President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress he wants a “prompt” vote authorizing military action against Syria, saying a united front will strengthen the U.S. hand in confronting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A new congressional committee, working against a deadline for a budget agreement, most likely will turn to limited spending cuts and revenue increases while doing little to slow long-term growth of the nation’s debt.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney closed his first general-election bus tour of Ohio with U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a native of the state, at his side, the two Republicans showing a united front in a pivotal state.
Kurdish groups from Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria are planning to meet as early as next month for a congress to forge a united political stance amid rising regional instability, an Iraqi Kurdish official said.
House Republicans lack a clear plan for their next move in the budget impasse that could lead to a government shutdown Oct. 1, as the Senate is set to pass a short-term spending bill and challenge the House to act.
President Barack Obama and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron showed a united front on finishing the war in Afghanistan and pressing for change in Iran and Syria, seeking to consolidate international support before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in May.