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Congress: A Senate vote on the Ryan budget

Harry Reid says there will be a Senate vote on the Paul Ryan budget.

“According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, Americans are now split on Boehner. Thirty-four percent hold a favorable view of the Speaker, while another 34 percent view him unfavorably. That's down from Boehner's high of 42 percent favorable, measured in mid-January,” The Hill writes.

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John “Kerry, a leading proponent of the Obama administration’s controversial attempt to improve relations with Syria, has publicly warned Assad not to kill his own people. But Kerry has not called for him to step down, as he did with embattled leaders in Egypt and Libya,” the Boston Globe reports, adding, “Now, as the Obama administration condemns Assad for the brutal attacks on his citizens and prepares sanctions against his regime, its diplomatic overtures and Kerry’s role are coming under increasing scrutiny. ‘While he went there to have dinner with Assad, people were being tortured,’ said Elliott Abrams, who was a senior adviser to President George W. Bush.”