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Cartoon: Presidential speech impediments

Cartoon: Presidential speech impediments

The 2001 AUMF is already old enough to serve in the endless wars it’s enabled, and soon it’ll be old enough to drink.
McClintock: Timing Makes Pelosi's Iran Resolution 'Not Only Unconstitutional, but Disgraceful'

McClintock: Timing Makes Pelosi's Iran Resolution 'Not Only Unconstitutional, but Disgraceful'

McClintock: the resolution "deliberately undermin[es] the position of the United States Government and the armed forces WE sent to Iraq – at a perilous moment."
Team Trump's Secret Iran Briefing Was so Bad These GOP Senators Are Turning on the President

Team Trump's Secret Iran Briefing Was so Bad These GOP Senators Are Turning on the President

GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah called called it “insulting and demeaning” after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ducked questions on Iran.
Former Obama Aide: Iran Strike 'Insane Way To Conduct American Foreign Policy'

Former Obama Aide: Iran Strike 'Insane Way To Conduct American Foreign Policy'

Ben Rhodes’ comments, made on AM Joy this morning, were prefaced by a 2015 clip of Trump displaying Palin-esque ignorance of Soleimani, Iran and the Middle East. It would have been hilarious if it
A reminder from the bad old days: The 9/11 war authority is still in effect for Trump to use in Iran

A reminder from the bad old days: The 9/11 war authority is still in effect for Trump to use in Iran

In June, the Democratic-led House of Representatives finally repealed the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which passed nearly unanimously three weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in
Yang on Potential Iran Escalation: 'I Would Repeal the AUMF,' 'Restore Congress' Historical Power' on Military Use

Yang on Potential Iran Escalation: 'I Would Repeal the AUMF,' 'Restore Congress' Historical Power' on Military Use

Friday, during an appearance on MSNBC's "The Beat," 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang reacted to the successful killing of Qasem Soleimani by the U.S. military a day earlier.
Two-thirds of veterans say the Iraq war wasn’t worth fighting

Two-thirds of veterans say the Iraq war wasn’t worth fighting

18 years later, the country is still divided by the US response to 9/11.
House passes $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill rejecting Trump budget—and war—plans

House passes $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill rejecting Trump budget—and war—plans

By a 226-203 vote, the House of Representatives this afternoon passed an omnibus appropriations bill that ignores Trump's demands for steep cuts to or the outright elimination of many federal

White House Pushes Iran-Al Qaeda Ties as Possible Pretext for Invasion

"There is no doubt there is a connection," Pompeo told lawmakers.
SCOTUS to Gitmo detainees: You’re not going anywhere — yet

SCOTUS to Gitmo detainees: You’re not going anywhere — yet

Breyer: It's "past time" to reconsider Gitmo detainees. The post SCOTUS to Gitmo detainees: You’re not going anywhere — yet appeared first on Hot Air.
AOC’s “interesting” take on the war in Afghanistan

AOC’s “interesting” take on the war in Afghanistan

So how would you have handled it? The post AOC’s “interesting” take on the war in Afghanistan appeared first on Hot Air.
Senator Dick Durbin: 'Autocrats Have Trump Enthralled'

Senator Dick Durbin: 'Autocrats Have Trump Enthralled'

Senator Dick Durbin is yet another Democrat who is visibly shaken by General James Mattis' departure as Secretary of Defense, as he explained on Meet the Press Sunday. "I was one of many senators who
The proposed AUMF would allow for a ‘permanent state of warfare’

The proposed AUMF would allow for a ‘permanent state of warfare’

Lawmakers are considering new guidelines on the Authorization for Military Force (AUMF), the 17-year-old law cutting all kinds of legal justification for actions taken in the name of the “war on
WH on Corker AUMF: Don’t call us, we’ll call you

WH on Corker AUMF: Don’t call us, we’ll call you

Hot Potato. The post WH on Corker AUMF: Don’t call us, we’ll call you appeared first on Hot Air.
Why has the West attacked Syria?

Why has the West attacked Syria?

The US, UK, and France have launched a barrage of 105 cruise missiles against the Syrian state, designed to target an alleged chemical-weapons program used…
Time for a new war powers resolution?

Time for a new war powers resolution?

Since we may be attacking someone again, you know... The post Time for a new war powers resolution? appeared first on Hot Air.
White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries

White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries

“It is important to remember that terrorism is a tactic, and we’ve been devising a strategy to counteract a tactic, while failing to address many of the reasons why the tactic is used in the first
Six immortal superweapons the Democrats made for the president, which Trump gets to wield

Six immortal superweapons the Democrats made for the president, which Trump gets to wield

Through the Obama years and even into the Trump administration, Democrats have voted a range of powers for the president that gives him almost unlimited authority, out of a combination of the foolish

Nobody can stop Trump from launching nukes — and it’s freaking senators out

Donald Trump could launch a nuclear weapon, and no one — not Congress, not the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, not the secretary of defense — could stop him. That unchecked presidential
Trump administration opposes congressional vote over the ‘war on terror’

Trump administration opposes congressional vote over the ‘war on terror’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis both argued on Monday that wars against extremism abroad do not require a congressional vote, despite considerable bipartisan