President Obama met with more than a dozen lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the White House on Tuesday to press his case for a military strike in Syria. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The four lawmakers who were, but weren't, there at the time. (We put the oval around them to make them easier to see.) Rep. Nancy Pelosi's Facebook page hide caption

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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi smiles while speaking to the media. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama waves after signing the Affordable Care Act at the White House on March 23, 2010. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to the media at the Union League Club following an earlier meeting with Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Dec. 5 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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