Topic: War Powers Resolution
Military strike, Syria as the target, should be reviewed first by members of Congress, they argue. More than 100 members of the House – both Democrats and Republicans – sent President Obama a letter to this effect.
The Secretary of Defense insisted, however, that diplomacy was the best option.
In a confusing pair of votes, US House said Friday it won't stop paying for the US intervention in Libya, but it won’t vote to support it, either.
06/24/2011 05:22 pm
Congress raised few objections to presidential use of force in Afghanistan and Iraq, but the way President Obama has carried out the Libya mission has rankled both Democrats and Republicans.
06/22/2011 10:19 pm
While elements of the House fume about how President Obama has handled the Libya mission, the Senate is taking a longer view, which could help Obama.
06/21/2011 09:57 pm
The House could break with tradition this week and vote to stop funding for the US mission in Libya. But that would not be the last word.
06/20/2011 08:43 pm
The real question is 'have more lives been saved than lost?'
06/20/2011 06:07 pm
Obama says US military intervention in Libya does not require consent from Congress. Many lawmakers and pundits say otherwise. The rub is over the definition of 'hostilities.'
06/18/2011 06:03 pm
Responding to a House resolution, the White House cited 'important US interests' in claiming authority for the 'constrained' military operations in Libya. Critics said their concerns were not satisfied.
06/15/2011 11:12 pm
A measure sponsored by Democrat Dennis Kucinich may give Republican lawmakers a way to express their growing dissatisfaction with Obama's military actions in Libya – but without criticizing the actions of US forces.
06/02/2011 04:43 pm