CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) The delay in the Senate vote due to the talk about a deal with Syria, the administration briefing with members of Congress, the likelihood the Congressional vote for military authorization would fail if held now discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and John King, "New York Times" columnist Charles Blow and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about Syria, Russia, chemical weapons and a Congressional vote. [KING - says the Russians said they would explore the idea about chemical weapons with the Syrians; comments on the status of the Congressional vote, the bizarre background to what Kerry said about chemical weapons.] [GERGEN - calls the administration handling of this matter as "awful" with a lack of consistency and a clear message, criticizes this "unsavory" offer from Russia and Syria; suggests we are getting hurt strategically on the world stage.] [FLEISCHER - questions Obama's actions about Syria: it was a bluff.] [BLOW - says the president has dialed it back today.]
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