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September 02, 2013


Did Obama Miscalculate?

"The stakes of the Syria vote couldn't be higher for President Obama: If Congress doesn't back him up, his already troubled second term would be dealt another blow in the twin arenas of domestic and foreign politics," Politico reports.

"That's why some Republicans and Democrats think the president risked too much in asking Congress to authorize strikes on Syria that Obama believes are within his power to order unilaterally. And it's why the White House is going into overdrive this week to try to sway a skeptical Congress into the war column."

Said one senior House Democrat: "This could be the biggest miscalculation of his presidency."

Wonk Wire: Obama seeking overly broad mandate on Syria.












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