Friday, May 27, 2011

Lawmakers question whether Obama is adhering to War Powers Resolution in Libya

Is President Obama breaking the law in Libya?

Both the White House and congressional leaders appear eager to avoid that question — five days after Obama missed a legal deadline for obtaining Congress’s permission for military operations there.

But during a House hearing on Wednesday, legislators from both parties blasted Obama for appearing to disregard the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

Their criticism was the latest sign that Obama may not be able to avert a debate over the Nixon-era law — a key rule that spells out how America should go to war — simply by ignoring it.

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