Dennis Kucinich’s War Powers Act vote to end US involvement in the war in Libya, known as House Concurrent Resolution 51, will get a vote in the House tomorrow.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday May 31, 2011 1:25 pm|
|By: David Dayen Saturday May 21, 2011 1:00 pm|
The President sent a letter to Congress today asking for a resolution of support of US military action in Libya. The letter came on the sixtieth day after the launch of the mission. The War Powers Act allows a President to engage in military action for 60 days without the express authorization of Congress, but only if the enemy represents an imminent threat to the United States, which Libya does not. The White House has used the War Powers Act as a basis for their actions in Libya.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 11, 2011 5:26 pm|
Republicans are doing more than offering their opinion. They’re threatening the livelihoods of the decision-makers in the case. This only differs from the US Attorney scandal in that Republicans don’t hold the White House, so the threats are coming from a different part of the government.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 8, 2011 8:45 am|
Polling shows the public divided on whether to blame Democrats or Republicans. The establishment media doesn’t want to be seen as choosing sides. And since there is an even split of powers in our Constitution, unlike many other democracies, there isn’t the clear accountability of being able to point to the party that controls this one specific chamber/office as the obvious offender.
|By: bmaz Thursday March 24, 2011 7:45 am|
The Obama Administration has sought to improperly alter Constitutional Miranda rights by administrative decree.
|By: David Dayen Saturday July 10, 2010 10:30 am|
But uncertainty over the situation—and the administration’s plans to impose a new moratorium while it investigates the causes of the explosion that triggered the well blowout — are keeping the drilling rigs shut.