War Powers Resolution

  • June 24, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week’s top political news, including the breakdown in bipartisan budget and deficit talks, the House’s rebuke of President Obama over war powers and the Libya mission, and the president’s new troop withdrawal timetable for the Afghan war. Continue reading

  • June 16, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, at a senior center in Brooklyn, Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner said he would resign from Congress, marking the end of a three-week scandal over online relations with several women. Also, President Obama drew more fire from Congress for saying he does not need its approval for the U.S. role in Libya. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2011  

    The Obama administration said Wednesday that the U.S. is not engaged in sustained fighting in Libya and has no troops on the ground, so there’s no need for congressional approval. Jeffrey Brown discusses the War Powers Resolution legal wrangling with American University’s Jamin Raskin and The New York Times’ Charlie Savage. Continue reading