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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.

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)

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.

Army Captain Sues Obama over Islamic State War

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.

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