President Obama, who won office in part with the promise of ending wars, now faces a historic rebuke of his call for "limited" military action in Syria to punish the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people. But that's not all. The Senate and Congress are back from the August recess facing so much unfinished business that veteran members call it "amazing." There are just nine working days until a possible government shutdown and a debt default that threatens the global economy. There's a chance that Obamacare will become a distraction and that immigration reform may be put off until the next President is in office. Is what's becoming America's most unpopular institution up to the job?
A Major Moment on Capitol Hill
- Molly Ball - National political correspondent for TIME Magazine - @mollyesque
- Karen Tumulty - columnist and deputy opinion editor, Washington Post - @ktumulty
- Ed Kilgore - political columnist at New York Magazine, and former Democratic strategist - @ed_kilgore
- John Feehery - Feehery Group - @JohnFeehery