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September 6, 2013
How big will Obama lose on Syria resolution in the House?
As of now, the whip count according to WaPo is 103 House members publicly opposed to military action with another 102 leaning that way. Only 24 members have expressed support for the resolution. Fifty four Democrats have either come out in opposition to the resolution or are leaning in that direction. This has the makings of an old fashioned hide beating. The president has cancelled a fundraising trip to Hollywood next week in order to stay in DC and lobby the House. But unless there is an epic turnaround, Obama is likely to see the House give an historic rejection of his call for war against Syria. Politico: If the House voted today on a resolution to attack Syria, President Barack Obama would lose -- and lose big. That's the private assessment of House Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides who are closely involved in the process. If the Senate passes a use-of-force resolution next week -- which is no sure thing -- the current dynamics suggest that the House would...(Read Full Post)