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War Authorization

GOP Vows To Stop Obama, Except On War

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

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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 deba...

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 woul...

Jennifer Bendery

House Rejects Democrats' Efforts To Authorize War Against Islamic State | 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

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

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Rand Paul Forces Last-Minute Debate On War Authorization | 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 ...

Congress Waits On Obama For Vote On Islamic State War Authorization

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is open to limits on the duration of its military efforts in Iraq and Syria and on the potential use of g...

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Calm Settles On Washington As U.S. Bombs Syria | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday night marked the beginning of another U.S. war in the Middle East -- one with no specified time frame, no estimated price tag, li...

Disputes Over Spending, War Dog Lame-Duck Congress

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated ...

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Congress Ashamed Of Congress For Tending To Elections Before War Authorization Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is ashamed of itself for tending to elections before having a war authorization vote. But they'll do it anyway. A bipartisan...

Stay Out of Syria's Inferno: Americans Want Peace, Not Another War

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress. Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration. And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.

Michael McAuliff

House Blocks Bid To Defund Endless War | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives blocked an attempt Wednesday to end funding under the 2001 law that granted the White House authority to fi...

Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

New legislation would effectively signal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can decide not just whether to enter Israel into war with Iran, but whether the United States enters such a war.

Senate Dems Reluctant To De-Authorize Iraq War

The Hill | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The five-year anniversary of the congressional resolution to authorize the Iraq war is less than three weeks away, and prospects for legislation by Se...