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Larson Sets Town Hall Meeting On Syria Attack

Sep 2, 2013
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Connecticut U.S. Representative John Larson will spend Labor Day hearing from constituents on whether Congress should authorize President Barack Obama to launch a military strike on Syria.

Larson has scheduled a community forum at West Hartford Town Hall today.

He said he will update residents and invite those who attend to express their opinions and ask questions.

Larson, a Democrat, said in a news release on Saturday that he commends Obama for seeking congressional authorization to punish Syria's Assad regime for an alleged chemical attack on its own people.

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President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.

But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force.

He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and a vote as soon as Congress comes back in September.

Obama says he has the authority to act on his own, but believes it is important for the country to have a debate.

8/30/13 - Panel

Aug 30, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Ray Graf and Editor of The Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Syria
France & Britain
NFL Concussion Settlement

  Military action in Syria could mean a new chapter in the Middle East.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there are no good options for the U.S.

8/29/13 - Panel

Aug 29, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria Impasse
Echoes of Iraq
MLK Anniversary
Fort Hood Sentence
Rent Vs. Buy

8/28/13 - Panel

Aug 28, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria
Syria Stock Slump
NYT Attack
March on Washington Anniversary

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 8/27/13 : Syria

Aug 27, 2013

As U.N. weapons inspectors investigate the fallout of alleged chemical attacks in Syria last week, the U.S. and its allies are debating whether to take military action against the Syrian government under President Bashar Assad.

8/27/13 - Panel

Aug 27, 2013

  WAMC’s Alan Chartock, the Hunger Action Network’s Mark Dunlea and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria
Kerry on Syria
Debt Ceiling
Farm Bill

The turmoil in Egypt has brought horrific violence and few good options for the U.S. WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, about where the Arab Spring protests have led.

    The Middle East is in a precarious state.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he opposes military intervention in Syria.

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