"It's neither his desire nor his intention" to do so, a White House aide said Friday. But the president is remaining mum on the question.
He has cast himself as a defender of the Jewish state, but his anti-interventionist stance puts him at odds with both the Israeli government and leading American Jewish groups.
The group sent out an "URGENT" fundraising message, accusing the president of using foreign intervention to derail the fight against his health-care law.
People keep talking about the 100,000 dead thanks to Bashar al-Assad. Pinning down the exact figure and which side they were on is a tricky business.
The secretary of state said troops could be deployed to Syria if the situation "imploded" -- then quickly walked the statement back.
Obama will need the support of Republican hawks to get a Syria measure passed, and they're already calling for a bigger intervention than punitive strikes.
Congress has formally declared war only 11 times in U.S. history, and authorized the use of military force 11 times.
The movement leader and former congressman said Bashar al-Assad was being set-up to take the fall for an attack by al-Qaeda.
Six ways times have changed.
A guide for freelance writers.
A surprisingly high portion of those who supported the Republican presidential nominee almost never go to the movies.
Veterans of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom remain deeply concerned with racial justice, voting rights, and education.
Regimes retaliate so forcefully when opponents gain support in civil wars that more innocents wind up dead, researchers report.
The White House is making an administrative case to preserve a U.S. interest in a global norm, not a moral case on behalf of the Syrian people.
The 700 Club host falsely asserted that gay men in San Francisco use special rings to give AIDS to unsuspecting people who shake their hands. What year is it?
What an unconstitutional police policy looks like on the ground
A mid-century solution to the lack of African-American representation in Congress looks to be less effective in the years ahead.
Six months after the March on Washington, he discussed the obligations of "the Negro" in an integrated society, non-violence, and having eggs thrown at him in Harlem.
Fifty years ago, photographer Leonard Freed captured the spirit of the protest through the faces in the crowd.
Only a fraction of eligible borrowers are using programs that will let them reduce their monthly student-loan payments. The White House wants to change that.