Congressman And War Vet Argues Against Syria Strike
September 4, 2013
Melissa Block talks with Rep. Chris Gibson about his opposition to the President's call for military intervention in Syria. The Republican represents New York's 19th district, which includes the Catskills and Hudson Valley. He's also a retired Army colonel and combat veteran. On Facebook, he said he believes intervention would make the situation in Syria worse and make the U.S. responsible for the conflict.
The GOP-led Congress President Obama will have to deal with for the last two years of his presidency is a stark contrast to the Democratic-led one he came in with. Does that mean Obama will change his approach to dealing with Capitol Hill?
As part of a series on hashtag activism in 2014, Audie Cornish speaks with Obiageli Ezekwesili of the Open Society Foundation. Ezekwesili was one of the early promoters of the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, about schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria in April.
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