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Democrats want Congress to sign off on Libya attack [they have strong views on the War Powers Act]
Politico ^

Posted on 03/19/2011 2:27:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Democrats want Congress to sign off on Libya attack

By: John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen March 19, 2011 04:27 PM EDT

Even as American warships have begun bombing military targets inside Libya, several leading House Democrats are pushing for President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval to allow U.S. forces to help enforce a “no-fly” zone over Libya.

Rep. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is setting up a conference call with members this afternoon to discuss U.S. involvement in Libya. Larson is one of those Democrats who want Obama to get congressional approval for American involvement in the effort.

Other Democrats with the same view as Larson are Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) and Dennis Kucinich (Ohio). On the Senate side, Sen. Richard Lugar (Ind.), top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, has called on Obama to seek congressional sign-off on the Libyan operation.

Larson is putting the call together so that rank-and-file lawmakers can get more information from Democrats who were at the White House on Friday to be briefed about U.S. involvement in the Libyan campaign. American warships began missile attacks on Libyan air-defense units on Saturday as part of “Operation Odyssey Dawn,” according to media reports.

“It’s an update for members,” Larson spokesman Ellis Brachman said.

But today’s Democratic Caucus call may also turn into a debate over whether Democrats should push the president to seek congressional approval for U.S. involvement in Libya under the War Powers Act. Larson himself believes the president has a responsibility to do so. Several House Republicans, including Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), have challenged the White House on the same issue in the past.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jimmyqaeda2; kucinich; larson; libya; lugar; nadler; noflyzone; obama; odysseydawn; pelosi; ronpaul; warpowers
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To: fso301
Pelosi and Obama both out of country when a war starts? Of well, that's one way to avoid questions.

I am reminded of a quip by the great Renaldo Maxus as he began a meeting with the press, "Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement."

Gotta love him.

51 posted on 03/19/2011 5:32:58 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government!)
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To: trooprally

Obama lied, people died...........


52 posted on 03/19/2011 5:37:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: devolve

Good post devolve. Rev. Wright is going to be soo upset at Obozo attacking one of their circle of friends. Qadaffi Obama, Farrakhan and even Odinga - all interwoven.


53 posted on 03/19/2011 5:38:55 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: MichiganConservative
America, you get the government you, oh so richly, deserve.

From your view from Michigan, I can understand your feeling that way. However, you are being a little hard on the rest of us.

If you consider that the Communists have been slowly but steadily undermining this country for over 100 years and now control the media, one of the major political parties, all the labor unions including the government workers, the trial lawyers, many NGO's that illegally funnel money to the Democrats, and all the voter fraud that is perpetrated by the Democrats, you will see that the real Americans who are the majority in this country don't have a real shot at things. We are overrun my a minority of lying thieves.

You see that in Michigan as much or more than anywhere else.

54 posted on 03/19/2011 5:39:31 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government!)
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To: potlatch

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Jimmy Qaeda II gave Ka-Daffy’s kids a ton of American taxpayer’s bucks to use in a phony foundation

Money ended up being shipped as weapons to HAMAS to past Israel - Bomber Boy Bill Ames was involved and coordinating the scheme

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55 posted on 03/19/2011 5:51:40 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . Fill your hand! . . .)
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To: devolve

The dirty dealing never ends, does it! And the public never hears about it either.


56 posted on 03/19/2011 6:02:11 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: IrishCatholic

I’m thinking I read somewhere when a president is unpopular and his polls fall to 42-43% he then becomes dangerous.


57 posted on 03/19/2011 6:21:39 PM PDT by crabpott (' we are living in the strangest, most perilous, and unbelievable decade in modern memory' VDH)
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To: IrishCatholic

I’m thinking I read somewhere when a president is unpopular and his polls fall to 42-43% he then becomes dangerous.


58 posted on 03/19/2011 6:21:47 PM PDT by crabpott (' we are living in the strangest, most perilous, and unbelievable decade in modern memory' VDH)
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To: potlatch

Now 0pansy has finally left a trail of videos, photograbs, speeches, books - and suddenly contradictions appear as he attempts to juggle golf and vacations and basketball and miniwars


59 posted on 03/19/2011 6:28:35 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . Fill your hand! . . .)
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To: devolve
Obama has other things on his mind. I keep thinking of "from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli"

And Obama does Rio.....

60 posted on 03/19/2011 6:39:43 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

Is that the part where he suddenly tosses up the two flaming batons?

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61 posted on 03/19/2011 6:50:36 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . Fill your hand! . . .)
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To: devolve

No, he probably has an ice cream cone in his inner breast pocket........and soon it will start dripping.

- that may be when he’ll need the flaming batons!


62 posted on 03/19/2011 7:00:01 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: potlatch

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I believe he will be eating Rocky Road for a while now

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63 posted on 03/19/2011 7:20:52 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . Fill your hand! . . .)
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To: devolve

I agree, his plate is getting full. Maybe that’s why he takes all the vacations, thinking things will work their way out if he ignores and avoids. But they don’t and won’t.
He’s a strange one.....


64 posted on 03/19/2011 7:28:05 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: potlatch

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Eisenhower and McArthur should have run their campaigns from the golf course.....

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65 posted on 03/19/2011 7:43:27 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . Fill your hand! . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bog it down in committees.

Go all over TV and turn the resolution in to a national debate.

I’m serious. :)


66 posted on 03/19/2011 7:49:23 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: devolve

We might not be here if they had.


67 posted on 03/19/2011 7:51:01 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: devolve

Wooo, this bellhop smells like mothballs.


68 posted on 03/19/2011 8:10:09 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: potlatch

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But it’s the Chicago Way!

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69 posted on 03/19/2011 8:21:54 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . Fill your hand! . . .)
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To: chessplayer

Thank you. To use the arguments of Rosie O’Donnell, why are we attacking a sovereign nation? We have NO idea whether the rebels will be even more evil than Kaddafi. Think of the CHILDREN!


70 posted on 03/19/2011 8:46:10 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Obama as a cowboy is like John Wayne as a ballerina.


71 posted on 03/20/2011 6:54:35 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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