Syria

Politics
1:24 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Portman: U.S. must "move and move quickly" to stop ISIS

Sen. Rob Portman
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Rob Portman said today the Obama administration must move quickly to stop ISIS, the extremist group in Syria which beheaded a second American journalist Tuesday.

In an interview with WVXU, the junior senator from Ohio the situation is much worse because the U.S. did not keep more non-combat forces on the ground when it left Iraq during President Obama's first term.

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Live Stream
12:15 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Live Anchored Coverage of President Obama's Address

September 10, 2013 at 9pm

NPR will offer live anchored coverage of President Obama’s address to the nation tonight.  It is expected that he will make his case for military action against Syria.

Local News
12:03 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Portman opposes use of military force in Syria

Official Portrait

Ohio's junior senator, Rob Portman of Terrace Park, took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning to say he would not vote to authorize the Obama administration's proposed use of military force against Syria.

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