We now have a Congress so anxious to avoid tough votes that it is ducking any decision on whether to go to war in Iraq and Syria, and a president who is grabbing unprecedented power to take the country to war all on his own.
Today Congress will vote on the McKeon Amendment, a piece of legislation most Americans haven't heard of. But the consequences of the vote today are grave: funding Syrian "rebels" will precipitate a new and wider war in the Middle East.
To those who would slam Obama for bowing to public pressure on Syria, it's worth remembering that when George W. Bush was in the White House, public opinion didn't count for squat.
"That experience has made all of us question intensely the intelligence we've been provided this time," she said. "As a member
Speaking to reporters immediately after the meeting, Baldwin did not hint at her decision on military action, simply saying
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who has supported the use of military force in Syria, emerged from the meeting confident that a
While Eason feels lawmakers are being responsive to their constituents hesitance to take military action in Syria, he thinks
The president "made it very clear that he will act if he must," Reid said. "That's the message he gave us." WASHINGTON -- Senate
"I believe it will all work out," she added. "I hope it will be around the Russian initiative." "It doesn't take the wind
"This debate has been made more difficult because even those of us who truly want to support the commander-in-chief have