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Lawmakers Will Try Again To Make Congress Care About Authorizing War

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A frustrated group of House lawmakers is taking another crack at forcing Congress to debate a war it has already spent billions of dolla...

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 every...

Mitch McConnell Ready To Give President Unlimited War Powers

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) caught nearly everybody off guard late Wednesday by quietly clearing the path for new leg...

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 ner...

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 elects c...

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 vo...

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 again...

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 might...

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 Thursd...

Obama Pleads Again For Congress To Authorize His ISIS War

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Sunday once again called on Congress to vote to authorize the war against the self-described Islamic State. "F...

GOP Vows To Stop Obama, Except On War

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders vowed Tuesday to do all they can to restrain President Barack Obama and his “go-it-alone” approach to gov...

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 debat...

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 would...

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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...

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House Lawmakers To Force Debate On Withdrawing U.S. Troops From Iraq And Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a surprise move, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to force a debate on whether U.S. troops should wit...

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House Committee Votes To Remind Congress Its Job Is To Authorize Wars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ten months into the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State, Congress still has neither debated it nor voted to authorize it. But on T...

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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...

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After 9 Months Of Bombing, Tim Kaine Reminds Congress It Still Hasn't Authorized ISIS War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) will head to the Senate floor Thursday to point out that it's been nine months since the U.S. began bombing Iraq ...

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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...

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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...

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White House: Draft War Authorization Language Heading To Congress 'Soon'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House signaled again Wednesday that it plans to send draft language to Congress for a new Authorization for the Use of Militar...

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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...

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Bob Corker Ready To Give Another Push To ISIS War Authorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been five months since the U.S. began bombing Iraq and Syria in the war against the Islamic State, or ISIS. It's also been five ...

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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...

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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...