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Obama War Powers Act

Time to Consider a War Surtax

Martin Long | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Martin Long

With a few days left before Congress considers President Obama's request to authorize a "limited and narrow" response against the Syrian regime, it's an appropriate time to reflect upon the factors involved in choosing to deploy military forces.

A Proposal: War Powers Act Should be Amended to Cover Drones, Libya-Style Wars

Tom Hayden | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Congress should update and amend the existing War Powers Act (WPA), passed in 1973 over Richard Nixon's veto, to cover future American military operations relying on drones instead of ground forces.

Senate Takes Up Libya Resolution

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leaders abandoned plans for a test vote Tuesday on authorizing the U.S. military operation against Libya as Repub...

Top Obama Lawyer Defends Legality Of Libya Operation

Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The State Department's top lawyer on Tuesday defended the legality of the U.S. military involvement in Libya as some lawmakers acc...

House Rejects Bill To Cut Off Funds For Libya Operation

Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

The House voted Friday to reject a bill which would have cut off funds for U.S. military attacks in Libya. The bill would have barred funds for Lib...

House Rejects Bill Authorizing Libya Mission, Resolution To Cut Off Funding

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Challenging presidential power, a defiant U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Friday to deny President Barack Obama the authority to wa...

House Set To Rebuke Obama's Libya Policy, Move To Cut Off Funding

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Challenging presidential power, a defiant U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Friday to deny President Barack Obama the authority to wa...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Leaders To Push Bill, Not Resolution, After Members Demand Tougher Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders will bring a bill to the floor as soon as Friday to defund U.S. military operations in Libya, a much stronger c...

Jennifer Bendery

McCain, Kerry Offer Measure Backing U.S. Role In Libya For Another Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) knocked leaders of his own party Tuesday for lining up votes to defund U.S. military operations in Libya and ...

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...

Should a Future President Michele Bachmann Be Free to Bomb Mexico?

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

American presidents care very much about being able to wage war without asking permission. And they do just that with great regularity to the dismay of much the rest of the world.

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...

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 ...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...