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Confusing Presentation Fails To Explain Critical Event

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

After weeks of requests and political back and forth, the Obama administration on Thursday shared with Congress video evidence, debriefings, and photo...

Jennifer Bendery

House Appropriations Chairman 'Open' To Cutting Off Libya Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee says he won't bow to requests by conservative lawmakers to cut off U.S. aid to Libya ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Unlikely To Sink Money Into Rebuilding Libya, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when the country couldn't be more fixated on cutting spending, a revolution taking place thousands of miles away is presenting...

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 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...

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. ...

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...

Marcus Baram

Are The Libyan Airstrikes Illegal?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Libya Triggers War Powers Act Deadline This Friday

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

The War Powers Act, created after Vietnam to ensure checks and balances during wartime situations, limits the president's ability to commit armed forces to conditions that are not present in the case of Libya.

Amanda Terkel

House Lawmakers Draft Legislation To Defund Libya Operations

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are discussing several mechanisms to cut off funding for U.S. military operations in Libya, arguing that since Presi...

Congress Must Debate the Libya War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Congressional debate is a key means of compelling the administration to clearly state its case and its objectives, to be honest and transparent about the potential cost of its proposed policies, and to limit its actions to its stated objectives.