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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 29: Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) accepts the Elizabeth Taylor Legislative Leadership Award at the AIDSWatch 2016 Positive Leadership Award Reception at the Rayburn House Office Building on February 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation)

Hapless: GOP-Led Panel Approves Amendment That Would End Trump’s Authorization of Force Against Jihadist Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Republican-led House panel, in a rare show of bipartisanship, has voted to approve an amendment introduced by a Democrat to revoke the 2001 law that grants the president the authority to wage war against al-Qaeda and its affiliates without the consent of Congress, a move that restricts President Donald Trump’s ability to fight terror.

Army Captain Sues Obama over Islamic State War

Army Captain Sues Obama over Islamic State War

Army Captain Nathan Michael Smith, 28, has filed suit against President Obama in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, contending that the President lacks legal authority for his war against the Islamic State.

Commander US Forces Afghanistan General John Campbell testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 8, 2015. US President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, as the medical charity demanded …

Top U.S. General: ‘I Do Not Have Authority’ to Offensively Attack Taliban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military, since President Obama declared that American troops had ceased their combat mission at the end of 2014, has only been able to attack the Taliban from a defensive position, the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan told lawmakers.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, shakes hands with a guest during a campaign stop at the Puritan Backroom restaurant, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Manchester. ()

Rand Paul Warns Against Undeclared War and Using ‘Underwhelming Force’ Against ISIS

During a Sirius XM town hall meeting hosted by Stephen K. Bannon of Breitbart News, Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul was asked the question that has defined much of his political career: how can Americans be effectively protected from terrorist threats like ISIS, without unduly compromising individual liberty?

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Sen. Boxer: Iran Cannot Be Trusted ‘For One Second’

Outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) both praised and chastised fellow Democrat and Secretary of State John Kerry during Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. On Iran, Boxer said point-blank that Iran cannot be trusted “for one second.” She then went on to clarify her belief that while the people of Iran could be trusted, the government and regime cannot be.