Another day of meetings at the United Nations today after what may be a breakthrough on Syria's chemical weapons. It looks like the five permanent members of the U.N. security council have agreed on a resolution to inventory, seize and destroy Syria's chemical weapons. It's in response to Syria's murder of some 1400 civilians using gas. There is *not* however, apparently any mention of military retaliation if Syria doesn't comply. Eric Shawn reporting.
1100EDT--Secretary Kerry participates in a meeting of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
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1245EDT--Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Lots of drama with Iran's new president to talk about today as well. He's denying a CNN report that acknowledges the holocaust. He's also not committing to firm negotiations over their nuke program. He also refused a direct meeting with President Obama. So much for the supposed détente.
It's looking increasingly likely a government shutdown is coming. The Senate is set today to approve legislation to avoid a government shutdown after Ted Cruz's dramatic 21 hour speech. Despite that, it's fate in the House is hard to predict and the clock is ticking. The government is expected to run out of money around Tuesday.
Republicans in the House suggest they'd fund the government in exchange for a delay in Obamacare.. which is set to rollout it's exchanges in just three days. WH and Dems say that's a non-starter. Exciting times.
0930EDT -- Convenes and resumes consideration of H.J.Res.59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution.vote on CR scheduled for 1230.
0900EDT -- Meets at 0900 for legislative business.1230EDT -- Vote on CR scheduled.
Grisly new details of what happened once terrorists took over the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Stories of torture and horrific murder of hostages. Investigators have reportedly found a vehicle the terrorists used in commission of the crime. There are reports that another 71 may be dead. The public death toll is 67 so far. The FBI is on scene. Conor Powell and Catherine Herridge reporting.
1130EDT -- The President will welcome Prime Minister Singh of India to the White House for a bilateral meeting. TAPE POOL SPRAY
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