US President Barack Obama will still make the case that Congress should authorise military force in Syria during a speech tonight, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
Mr Carney told MSNBC that the White House is talking to leaders and members of Congress about timetables for a vote, but that congressional authorisation will take time.
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