Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s Power To Make War

President Obama hoped to repeal the Bush-era authorization declaring war on al Qaeda—instead he’s expanded it without bound Future historians will ask why George W. Bush sought and received express congressional authorization for his wars (against al Qaeda and Iraq) and his successor did not. They will puzzle over how Barack Obama the prudent war-powers constitutionalist transformed into a matchless […]

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Rand Paul Calls Obama’s ISIS Plan ‘Unconstitutional’

But he does support the intervention Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) agreed with President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat the threat of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday night, but criticized Obama’s methods as unconstitutional. “It doesn’t in any way represent what our Constitution dictates nor what our founding fathers intended,” Paul, a likely 2016 presidential contender said on […]

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Obama to Congress: I Have the Power to Strike ISIS in Syria

President Obama laid out his ISIS strategy to top congressional leaders President Barack Obama told top congressional leaders Tuesday that he has the executive authority to attack Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria but would welcome congressional support for his strategy, ahead of a national address Wednesday night during which he’s expected to announce more details of that strategy than […]

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Republicans Can’t Stop Talking About Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Republicans may have found an answer to the Democratic “War on Women” battle cry in the most unexpected place: The women’s health section of your local pharmacy. GOP candidates across the country are calling for birth control pills to be available over-the-counter without a prescription, elevating a once obscure conservative proposal to reduce women’s dependence on health insurance programs. Four […]

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Presidents Clinton and Bush Unveil New Leadership Program

Anyone can apply for the six-month training program Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush unveiled a new leadership training program in Washington today. Clinton said the initiative will encourage Americans to “have vigorous debate, serious disagreements, knock-down, drag-out fights, and somehow come to ultimately a resolution that enables the country to keep moving forward.” “We want people from […]

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Obama to Delay Immigration Action Until After Midterms

Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said. The move is certain to infuriate immigration advocates while offering relief to some vulnerable Democrats in tough Senate re-election contests. Two White House officials said Obama concluded that […]

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U.S. Strikes in Iraq Against Jihadists, Moving West Toward Syria

It looks increasingly like the U.S. will start attacking targets there The U.S. military took a unilateral giant step toward bombing targets inside Syria over the weekend as it swung its crosshairs west and began bombing Islamic militants in the western Iraq province that borders Bashar al-Assad’s war-ravaged country. President Obama said Sunday he will detail his plans for destroying […]

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