President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

Guest host Frank Sesno and panelists discuss U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Russia on chemical weapons in Syria and the looming budget crisis. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

On Saturday, the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement to seize and destroy the estimated 1,000 tons of chemical weapons held in Syria. Supporters of a U.S. military strike, pushed for by President Barack Obama, said the agreement would never have been struck without the threat of force. Still, some critics charge that Obama's hand has been less than steady with regard to the conflict in Syria, and they question his ability to navigate through domestic battles, including upcoming budget and debt limit deadlines. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

Guests

James Thurber

professor and director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University; author of "Obama in Office: The First Two Years."

Byron York

chief political correspondent, The Washington Examiner; author of "The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of the Democrats' Desperate Fight to Reclaim Power."

Katrina vanden Heuvel

editor and publisher, The Nation; author of "The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama."

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