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Death of the War Powers Act? | The Washington Post

This week, the War Powers Act confronts its moment of truth. Friday marked the 60th day since President Obama told Congress of his Libyan campaign. According to the act, that declaration started a 60-day clock: If Obama fails to obtain congressional support for his decision within this time limit, he has only one option — end American involvement within the following 30 days.

Obama has not only failed but he hasn’t even tried — leaving it to Sen. Richard Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, to call for a “specific resolution that would give [the president] authority.”

Read more here: Death of the War Powers Act? – The Washington Post.

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