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War Powers Act

Iraq War III: Ask Congress First

Joel Richard Paul | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Joel Richard Paul

Even if the advisers do not accompany Iraqi forces into the field, their mere presence in Iraq in U.S. uniforms under the present situation makes them targets for attack. Why else are they arriving armed and ready to defend themselves?

Syria's Second 'Red Line': 30 Years of Red Lines

Connor Ryan | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Connor Ryan

The president and the West argue that the Assad regime has crossed a 'Red Line' concerning the use of chemical weapons in warfare. This is not Syria's first 'Red Line.' Further, what is a 'Red Line'?

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.

Beyond Left and Right on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just voted to approve a resolution to attack Syria on a vote of 10-7. But the breakdown of the voting reveals that this was in no way a party-line vote.

Red Lines & Deadlines: Syria (Seriously)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Sorting through the options. (Hint: There aren't any good ones.) ...

War Powers and the Use of Force in Syria

D. Robert Worley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

If President Obama follows the practice of post-WWII presidents, he may use military force without consultation or authorization from Congress.

While Cameron Defers to Parliament, Obama Locks Into Warfare State of Mind

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The British Parliament's rejection of an attack on Syria is a direct contrast -- and implicit challenge -- to the political war system of the United States. Now all eyes turn to Congress, where the bar has suddenly been raised.

Senate Committee Passes Key Spending Bill

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House would need an OK from Congress to use military force in Syria under a defense spending bill in the Senate. The bill cle...

Michael McAuliff

Boston, Syria, Congo Part Of 'Disturbing' Claim About War Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The war authorization that Congress passed after 9/11 will be needed for at least 10 to 20 more years, and can be used to put the United...

Why We've Learned Nothing From Watergate

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

The country needs and wants strong presidents, but the Constitution and law exist to limit abuse of power -- a standard that must continue to apply to our chief executives.

The Export of Weapons: Past, Present and Future

Renee Parsons | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

As our current leaders, implacable and disconnected, continue on the path of militarism and war, they fail to recognize that peace is not simply a fervent ideal; it is the only path to survival.

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.

What Happened to the War Powers Act?

Renee Parsons | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

Confirmation Sunday evening that US armed forces are engaged militarily without prior congressional approval requires some Member of Congress, any Member of Congress, to demand an immediate full-scale congressional inquiry.

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Corker: White House's 'Cute Arguments' No Excuse For Bypassing Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a resolution backing President Barack Obama on Libya, despite Re...

Senate Panel Votes To Give Obama Limited Authority To Continue Libya Mission

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a victory for President Barack Obama, a Senate panel voted Tuesday to approve U.S. participation in the military campaign agains...

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...

Bachmann Divorces the Constitution

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Congresswoman Bachmann's ill-informed divorce from the Constitution disqualifies her as a presidential candidate. Nothing is as dangerous as constitutional ignorance in action.

Both Sides Now: Economy vs. Obama? GOP Goldwaterized? Afghan Porridge Right?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgHilary Rosen and Kellyanne Conway disagree about how heavy the economic albatross will be politically and whether the GOP fringe will taint its nominee. Did President 'Aiken' just declare victory and come home?

Friday Talking Points [170] -- Newt Loses Two, Huntsman Gains An "H"

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Huntsman... whoops, took that from their own campaign materials, sorry... let's start over... Jon Huntsman announced he was running for president, to a giant collective yawn outside the Beltway.

Tea Party Splits On Contentious Issues

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House's tea party caucus split on a major foreign policy vote Friday – whether to cut off money for air attacks in Libya ...

Jennifer Bendery

Progressive Democrats In Disarray Over Whether To Back War Operations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In some of the most bizarre votes seen yet in this Congress, House lawmakers from both parties banded together Friday to rebuke Presiden...

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...

War In Libya

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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