The United States will not support all of the rebels in the Syrian civil war, and the U.S. will not become directly involved in the war, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during an exclusive interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday. Kerry said that the intervention proposed by the White House would prop up the moderate opposition and harm Basher al-Assad. read more
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a limited action in Syria on Wednesday, bringing the US one step closer to military intervention. But not everyone is persuaded that America should get involved: a recent NBC poll showed 50% of Americans do not believe we should intervene. In an MSNBC exclusive, Secretary of State John Kerry sits down with Chris Hayes to make the case to the American people.
"If we don’t do this, Assad will have a message that he can use these weapons with impunity," Kerry warned. read more
Watch All In with Chris Hayes Thursday night for a very special exclusive interview with Secretary of State John Kerry. Hayes will speak with Secretary Kerry about the situation in Syria as Congress considers authorizing the use of force against the Syrian regime. read more
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Now that the president has gone to Congress for authorization of a military strike in Syria, members of both houses can no longer get away with "asking questions" and second guessing: they have to declare where they stand and vote on it.
So here's where I stand: I don't think we should send missiles into Syria. If I was in Congress I'd vote against it and I think it's a grave mistake that will make a bad situation worse. read more
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, facing his toughest election battle in memory, is determined to win the support of female voters. But in order to do that, he'll have to get creative with his record, and hope no one notices the difference.
McConnell, up for re-election next year, is facing threats from both the right and left. If he successfully fights off a Tea Party primary challenge, which is not at all assured, he will face Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes. The Grimes camp sees an opening hitting the Senate's top Republican for his embrace of anti-woman policies. read more