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Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat Introduces ISIS War Authorization Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State militants -- a step aimed...

Obama Should Send John Boehner a "Thank You" Card

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

In making his off-the-cuff statement to the Times on Thursday morning, Speaker Boehner has given the administration several more months before making that decision.

What the 'Do Nothing Congress' Is Doing on ISIL

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

It's one small piece of good news that some lawmakers, three Republicans and one Democrat, are trying to make sure that the people's representatives are expressing their Article I powers to the fullest extent possible.

Clock Ticks On Authority For Guantanamo Detention

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A persistent knock came from inside the heavy, locked cell door. A young U.S. Army guard strode over and lea...

Iran Diplomacy Through the Prism of the Syria Debate

Joel Rubin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

There are three strategic themes present in the current Washington debate about Syria that are relevant to Iran policy. First, it's always darkest before the dawn when it comes to diplomacy. Second, presidents must push for results and see what their team can deliver. And third, Congress can't be counted on, but it can't be ignored either.

Joshua Hersh

What Rand Paul Could Target Next | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director, he knew...