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Senators Introduce Libya Resolution Authorizing U.S. Involvement

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two top senators are pushing a resolution authorizing a limited role for the U.S. military in Libya. Foreign Relations Committee...

Resisting Temptation Over Libya

Ernest Istook | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

It's tempting to cut off funds immediately for President Obama's ill-conceived Libya offensive. But it's not the right course. For the sake of our allies, Congress needs to be patient in using the power of the purse to correct Obama's misadventure.

Louis Farrakhan: 'That's A Murderer In The White House'

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Louis Farrakhan, speaking at the American Clergy Leadership Conference on May 28, lambasted President Barack Obama over the wars in Iraq and Afghanist...

Glenn Greenwald: Obama's Lawyers Are Worse Than Bush's

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama overruled top lawyers from the Justice Department and the Pentagon and decided he has the legal authority to continue the air w...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner Threatens Obama On Libya Ahead Of Golf Match | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- House Speaker John Boehner is spending Saturday golfing with President Barack Obama in a highly publicized show of bipartisan camarade...

Jennifer Bendery

Kucinich Forcing Vote To Cut Off Libya Funding | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) announced Friday that he plans to offer an amendment to the upcoming Defense spending bill to cut off fund...

Amanda Terkel

White House Steps Into Progressive Lion's Den | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer found himself in the often uncomfortable position of defending President Obama'...

Boehner Threatens To Cut Off Funding For Libya Mission

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats on Thursday derided President Barack Obama's claim that U.S. air attacks against Libya do not constitute ...

Obama Report On Libya Not Ending Anger From Lawmakers

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats on Thursday derided President Barack Obama's claim that U.S. air attacks against Libya do not constitute ...

Jennifer Bendery

White House to Congress: We Don't Need Your Authorization On Libya | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House finally made its case to Congress on why it doesn't need lawmakers' approval to forge ahead with military operations in ...

White House Defends Legality Of Libya Mission

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defying congressional criticism, the White House insisted Wednesday that President Barack Obama has the authority to continue U.S. ...

Michael Calderone

Associated Press Updates Definition Of Libyan Conflict: Now 'Civil War' | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- As Congress increases pressure on the White House to define the legal grounds for U.S. military involvement in Libya, one of the country...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama In 2007: Congress Should Stand Up To White House On War Powers Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama spoke passionately in 2007 about the need for Congress to challenge the Bush administration over violating the ...

Boehner Warns Obama On Violating War Powers Act With Libya Mission

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to explain the legal grounds for the continued U.S. military inv...

Senate Unveils Tough Libya Resolution Pressuring Obama Over Military Involvement

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A resolution before the Senate pressures President Barack Obama to seek congressional consent for continued U.S. military involvement in...

White House To Give Congress Detailed Libya Objectives

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House now says it will respond to detailed questions on the U.S. mission in Libya within a two-week deadline set by the H...

House To Vote On U.S. Role In Libya

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House harshly scolded President Barack Obama on Friday for launching U.S. military forces against Libya without congressional a...

Elise Foley

Boehner Asks Obama To Make The Case For Libya, Afghanistan | Elise Foley | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is partially to blame for growing discontent among members of Congress over wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, ...

House Scraps Vote On Libya Resolution

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday called off a vote on a proposal directing President Barack Obama to remove U.S. armed forc...

Kucinich Calls the Question on Libya War Powers

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The decisions by the Administration to go to war in Libya without Congressional authorization, and then to continue U.S. military involvement past the 60 day limit of the War Powers Resolution, if not challenged by Congress, will set a dangerous precedent.

Why the War in Libya is Wrong

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

Fifty percent of all aircrafts used to attack Libya come from the U.S.. War from the air is still war. And whether the UN and NATO support our intervention is irrelevant -- the President still needs to follow our Constitution. And Congress must end this war.

Senate Dems, Republicans Agree To Libya Resolution

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed Monday on a resolution backing limited U.S. involvement in the NATO-led military campai...

Obama's Middle East: Rhetoric And Reality

The New York Review of Books | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

Being president of the world has sometimes seemed a job more agreeable to Barack Obama than being president of the United States. The Cairo speech of ...

Marcus Baram

Are The Libyan Airstrikes Illegal? | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

For critics of the Obama administration's decision to bypass Congress before taking military action in Libya, Friday is judgment day. May 20 is the...

Marcus Baram

CHART: Obama's Middle East Speeches Compared | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Since President Obama's much-praised speech at Cairo University in June 2009, a lot has changed in the Middle East. Thursday's highly a...