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Obama’s full-court press on Syria: Confidence or desperation?

White House Chief-of-Staff Denis McDonough speaks on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday. McDonough said that a “common-sense test” dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a U.S…  …

Watch live: Obama names McDonough as new chief of staff

President Barack Obama introduces Denis McDonough, formerly deputy national security adviser, as the new White House chief of staff. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 25. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Photo: Dennis McDonough (Flickr user U.S.-Islamic World Forum)…