Just as the White House was set to announce that Syria had crossed a "red line," Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor to step all over the message. Chris Hayes talks to Democratic Senator Chris Murphy from Connecitcut, who pushed back against McCain.
President Obama’s administration confirmed the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday and pledged to increase support to the Syrian opposition fighters, including limited small arms, in a move some lawmakers are criticizing as “too little, too late.” Full story
Brooking Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon and Salon.com’s Joan Walsh debate whether President Obama has made the right decision to arm Syria’s rebels – now that he believes Assad has used chemical weapons – and whether that inevitably means American “boots on the ground”.
After publicly declaring Syrian president Bashar al Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people, senior officials say the U.S. will now provide direct lethal aid to opposition forces. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.
Chris Hayes, MSNBC host and author of "Twilight of the Elites," talks with Rachel Maddow about the domestic politics of U.S. intervention in the civil war in Syria, with the American public widely opposed to involvement but perpetual hawks like Senator John McCain goading the administration to war.
Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and MSNBC host, talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news that the U.S. government believes the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against rebels in Syria, and is therefore considering intervening in that civil war, with pressure f
After verifying the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, President Obama has decided to ramp up the U.S.’s role in the conflict. NBC News’ Kristen Welker provides details on how the U.S will provide additional support, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., offe
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters as he departs following the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA)
US Republican Representative from Arizona Rick Renzi, gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Sunday, April 1, 2007. A Republican congressional delegation led by Sen. John McCain on Sunday blasted Democratic efforts to impose a deadline for wit
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., flanked by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, speaks about immigration reform legislation as outlined by the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight" that would create a path for the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants to apply for
U.S. Senator John McCain walks after the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea May 25, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed