Let Me Start: Pressure mounts on Obama

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By Hardball staff
Credit: NBC News
Credit: NBC News

The pressure is mounting on President Obama to take action on Syria. Lawmakers in both parties are calling for stronger action after intelligence concluded that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, something that President Obama himself said would be a game-changer. Republicans including Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham warn of the dangers of inaction, while Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Keith Ellison called for a stronger humanitarian response.

Meanwhile, Israel says it’s not urging U.S. action on Syria.

President Obama’s foreign policy approval rating is slipping as he confronts international crises.

President Obama is filling out his cabinet by naming Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx to be transportation secretary.

Politico writes about how African-American politicians have been stymied in the Obama era.

Tomorrow is primary day for the Massachusetts Senate special election. U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey are facing off on the Democratic side, while the GOP is fielding lesser known candidates.

Finally, here are President Obama’s five best lines from the White House Correspondents Dinner, courtesy of Politico.

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Let Me Start: Pressure mounts on Obama

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