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White House: Syria Chemical Attack Requires Response

by Wochit 1:01 mins

White House: Syria Chemical Attack Requires Response

by Wochit 1:01 mins

The White House is making a legal argument for undertaking a military response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, but says any action taken against the Syrian regime is not intended to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the United States and 188 other nations are signatories to a chemical weapons convention opposing the use of such weapons. President Barack Obama will likely have to contend with Democratic defections and bring some Republicans on board to support Lawrence Summers if he chooses the controversial pick over Janet Yellin for the Fed Chair. Many lawmakers were unhappy with the unprecedented measures the Fed took to prop up the financial system during the 2007-2009 credit crisis. That sentiment could work against either candidate.

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