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Vice President Joe Biden, right, and President Barack Obama arrive to make a statement about the ongoing situation in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Vice President Joe Biden, right, and President Barack Obama arrive to make a statement about the ongoing situation in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)

The Obama administration will be lobbying Congress this week for approval of its plan to carry out a strike against the Syrian government.

Over the weekend, the administration presented classified intelligence to members of Congress, and Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on five morning talk shows emphasizing evidence that the neurotoxin sarin gas was used by the Syrian government.

NPR's Ron Elving joins us to preview what could be an uphill battle to convince Congress to approve the strikes.

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This segment aired on September 2, 2013.

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