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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, following a meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. Boehner said he will support President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama has bipartisan support for Syria strike

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By BRADLEY KLAPPER and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's call for a military strike in Syria won significant momentum Tuesday, with leaders of both parties in Congress announcing they are convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people and that the United States should respond.

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