly under-thought. From the tragic humanitarian reasons to those of national security, many of the reasons for a military strike against the Assad regime are undercut by both history and international law. Here's why the U.S. will regret involvement in the Middle East's deadliest civil war.
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Ahead of 2014 Races, Voters Worried Congress Too Focused on Syria and Not Jobs

Ahead of 2014 Races, Voters Worried Congress Too Focused on Syria and Not Jobs
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor had intended to use an appearance at a Labor Day picnic to tout his record on worker's rights issues such as the minimum wage as he faces a 14-month battle to keep his seat in Arkansas. But as the two-term Democratic senator moved from table to table at a fairgrounds hall, he also quizzed constituents about whether Congress should authorize military action against Syria.
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Andrew DeMillo
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Lines in the Syrian Sand or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Foolish Pride

Lines in the Syrian Sand or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Foolish Pride
It's always surprising when politicians use ultimatums to pain themselves in a corner, but while most of the country's recent examples revolve around no new taxes, President Obama's painted corner is made up of red lines and the potential for yet another war in the Middle East. Pride is a sinful thing, but it may be unavoidable — no matter how altruistic the motives to protect the Syrian people from its own government may be.
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Chemical Weapons Experts Not Sold on US Claim in Syria

Chemical Weapons Experts Not Sold on US Claim in Syria
There is still a major lack of solid evidence showing that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, chemical weapons experts warned on Friday, saying "they’ve yet to see the telltale signs of a sarin gas attack." The White House claimed Thursday that they have evidence of chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government, including the use of sarin, but has not yet published their evidence.
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UN Confirms Death Toll in Syria Nearing 93,000, Including 6,500 Children

UN Confirms Death Toll in Syria Nearing 93,000, Including 6,500 Children
Syria's spiraling violence has resulted in the confirmed killings of nearly 93,000 people but the real number is likely to be far higher, the United Nations' human rights office said Thursday. The new death toll released in Geneva points to the seemingly unstoppable carnage that has engulfed Syria for more than two years.
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Could Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Force Obama's Hand?

Could Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Force Obama's Hand?
Israel rushed to beef up its rocket defenses on its northern border Sunday to shield against possible retaliation after carrying out two airstrikes in Syria over 48 hours — an unprecedented escalation of Israeli involvement in the Syrian civil war.
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Americans Overwhelmingly Say 'No' to US Military Intervention in Syria

Americans Overwhelmingly Say 'No' to US Military Intervention in Syria
Despite a recent clamor within Washington policy circles and troublesome commentary in the US media regarding further military intervention in Syria's ongoing civil war, a new survey of US opinion shows little appetite for another war of choice in a region far from home.
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