US Senator John McCain has admitted playing a game on his iPhone during a Senate hearing in which Secretary of State laid out the case for intervention in Syria.
McCain sent the following tweet after a photograph purporting to show him playing poker was widely circulated on social media.
Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!
Obama made a personal appeal to the international community to unite in military action against 'barbarism' in Syria.
President Obama has received the support of prominent Republicans as he tries to gain backing for military action in Syria.
President Obama and his team are engaged in frenzied lobbying as lawmakers prepare to vote on a possible military strike in Syria.