Week Ahead In Politics06:32

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Complications in Syria are mounting yet again, giving President Obama and U.S. lawmakers cause for concern.

Also, events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington continue this week, after a busy Saturday on the National Mall that renewed focus on contentious topics such as the Trayvon Martin case and voting rights.

And in a callback to last summer's drama, House Speaker John Boehner addresses threats of another possible government shutdown.

NPR's Charlie Mahtesian joins Here & Now to set the stage for the week ahead in politics.


This segment aired on August 26, 2013.

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