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Watch Live: President Obama Addresses the Nation on Syria

Facing an uphill fight in Congress to secure authorization for a military intervention in Syria, President Obama goes before the nation tonight to present his case for punitive strikes against the Assad regime. But with a Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapon stocks, Obama now faces an increasingly treacherous path forward. On one side, a Congress deeply skeptical of another American military adventure waits to see how the president will present his case for war; on the other, Russia and Syria plot to stymie Obama. 

Set to begin at 9:01:30 p.m. EST, watch the speech live here to see how Obama tries to thread that needle.

 

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Watch Live: John Kerry Discusses Syria with Nicholas Kristof

Secretary of State John Kerry is discussing a possible U.S. intervention in Syria with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and journalist Lara Setrakian this afternoon. With diplomatic wrangling over Syria's chemical weapons now coming to a head, today marks a key moment in the showdown with Damascus. Watch the Google+ Hangout live below.