Obama to Urge Action on Syria

KCRW will presents live coverage of President Obama's address urging Congress to authorize military action in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. There are a lot of moving parts, with Russia this morning offering a diplomatic solution (give the weapons over to the international community) and the UN saying Syria needs to be punished if in fact chemical weapons were used.

The US Senate debated a resolution authorizing Obama to act last week. It now goes to the full Senate for a vote. The House of Representatives returns today and will debate a resolution in the coming days.