Congress is getting ready to return to Capitol Hill from summer break, and members have a big decision to make when they get back. President Barack Obama is asking Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria in response to reported chemical weapons attacks on civilians in the country.

Congressman Michael McCaul is among Washington lawmakers who are skeptical of getting involved in the conflict. In Thursday’s Capital Tonight, we sat down with the Homeland Security Committee Chairman to talk about his concerns.


The San Antonio City Council gave the go-ahead to a controversial anti-discrimination measure. The ordinance will expand the city’s current policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status.

The city hall was packed with equal-rights activists who cheered the 8-3 vote, but the new ordinance has received backlash from some of Texas’ top Republicans.


The repercussions continue after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s drunk driving arrest. Now, a grand jury will decide her fate and that of Gov. Rick Perry. Political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi joined us to weigh in on where things go from here.