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President Barack Obama speaks to media in the Cabinet Room of the White House before a meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria on Sept. 3. The president will address the nation Tuesday night in an effort to turn opinion around. From left are, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, the president, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama: I might lose congressional vote on Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last month.


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