Authorization for the Use of Military Force
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to explain what the constitutional rationale for President Trump’s Syria strikes, or whether the standard was of concern.
Democratic frustration with the Republican's inability to keep our country safe is not a political talking point -- it is about real policy that affects real people. The number one job of our country's most representative elected body is to legislate in order to keep the American people safe. And in this regard, on both domestic and foreign policy, House Republicans have failed miserably.
It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.
Lawmakers became almost immediately divided on the issue along party lines. With the exception of a few congressional hearings
But even Corker said it doesn't make much sense for Congress to duke it out over passing a new AUMF if it's a one-party document
During the last two years of a president's second term pundits begin discussing his "legacy." How will historians judge Barack Obama?
"Unfortunately, I am skeptical that Congress will find the will to overcome our internal divisions, both between parties
In a Wednesday letter to Boehner, 20 Democrats and Republicans said they have a constitutional responsibility to thoroughly
We know that military means alone will not achieve our goals of peace and security in the Middle East. In addition to passing the AUMF, the Congress should take the far-sighted step of passing the Women, Peace and Security Act at the same time.
"By leaving in place the 2001 AUMF, Congress could be authorizing a state of perpetual war and giving this President and