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Here's The Real Reason Mitch McConnell Is Proposing Unlimited War Powers For Obama

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The guy who's been saying for months that he doesn't want to deal with declaring war on the self-described Islamic State surprised ever...

Mitch McConnell Ready To Give President Unlimited War Powers

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

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Old Laws, New Enemy -- The AUMF Debate and The War on Terrorism

Khalil Dewan | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Khalil Dewan

As the U.S. tries to pen down a draft AUMF law to take on the Islamic State group and those it classifies as its affiliates, it's clear that armed groups in Syria and Iraq are observing any alliances made with the U.S.

Sorry President Obama, Congress Won't Help You This Year on Foreign Policy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

To Democrats, President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address in front of a national audience was quintessential Obama. But to Republicans, Obama's speech was the "same old, same old."

Nancy Pelosi And Paul Ryan Finally Agree On Something!

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) don't have much in common -- he's a conservative budget ne...

Paul Ryan Has Plans For A New War Authorization

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

Speaker Paul Ryan has shown House lawmakers that he can change the little things. He oversaw a minor shakeup to the group of Republicans that el...

Congress Just Voted To Fund The War Against ISIS. Did They Authorize It, Too?

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has avoided authorizing the war against the self-described Islamic State for nearly a year and a half, but it had no problem v...

Republican Leaders Divided Over Declaring War On ISIS

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that it would be good for U.S. foreign policy if Congress voted to authorize the war agai...

Why Won't Congress Declare War On ISIS?

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

If authorizing war against ISIS were easy, Congress would have already done it. If lawmakers weren't so afraid of the vote, the House and Senate migh...

Friday Talking Points -- Not Funny Anymore

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.

The Slow Drip Of Support For An ISIS War Vote Continues

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders are still ignoring calls for a war authorization vote. But the slow trickle of support for a vote continued Thurs...

Obama Pleads Again For Congress To Authorize His ISIS War

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...