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According to multiple voices in the DC press, the idea of the U.S. bombing Syrian government forces is "back on the table" this week. You can urge your Senators and Representative to insist that Congress debate and vote to approve or reject an authorization for the use of military force before any U.S. military action against the Syrian government.
Lawmakers voted against publicly releasing informative, taxpayer-funded reports.
A handful of lawmakers vowed to try and make Congress vote on whether or not the United States should be at war in the Middle East, and accused their colleagues of cowardice in ducking that vote.
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) beat Democrat Suzanne Patrick in Tuesday's midterm election. Rigell, who represents Virginia's
“To be honest with you, we've had more calls from Rigell's office than from voters,” she said. HUFFPOST READERS: Did you
Every time the president -- this president or any president -- is allowed to "cut corners" on the Constitutional question of Congressional war powers, it sets a bad precedent for the future, eroding a key Constitutional, democratic speed bump against unnecessary wars of choice.
In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire. When dawn broke Friday morning, little was left of the boat.
Don't the American people have a right to know what is going on with such a significant decision, particularly in light of the fact that the American people and Congress decisively rejected direct U.S. military intervention in the Syrian civil war?
Obamacare may limit individual liberty, or it could catalyze a dynamic labor market unencumbered by employee dependence on employer-based insurance. We'll see reality play out in the years to come. That debate is not, however, germane to today's stalemate.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-2) voted against H.J.RES. 59 because it fails to replace the sequester
What should you do if you're the first person on the scene in an emergency? Try to stabilize the situation and call for help. Try to keep everyone alive until help arrives. The War Powers Resolution helps us keep everyone alive until help arrives.
Why does this matter? It matters because if President Obama were to strike Syria without Congressional authorization, he would violate the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. But it also matters because debate surfaces key information.
Jim Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a statement on Wednesday raising questions
We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?
It was a busy week in Washington, since all the congresscritters were eager to get out of town for their not-so-well-earned five weeks of vacation. It'll take awhile for the dust to settle, so let's take a look at some of what's been happening while it does.