WHAT WE'RE WATCHING -- September 9, 2013 at 9:01 AM ET
What We're Watching
Welcome to the new Rundown News Blog. Here are some of the stories we're watching this morning:
- Gwen Ifill will interview President Barack Obama on the PBS NewsHour this evening. We will be streaming the live broadcast on our UStream channel at 6 p.m. EDT.
Charlie Rose spoke with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who denied any role in the chemical attack and warned that Syria's allies will retaliate for any U.S. strike. The full interview will air tonight.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough acknowledged that the U.S. lacks evidence that is "beyond a reasonable doubt."
Congress returns from its August recess today. The AP estimates one-third of the Senate and one-half of the House are undecided on Syria.
The Washington Post reported that in 2011 President Obama got a surveillance court to lift some of the restrictions on NSA searches.
Stay with us all day for updates on these stories and more from around the globe.