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5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is More Qualified to Be Commander in Chief Than Hillary Clinton

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

America has already witnessed Hillary Clinton as Senator and Secretary of State; few can name any major foreign policy accomplishments. We can, however, name mistakes. Bernie Sanders is far more qualified to be president than Clinton or Trump, especially since he's foreshadowed the consequences of perpetual wars, and doesn't focus only upon the need to destroy our enemies.

Congressman Doubts Effectiveness Of 'Just Bombing Everybody'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Like most members of Congress, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) isn't sure the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State group, also known as ...

Republicans Should Pass an AUMF or Stop Complaining

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans are currently in a frenzy over Syria. But for all their noise, I notice there is not a single voice crying out to actually change anything in the most concrete way they have at their disposal.

Lindsey Graham Backs Obama's Call For War Powers Against ISIS

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push for Congress to assert its constitutional powers for war got a hawkish backer on Wednesday, as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) pr...

Paul Ryan: Paris Attack Was 'Act Of War'

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used the strongest rhetoric possible to denounce the Paris terrorist attacks Tuesday, calling them "an act of war," ...

GOP Vows To Stop Obama, Except On War

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

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It Turns Out Democrats And Freedom Caucus Members Agree On Something: War Authorization

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unusual coalition of House Democrats and Republicans on Friday urged Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to schedule a war authorization deba...

Obama's Foreign Policy Promises Then and Now

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House announced on Friday that a small number of U.S. troops are heading into northern Syria to assist local ground troops in ...

Democrats Are Oddly Quiet On Obama's Decision To Keep Waging War

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Friday that he's keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan past 2016, breaking a campaign promise to end the ...

House Democrat Calls For War Authorization Against Iran

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings on Thursday became the latest Democrat to split with President Barack Obama over Iran, stating that he woul...

Jennifer Bendery

House Debates War Authorization For 2 Hours -- Then Votes Against Dealing With It | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers determined to have a war authorization debate chalked up a win on Wednesday: they forced the House of Representatives to spend...

Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016 | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...

Jennifer Bendery

House Rejects Democrats' Efforts To Authorize War Against Islamic State | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats forced the House to take votes Thursday on authorizing the war against the Islamic State group, making it the first time the H...

Jennifer Bendery

At Last, Senators Give Bipartisan Push To War Authorization Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has demonstrated for months that it has no appetite for taking a tough vote on authorizing the war against the Islamic State gr...

Jennifer Bendery

House Lawmakers To Force Debate On Withdrawing U.S. Troops From Iraq And Syria | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a surprise move, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to force a debate on whether U.S. troops should wit...

Jennifer Bendery

House Committee Votes To Remind Congress Its Job Is To Authorize Wars | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ten months into the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State, Congress still has neither debated it nor voted to authorize it. But on T...

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

Jennifer Bendery

House Votes To Keep Funding A War It Hasn't Debated, Authorized Or Even Voted On | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed legislation Friday that clears the path for spending tens of billions of dollars on overseas wars, including the one ag...

Jessica Schulberg

AUMF Should Include Authority To Strike Assad, Says Senate Foreign Relations Chairman | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the heels of a skillfully crafted, bipartisan negotiation that facilitated the passage of an Iran nuclear oversight bill out of the S...

State Department Official: 'It's Going To Take Years' To Defeat The Islamic State

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics

A State Department official helping lead a coalition against the Islamic State said Sunday it would be several years until the group was defeated. ...

Jennifer Bendery

After 9 Months Of Bombing, Tim Kaine Reminds Congress It Still Hasn't Authorized ISIS War | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) will head to the Senate floor Thursday to point out that it's been nine months since the U.S. began bombing Iraq ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Leader Says He's Looking For A 'Path Forward' On Obama's Request To Authorize War Against ISIS | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters on Tuesday he is committed to starting talks with his co...

Jessica Schulberg

Lawmakers Tell Colleagues To Stop 'Shirking' Their Duty To Declare War Against ISIS | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the congressional gridlock over the Iranian nuclear program temporarily assuaged, foreign policy-oriented lawmakers are shifting th...

Jessica Schulberg

How A Man Who Got His Start In Construction Became The Most Powerful Foreign Policy Voice In Congress | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week witnessed one of the most piqued foreign policy showdowns between the executive and legislative branch during the Obama presid...

Laura Barron-Lopez

White House: Congress Has Priorities 'Backwards' On War Powers Request | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

The White House chided Congress on Monday for having its priorities “backwards," citing the legislative branch's desire to expand President Barack O...