Congress Chooses 9/11 Families over Saudi Arabia in Rebuke to Obama

Members of both the House and Senate struck down President Obama’s veto of a bill that would permit family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. The overwhelming bi-partisan support for still-grieving families served as a humiliating rebuke for both Obama and Saudi Arabia, America’s closest ally in the Middle East, which has recently come under increased scrutiny despite an entrenched alliance that deepened after 9/11.

The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.

Clinton & Trump: A Plague On Both Your Houses

American political history suggests that somewhere along the way our national superego awakens to suppress the worst of our urges. We relegate fringe candidates to their proper place in history and gravitate to the more centrist message.

Why an Army Captain Is Suing Obama

Nathan Michael Smith, an US Army Captain, is suing President Obama because he believes the war against ISIS is unconstitutional. The war, which began in August 2014, has never been authorized by Congress. But Obama remains adamant that he has the legal authority to fight ISIS, citing authorizations from 2001 and 2002 related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

US to Send 450 More Troops to Iraq, Yet Congress Refuses...

"If this is worth fighting ISIS, and I believe it is, it's worth having Congress do its job."

White House: We Don’t Need No New AUMF to Fight ISIS

It’d hardly be a surprise if a large chunk of the American public had no idea Congress last week debated President Barack Obama’s authorization for a war he’s already fighting.

6 Months After Strikes On ISIS, Obama Seeks War Authorization

"We have to condition the American people: This is going to go on for a long time. It’s terrible to say but that’s the reality. They’re not going to go away easy.”

Is Obama’s War on ISIS Legal?

The Obama administration is using a 13-year-old law authorizing combat against Sept. 11 perpetrators to target ISIS.

Exclusive: Dr. Cornel West Talks Protest, War Crimes, NDAA & Snowden...

"It’s about love at the center of it that leads to a protest, that leads to a critique, leads to a resistance, leads to solidarity,.."

The Long Island Press Drone

Trusting me with a drone is no more ridiculous than allowing the executive branch to unilaterally determine which civil liberties and human rights to recognize, as if an option exists.
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