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Obama’s Imperial About-Face on War

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 27th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Obama’s Imperial About-Face on War
Michael Cohen, Boston Globe
There is perhaps no issue where the gap between the rhetoric of candidate Obama and his actions as president have been so vast. Since becoming president, Obama has not actively sought nor received new congressional authorization for employing America’s military around the world — and in the current fight with the Islamic State, he’s breaking new and dangerous ground in expanding the president’s power to wage war. To be sure, this is a disputed legal question — where you sit (on Capitol Hill or at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.) largely determines how you answer it. That…

No Justification for WH Manipulation of Pool Reports

Would Loss Crack Dems’ Keystone Stonewall?
Byron York, DC Examiner
The federal government recently began its seventh year of considering whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Nearly all that time has passed under the administration of President Obama, who seems content never to decide the pipeline’s fate. That way, it wouldn’t be built, which would please the president’s supporters on the liberal environmental fringe, but would never be explicitly rejected, which could offend everybody else. It’s striking to see an administration stonewalling an issue with so much popular support on the other side. A Washington Post-ABC News poll in…

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