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Obama seeks backing for Syria strike

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The White House battled Monday for congressional authorization to bomb Syria, as two top Republicans warned that a "no" vote after President Barack Obama had threatened action would be catastrophic. 

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House last Friday, when he announced he intends to seek approval from the US Congress for making war.

Hawkish senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham emerged from an hour of talks with Obama suggesting that the White House could be mulling a wider military campaign in Syria than first thought, along with more robust support for the opposition.

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