. >>> congressional republicans fighting from funding from plant parenthood. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell calling it an exercise in futility. they have to try even threatening to shut down the deposit. president obama has promised to veto any defunding measure ahead. they have enough votes in the senate to filibuster an attempt. >>> with the white house, will the white house work with russian president vladmir putin to end the war if viria? president obama facing a very big decision here. we are live after the break. need to hire fast? go to ziprecruiter.com and post your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards with a single click. then simply select the best candidates from one easy to review list. and now you can use zip recruiter for free. go to ziprecruiter.com. >> zwae minutes past the hour. welcome back to a special edition of "early start." syrian president basharal assad blameing the crisis on the u.s. and turkey. they say the west is supplying isis and supporteding terrorism in his country. this as russia steps up deployment. russia assisting say saudi.