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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...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Calls For 'Honoring' Troops By Funding A War Congress Won't Vote On

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's Memorial Day weekend, and congressional Republicans are using their weekly video address to the nation to call for "honoring our co...

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner Wants Obama To 'Start Over' On ISIS War Authorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hasn't taken any action to authorize the ongoing war against Islamic State militants. But on Tuesday...

Senate Democrats Say That They Have Serious Concerns About Obama War Authorization

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats made clear on Wednesday they have serious concerns about President Barack Obama's war authoriza...

Jennifer Bendery

John Kerry: If Congress Can't Pass A Bipartisan AUMF, They 'Absolutely' Shouldn't Pass One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Wednesday that if they can't pass President Barack Obama's war authorization request with a...

Jennifer Bendery

Coalition Urges Congress To Rein In Sweeping 2001 War Authorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress turns its attention to President Barack Obama's request to use military force against the Islamic State, more than a dozen g...

Jennifer Bendery

Lawmakers In Both Parties Press John Boehner For Full War Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to schedule a full debate on the president's request for a...

Ben Carson Calls For No Rules In War

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

Dr. Ben Carson, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said Monday that the U.S. military needs minimal oversight in order to be successful in i...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Democratic Rep: Congress Shouldn't Give Obama A 'Blank Check' On War

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

Congress should act to pass an authorization to use military force against the Islamic State, but should also be wary of granting the president a "bla...

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: Obama Asks Congress If It's Okay That He Started Fighting ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

So, that happened: This week, America's ongoing battle with the Islamic State reached a new stage, specifically that stage where the president finally...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Introduce Bill To Repeal Sweeping 2001 War Authorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic senators unveiled legislation Friday night to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, a sweeping 9/11-er...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Wanted To Stop Endless Wars. He'll Leave Office Waging One.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made waves this week by sending a proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force to Congress for its considerat...

Ali Watkins

Top Intelligence Official Suggests Obama May Be Waging Illegal War Against Islamic State

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Obama administration's key intelligence leaders told lawmakers Thursday that he didn't think the U.S. offensive against the I...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Says His Plan To Fight ISIS Strikes 'Necessary Balance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said the war authorization proposal he unveiled Wednesday strikes the "necessary balance," giving him the flexibi...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Sends Congress Draft War Authorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday formally asked Congress for new war authority to fight Islamic State militants. Obama's request c...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Ask Congress For New War Authorization With Limited Ground Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to ask Congress as soon as Wednesday for new authority to fight Islamic State militants, including th...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat Introduces ISIS War Authorization Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jennifer Bendery

ISIS War Authorization Language Could Come In 'A Few Weeks,' Says Bob Corker

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Tuesday that he expects the White House to send war authorization language to Congress in the coming week...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Committee Votes To Authorize War Against ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to pass new war authorization legislation for the fight against Islamic State mili...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Coons Readies Bill To Offset Costs Of War Against Islamic State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of a Senate committee vote to authorize military force against Islamic State militants, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is readying an a...

Jennifer Bendery

Senators To John Kerry: We're Moving Forward On War Authorization Without You

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry came to the Senate on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUM...

Jennifer Bendery

Rand Paul Forces Last-Minute Debate On War Authorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A surprise move by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is driving action on an issue that many in Congress, and the White House, were hoping to punt ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama, Congress Ready To Leave Washington Without Any Debate On War Authorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers race to get out of Washington next week for the holidays, they're sending a clear message that the role of Congress in auth...

Obama To Seek New War Powers From Congress To Fight ISIS

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would work with Congress on new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and expressed...

A Narrow Mission in Syria Demands Narrow Language in AUMF Drafting

Ben Zweifach | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

We can be sure of two things in this country: first, mission creep is as much of a national pastime as apple pie; and second, White House lawyers can find authorization to bomb a Middle Eastern country in the Magna Carta when they put their minds to it.